Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

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Scotland’s only silent film festival runs over five days with events, screenings, new commissions and workshops, featuring live music and storytelling by national and international musicians and performers. The programme is a mix of rare, recently re-discovered and classic silent films with live accompaniment, and also revives the tradition of the Film Explainer (part narrator/part actor).

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Gloria Swanson and Baby Peggy to feature in Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

27 Feb 2013

The silent film stars are part of a programme that includes music from Minima and The Dodge Brothers

Gloria Swanson is for many people the epitome of the silent film star. She is remembered not just for her many roles in early cinema (Male and Female, Why Change Your Wife) but also as ageing silent screen actress Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s sublime…

The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema extended for 2013

5 Feb 2013

Festival screenings will feature Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy and more

Scotland’s only silent film festival is ready for its third year in the beautiful Hippodrome ‘picture palace’ in Bo’ness. The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema has been extended to a five day event for the first time, with a flurry of musical…

Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2012

17 Feb 2012

Programme includes The First Born, Another Fine Mess, The Black Pirate and Safety Last!

Shhh...! Whisper it quietly, but it’s fair to say that 2012 is likely to be the biggest year in silent cinema for nearly eight decades. The global success of Michel Hazanavicius’ glowing tribute The Artist means that silent films currently have their…

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