Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

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The Lost World (Hull)
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Lost World (Hull)

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Hull Independent Cinema and Yorkshire Silents present THE LOST WORLD

Ninety years before Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Arthur Conan Doyle's dinosaur adventure was brought to the big screen for the first time. Join us for an adventure across continents to the land that time forgot, featuring all your favourite dinosaurs, the terrifying 'apeman' and a few volcanoes for good measure. Special effects pioneer Willis O'Brien's stop-motion animation still looks magnificent on the big screen - he started work on his masterpiece, King Kong, just a few months after the release of The Lost World. With live, improvised piano accompaniment by Jonny Best.

Tickets £9 (HIC members and students £8)


For more information on the event organisers Hull Independent Cinema, or to purchase an annual membership, please visit www.hullindependentcinema.com 

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The Lost World (Hebden Bridge)
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

The Lost World (Hebden Bridge)

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Before Jurassic Park there was...THE LOST WORLD!
The original silent film dinosaur adventure - with live piano.


Ninety years before Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Arthur Conan Doyle's dinosaur adventure was brought to the big screen for the first time. Join us for an adventure across continents to the land that time forgot, featuring all your favourite dinosaurs, the terrifying 'apeman' and a few volcanoes for good measure. With live, improvised piano accompaniment by Jonny Best.

Tickets £9/£7/£5

Doors at 4.15pm, film starts at 5pm

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King Kong (Sheffield)
Feb
10
7:15 PM19:15

King Kong (Sheffield)

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DOORS AT 4PM FOR DOUBLE BILL/THE LOST WORLD

DOORS AT 6.50PM FOR KING KONG ONLY TICKET HOLDERS

KING KONG (1933) - the greatest monster pic of them all, the awesome and extraordinary King Kong, gave us one of cinema's most unforgettable images: Fay Wray in Kong's grasp atop the Empire State Building. Willis O'Brien's animated Kong combines with Max Steiner's groundbreaking score to create a monster film with heart. Showing in 35mm on the Abbeydale's huge screen, there's no better way to experience this historic film. 

Double-billing with The Lost World (5pm) - the original silent film dinosaur adventure with live piano accompaniment

Tickets: £15 (double bill)
£9.50 (King Kong only)
Children 18 and under £3 (The Lost World/King Kong)

Family tickets also available. Click the link below for details. 

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The Lost World (Sheffield)
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Lost World (Sheffield)

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DOORS AT 4PM FOR DOUBLE BILL/THE LOST WORLD

DOORS AT 6.50PM FOR KING KONG ONLY TICKET HOLDERS

Before Jurassic Park there was...THE LOST WORLD!
The original silent film dinosaur adventure - with live piano.


Ninety years before Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Arthur Conan Doyle's dinosaur adventure was brought to the big screen for the first time. Join us for an adventure across continents to the land that time forgot, featuring all your favourite dinosaurs, the terrifying 'apeman' and a few volcanoes for good measure. With live, improvised piano accompaniment by Jonny Best.

Part of a double-bill with KING KONG (1933, 35mm)

Tickets: £15 (double bill)
£8 (The Lost World only)
Children 18 and under £3 (The Lost World/King Kong)

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Snow White
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Snow White

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Snow White
The 1916 silent film with live musical accompaniment

Presented by University of Hull, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Education, in association with Yorkshire Silent Film

Walt Disney's magical 1937 film Snow White was his very first feature length animation - but it wasn't the first Snow White film. Twenty-one years earlier, Snow White was made as a silent film, based on the hit Snow White play of 1912. This rarely-seen film will be screened with live musical accompaniment by Jonny Best Piano and percussionist Trevor Bartlett, and introduced by University of Hull's Dr Amy Davis, author of 'Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation'.

Walt himself saw this version of Snow White in Kansas City when he was fifteen years old. The film was then lost - like so many silent films - and remained unseen for decades, until a copy was found in Amsterdam in the early 1990s. Now, restored to its original, sparkling state by George Eastman House in New York, today's audiences can see for themselves the Snow White that so inspired a teenage Walt Disney. 

Tickets £4 - £7

Snow White
USA, 1916 • Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Cert U

 

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