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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The Girl with a Hat Box

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

One 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. Soviet cinema of the 20s may be best known for its massive political epics like Battleship Potemkin, but the popular movie entertainment of the era is worth discovering as well.


This screening is part of A Day of Silent Film at Abbeydale Picture House, from 11am on Sat 6 May. Save money with an All-Day Saturday Pass; seven films for £25.

With live piano accompaniment by Meg Morley

Also screening in the festival is The House on Trubnaya Street, another delightful and visually striking Soviet comedy. See it at Showroom Cinema (Sheffield) and Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds).

Directed by Boris Barnet, USSR, 1927, 65 mins, screening in 35mm

Earlier Event: May 6
Buster Keaton in The Cameraman