Several silent films from the BFI National Archive will screen at the Phoenix Square in Leicester, Watershed in Bristol and the Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge.
The BFI will present The Last Appeal and The Jest from the Grand Guignol series; The Final Problem from The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Silver Buddha from The Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu series as part of the Silent Sensations Programme. Live piano will accompany the screenings.
Bryony Dixon, BFI National Archive Curator and Programmer, has facilitated the events to make silent film more accessible to audiences.
The Silent Sensations programme is part of the BFI’s two-month Long Live Film initiative to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the BFI National Archive.
The first screening of Silent Sensations will run at Phoenix Square on July 11. It then moves to the Watershed on the July 18 and moves to the Arts Picturehouse a week later.