After five days of films, music, research, conversation, sandwiches and coffee, the 19th British Silent Film Festival has drawn to a close. We had a wonderful time and we’d like to thank the staff of the Phoenix Arts Centre in Leicester for their warm welcome and their awesome technical skills.
If you have been following the festival on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll have seen the that screenings prompted lots of discussion online. If you haven’t, or you’d like a recap, here’s a flavour of what people were saying about the festival:
We also asked you for your highlights of the festival:
We know you won’t want to miss this – here’s festival director Laraine Porter spreading the word about silent cinema and the BSFF.
And people are writing more than just tweets!
- We’re very grateful that Ithankyou Arthur blogged three times from the festival:
- On Cocktails (1928), starring Pat and Patachon.
- On Day Three of the BSFF, including Balaclava, Bill Morrison, Different from the Others (1920) and Hands Up! (1926).
- On Day Four of the BSFF, including PG Wodehouse, Phono Film, Canine Capers, The Pleasure Garden (1925) and Betty Balfour in A Sister of Six (1926).
- Here’s the Silent London report from the festival.
- Look out for another report on BSFF in the November 2017 issue of Sight & Sound.
Hi Lorraine, Very nice intro to it all in your interview. But, looking below at the comments, I am utterly astonished that no-one mentioned the Hitchcock film, ‘The Pleasure Garden’. Bryony made the point very well in her intro that Hitch thought about everything that went into his films. How right that is. Even to the titles, even to the ‘opinion’ of the dog! (it even hated radio) Thanks Bryony for restoring this film, thanks Lorraine for programming it, thanks Charles for reminding us about this great director. Best wishes, Stephen
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