The great German director FW Murnau, creator of the unforgettable Nosferatu, was lured to work in Hollywood in 1926 and the result was Sunrise, one of silent film’s masterpieces. A lyrical, fairytale story of love and betrayal, combined with beautiful camera work, Sunrise won three Oscars at the first ever Academy Awards in 1929. This screening will be accompanied by a score for harp, played live by one of the world’s greatest silent film musicians, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.
To see it today is to be dazzled (Roger Ebert)
Performing live: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp)
USA, 1927, 95 mins, certificate U
Tickets £12 (£5 students)
Why not come to the 4pm Laurel and Hardy show as well? Save money with a joint ticket: £18 (a saving of £4).