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7 September

Silent Movie Nights (Dir. Various) (Screening format – not known) An evening of silent comedies including Dough and Dynamite (Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1914) – Chaplin and Chester Conklin work as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results. Mabel’s New Hero aka Fatty and the Bathing Beauties (Dir. mack Sennett, 1913) Fatty Arbuckle  rescues Mabel Mystery_Of_The_Leaping_Fish_Cocaine_filled_1916_MovieNormand twice: first, from the unwelcome attentions of a masher, then from a runaway observation balloon.  The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (Dir. John Emerson, 1919) One of the most bizarre and funniest silent films of all times.  Douglas Fairbanks plays detective Coke Ennyday (image left), a cocaine/heroin/alcohol addicted parody of Sherlock Holmes .  Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life (Dir, Mack Sennett, 1913)  Mabel Normand rejects the advances of a villainous cad who then seizes Mabel and chains her to a railroad track. Mabel’s anxious boyfriend turns for help to the great Barney Oldfield, who jumps in his racing car and speeds to the rescue along with the Keystone Kops.  Presented by Gladstones Bag  with live score and sound effects.  Britannia Panopticon Music Hall,  Glasgow    Link

10 September

Burlesque_on_Carmen_posterThe 1916 Cine-Variety Show.    A  recreation of a 1916 historic music hall show, featuring demonstrations by re-enactors, recruitment songs, comedy sketches, silent films and newsreels shown in the Britannia Panopticon during 1916,  including   Burlesque on Carmen (Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1915)  Chaplin’s pastiche on the Carmen story in which Carmen (Edna Purviance), a gypsy seductress is sent to convince Darn Hosiery (Chaplin), the officer in charge of guarding one of the entrances to the city of Sevilla, to allow a smuggling run. She first tries to bribe him but he takes the money and refuses to let the smuggled goods in.  She then invites him to Lillas Pastia’s inn where she seduces him. After a fight at the tobacco factory where Carmen works, he has to arrest her but later lets her escape.  For more information see wikipedia.org  With live musical accompaniment.     Britannia Panopticon Music Hall,  Glasgow   Link

achmedLARGE-1280x480The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Dir. Carl Koch and Lotte Reiniger, 1926) (Screening format – not known, 72 mins)   Based on the classic collection of stories “Arabian Nights,” the film tells the story of an evil African sorcerer who tricks a young prince named Achmed into riding a wild magical flying horse which he does not know how to control. The evil sorcerer assumes that the Prince will eventually get thrown from the flying horse and plunge to his death. However, Prince Achmed manages to tame the flying horse and instead gets whisked away into a series of adventures that include encounters with Aladdin, the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, the beautiful Princess Pari Banu and of course a showdown with the evil African sorcerer. This German animated fairy-tale film  is the oldest surviving animated feature film.  It features a silhouette animation technique co-director Reiniger had invented which involved manipulated cutouts made from cardboard and thin sheets of lead under a camera. The technique she used for the camera is similar to Wayang shadow puppets, though hers were animated frame by frame, not manipulated in live action. For more information see methodshop.com  With live musical accompaniment by acoustic trio Sink.  Dundee Contenporary Arts, Scotland Link

13 September

ThiefofBagdad.4web_originalThe Thief of Bagdad  (Dir.  Raoul Walsh, 1924) (Screening format – not known, 140 mins)  A crafty thief (Douglas Fairbanks) sneaks into the palace of Bagdad, where, passing himself off as a nobleman, he falls in love with the beautiful princess (Julanne Johnston). But thieves can’t simply marry princesses! A test is devised to select a husband from her many suitors; sent away to distant lands, he who finds the rarest treasure can return to marry her. On his journey our hero wanders into the Cavern of Enchanted Trees, meets the Old Man of the Midnight Sea, journeys to the Abode of the Winged Horse, fights monsters and battles the army of the evil King of Ho Sho (Sojin), who will stop at nothing to claim the princess and her fortune! Fairbanks’ incredible athleticism, grace and breathtaking stunts showcase an actor at the height of his career, while this thrilling Action/ Fantasy / Drama launched the career of extraordinary director Raoul Walsh.  Find out more at silentfilm.org   With live piano accompaniment by Forrester Pyke.  Eden Court, Inverness  Link

14 September

rink_posterThe Rink (Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1916) and The General (Dir. Buster Keaton, 1926) (Screening format – not known, 24/78 mins) In The Rink Charlie Chaplin gets his skates on as a clumsy waiter who causes chaos at the local roller rink. A full century after it was made, the film’s perfectly timed comic choreography never fails to have its audiences in stitches.  Find out more at wikipedia.org  The General sees Buster Keaton go from zero to hero as Johnny Gray, a young man rejected by the Confederate Army who proves his courage by stealing back a train grabbed by Civil War forces from the North. Keaton, who performed his own death-defying stunts, blends slapstick and action to create a silent cinema masterpiece.  Find out more at  silentfilm.org  .  Presented as part of the Kirkcaldy Film Festival.  The Adam Smith Theater, Kirkcaldy, Scotland Link

16 September

Wunder der Schopfung 2_600Wunder der Schöpfung  (Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)  (Screening format – not known, 92mins)  This ground-breaking silent documentary is an extraordinary and unique document outlining human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s,  literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.  Find out more at  filmmuseum.com    With live performance from acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 of a electronic/acoustic soundscape score specially commissioned for the 2016 Hippodrome Silent Film Festival . An Tobar, Mull, Scotland Link

17 September

Wunder der Schopfung 2_600Wunder der Schöpfung  (Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)  (Screening format – not known, 92mins)  This ground-breaking silent documentary is an extraordinary and unique document outlining human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s,  literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.  Find out more at  filmmuseum.com    With live performance from acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 of a electronic/acoustic soundscape score specially commissioned for the 2016 Hippodrome Silent Film Festival . Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland  Link

18 September

Wunder der Schopfung 2_600Wunder der Schöpfung  (Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)  (Screening format – not known, 92mins)  This ground-breaking silent documentary is an extraordinary and unique document outlining human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s,  literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.  Find out more at  filmmuseum.com    With live performance from acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 of a electronic/acoustic soundscape score specially commissioned for the 2016 Hippodrome Silent Film Festival . Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland   Link

 19 September

Wunder der Schopfung 2_600Wunder der Schöpfung  (Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)  (Screening format – not known, 92mins)  This ground-breaking silent documentary is an extraordinary and unique document outlining human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s,  literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.  Find out more at  filmmuseum.com    With live performance from acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 of a electronic/acoustic soundscape score specially commissioned for the 2016 Hippodrome Silent Film Festival . Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland Link

 


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