British Silents and BFI present...
British Silent Film Festival at Aldeburgh
A Festival of Film and Live Music at Aldeburgh Cinema
Fri 3rd - Sunday 5th May 2013
Sam's Boy (1922) image courtesy of BFI, Still and Posters
SOUNDS & SILENTS is an entertaining and inspiring festival of film and live music. It sets out to connect past and present right at the heart of the coastal community that is Aldeburgh, with tales of brave seafarers, boats, lighthouses, and the beauty, pleasures and turbulences of small villages whose lifeblood was the coastal trade.
Perhaps best known for the wonderful Aldeburgh Music Festival founded by Suffolk's famous son, Benjamin Britten, our town and region is steeped in arts, cultureand creativity. Films have been shown in the gorgeous and atmospheric Aldeburgh Cinema consistently since 1919, in the heady days of silent cinema. When the cinema opened it would have had resident musicians to provide music .– SOUNDS & SILENT will bring you the best contemporary silent film accompanists to bring the films alive. All screenings will be introduced by the programming team of the British Silent Film Festival: LARAINE PORTER, BRYONY DIXON and NEIL BRAND who work to promote interest in our film heritage.
Dedicated programmes are out now, visit www.aldeburghcinema.co.uk for all programme details.