Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

List of screenings

There are several ways to explore the festival programme on this website. Scrolling down this page will show you a chronological list of all forty screenings. Click on the pictures or the green buttons to find out more about any event.

You can also explore the festival by place here or see the festival calendar here.

The festival brochure can be read online here.

 
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A day of silent film at Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield

  • Abbeydale Picture House 387 Abbeydale Road Sheffield, England, S7 1FS United Kingdom (map)

There'll be seven screenings, including films from the UK, USA, France, Spain and the USSR - from comedy to fantasy films, surreal British sci-fi and one of Hollywood's greatest romantic dramas.

Each film is £6, except Flesh and the Devil which is £9. An all-day Saturday Pass giving entry to all seven films is £25.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR AT ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE TODAY, SATURDAY 6 MAY - CASH ONLY PLEASE

Cartoon Carnival (11am)

Start the day off with Krazy Kat, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and more from the earliest days of animation.  

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Buster Keaton in The Cameraman (12pm)

Keaton stars as a wannabe news cameraman trying to make his mark in the MGM newsreel department. One of Keaton's last films as director and one of his very best. 

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The Girl with a Hat Box (1.45pm)

The first of two wonderful Soviet comedies at this year's festival, Anna Sten plays a mischievous milliner who enters into a marriage of convenience with a homeless college student so that he can use her Moscow apartment.  

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Man Without Desire (4pm)

This sumptuous drama of love and frustrated desire in 18th-century Venice sees the tragic Count Vittorio Dandolo (played by Ivor Novello) venture into suspended animation. Waking 200 years later, Vittorio finds he’s not the man he was before. A deeply strange and oddly compelling film. 

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Tall Tales and Incredible Journeys - the fantasy cinema of Georges Melies and Segundo de Chomon (5.45pm)

Take a journey into the impossible with this selection of short fantasy films from the earliest days of cinema. Full of ingenious effects and beautiful, hand-drawn colours, these tales of flying cars, rockets to the sun and magical goings on are as astounding today as they must have been more than a century ago. Includes Georges Melies' famous 1902 adventure A Trip to the Moon.

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Greta Garbo in Flesh and the Devil (8pm)

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Greta Garbo, John Gilbert and Swedish heartthrob Lars Hanson star in MGM's lavish melodrama about boyhood friends who each fall in love with the same woman. This is the film that made Garbo a star in the USA and it's silent cinema at its most lush and intoxicating. 

Tickets £9 or £25 for a Saturday Pass for all seven screenings

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Late night horror - Behind the Door

This gruesome and bizarre little shocker of a film will bring your day at Abbeydale Picture House to a somewhat disturbing finish - a brutal tabloid drama of rape and retribution that pits Hobart Bosworth, a German-American sailor, against Wallace Beery, a sadistic German U-boat commander. 

Playing live - Stephen Horne.

Tickets £6 or £25 for a Saturday Pass giving entry to all seven Saturday films.

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR AT ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE