“It’s the beating of his hideous heart!”


The British Silent Film Festival Presents:

An evening of Edgar Allan Poe silent film adaptations

Wednesday 13 September at 8pm-10pm

St Mary De Castro Church, Leicester

With live musical accompaniment

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The Fall of the House of Usher (James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, US, 1928)

A spectacular evening of silent film adaptions from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror stories, including: The Fall of the House of Usher   (James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, US, 1928), which tells the story of a brother and sister living (or not) under a family curse; The Tell-tale Heart (Charles Klein, US, 1928), a story of insanity and murder; plus Prelude (Castleton Knight, UK, 1927) taken from Poe’s story ‘Buried Alive’. The programme includes the classic animated short, another version of The Tell-Tale Heart (Ted Parmalee, US, 1954) narrated by James Mason at his sinister best.

Bryony Dixon (silent film curator, BFI) will introduce the evening with a reading from Poe. All silent films will be accompanied with live music played on the church organ, the piano and effects by the Festival’s world-renowned silent film musicians, Neil Brand, Phil Carli, Stephen Horne and John Sweeney.

Tickets are available from Phoenix £12 / £10 concessions / £10 Under 25

Available from Phoenix, or on the door, but advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Book online: http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/british-silent-film-festival/

Or via Phoenix Box Office 0116 242 2800

 

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