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SILENT SHORTS: THE ROARING TWENTIES

A Celebration Of 1920’s Silent British Comedy

DESCRIPTION:

There’s a particularly “modern” kind of humour for which the British are famous: self-deprecating, self-referential and absurdist. You can find it in Vic and Bob, in the Goons and Monty Python, but it started much earlier than that, and was particularly strong in British silent comedies of the 1920s.

This rare selection from the BFI Archive is hosted by BFI silent film curator Bryony Dixon with new live scores by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

For context, we will be screening:

The Big Swallow, Pimple’s Battle of Waterloo and Premier Prix du Violincelle.

1920s films in the programme:

Crossing the Great SagradaCut it OutTypical Budget and Book Worms.

SCREENING DETAILS

DATE: Saturday April 23rd
TIME: 13.20
VENUEBFI Southbank, NFT3
PRICE: £10.65

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