Picture House participates in the first Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Our 1920s single screen cinema will host screenings to take place over three weekends, as part of a month-long celebration of silent cinema.
Hebden Bridge Picture House is pleased to announce the first screening, Helen of Four Gates on Sunday 17 July at 5pm (Doors 4.15pm).
Some time ago, the HebWeb spoke with Nick Wilding (see HebWeb News, Jan 2010) and was able to reveal some of the story of how this classic silent film was tracked down to once again enthrall audiences at the Hebden Bridge Picture House.
Filmed in Calderdale, Helen of Four Gates will be screened with a live harp accompaniment by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. Nick Wilding, who traced the once lost film down in Canada back in 2007, will also be on hand to give a talk on the film and its history.
The following weekend sees the Silent Film Comedy Triple Bill, including Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street, on Saturday 23 July at 2pm (Doors 1.15pm). A live accompaniment will be present again and children's tickets for this event will be priced at just £1.
Finally, to close the festival on Saturday 30 July, Fritz Lang's classic drama Metropolis will be shown with live piano accompaniment by Jonathan Best (Doors 3.45pm). This gripping and unforgettable sci-fi is the first great sci-fi movie and an experience you won't forget.
Tickets are available online here and a special offer is available for the advance sale of all three screenings.
For coming films and events, see the Picture House website.
Previous coverage of Helen of Four Gates
HebWeb News: Interview with Nick Wilding and how this classic silent film was tracked down to once again enthrall audiences at the Hebden Bridge Picture House. (Jan 2011)
Guardian — After global search for last remaining negative, Cecil Hepworth's 1921 classic to be shown in Yorkshire town where it premiered.
HebWeb News - Helen of Four Gates, May 2010
HebWeb News - Helen of Four Gates, November 2010
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