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Silent Films & Live Music
February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£7 – £32.
Ropsley Village Hall presents
Sunday 9 February 7.30pm
The films – The Pitch O’Chance (1915) – The Pilgrim (1916)
The live music – Kate Lissauer Sonic Silents Trio
This wonderfully warm homage to the black and white Oscar-winning Hollywood Western movies of pioneering director Frank Borzage features live performance of old-time scores to silent films by a trio of masters of American country music.
Beginning his career as a successful and sought-after actor, Frank Borzage started directing short films in 1915, and won the first ever ‘Academy Award for Directing’ in 1927, for Seventh Heaven. Famed for his focus on the emotional and sensual elements of stories, Borzage was a true Hollywood maverick. Rejecting conventions, he offered an insight into the lives of early settlers in such a way that gives modern audiences a refreshing new-look at a long-established film tradition.
Two of Borzage’s earliest short films are screened here with live musical accompaniment from leading lights of old-time American country music Kate Lissauer, John Whelan and Jason Titley.
Tickets Adult £10.50. Two adults and two children £32. U16 £7
Further info 01476 585 739