SILENT SHORTS: THE ROARING TWENTIES
A Celebration Of 1920’s Silent British Comedy
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 Sagrada, Cut it Out, Typical Budget and Book Worms.