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22 January

The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1925_film)Phantom Of The Opera (Dir. Rupert Julian, 1925)  The mysterious  phantom (Lon Chaney) is a vengeful composer living in the catacombs under the Paris Opera House, determined to promote the career of  the singer he loves (Mary Philbin).  Famed for the phantom’s shock unmasking, incredible set designs and the masked ball sequence, it still packs a punch. Find out more at Wikipedia. Live musical accompaniment by Minima.   Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, Notts.   Link

23 January

Phantom Of The Opera (Dir. Rupert Julian, 1925)  The mysterious phantom (Lon Chaney) is a vengeful composer living in the catacombs under the Paris Opera House, determined to promote the career of  the singer he loves (Mary Philbin).  Famed for the phantom’s shock unmasking, incredible set designs and the masked ball sequence, it still packs a punch. Find out more at Wikipedia.  Live musical accompaniment by Minima.   Coddington Community Centre, Notts.  Link

The Immigrant (Dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1917) + Seven Chances (Dir.  Buster Keaton, 1926)  In the Immigrant, Chaplin as the little tramp meets a girl (Edna Purviance) on board ship heading to the US and later entertains her for lunch, which he may or may not be able to pay for.  In Seven Chances, Buster Keaton has just hours to find a wife if he is to inherit seven million dollars.  He has a girlfriend (Ruth Dwyer) but when she says no does he have time to find an alternative?  Find out more at  Wikipedia and IMDb.  With live musical accompaniment by Vincent Byrne.   St. Barnabas Church Erdington, Birmingham  Link

24 JanuarySunrise_vintage

Steamboat Bill Jnr.    (Dir. Buster Keaton, 1928)  A crusty river boat captain hopes that his long departed son’s return will help him compete with a business rival.  Unfortunately, William Canfield Jnr (Buster Keaton) is an effete college boy.  Worse still, he has fallen for the business rival’s daughter (Marion Byron).  Not a commercial success at the time, this is now rightly regarded as a Keaton classic.    Find out more at Wikipedia  The Electric, Birmingham   Link

30 January

Sunrise (Dir.  F W Murnau, 1927)    One of the undisputed pinnacles of silent cinema, this lyrical masterpiece is a study of betrayal, love and reconciliation. Seduced by a vamp from the city, a man (George O’Brien) from a small fishing village plans to murder his wife (Janet Gaynor) during a boat trip to town. However, both reach their destination unscathed and there, amid a dazzling panoply of urban attractions, the couple rediscover their love for each other.   Read more at Wikipedia      The Electric, Birmingham  Link