Talking about the 19th British Silent Film Festival

L’Hirondelle et la mésange (André Antoine, 1920)

L’Hirondelle et la mésange (André Antoine, 1920)

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!

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2 responses

  1. 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

    On 19 September 2017 at 10:31, British Silent Film Festival wrote:

    > PH posted: ” 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 w” >

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