Presented by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse

5th August to 9th August . 7.30pm .
£10 - £13 full price, £8.50 - £11.50 concessions
The Lucky Dog Picturehouse musicians return for four days of iconic silent films with LIVE musical accompaniment!

Monday 5th August
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) plus shorts
Original score by Peter Coldham (piano)

Experience Lotte Reiniger's magical world of Prince Achmed and his flying horse in the world's oldest surviving animated feature film!

Content warning: Like most fairy stories of its time, filled with caricatures, The Adventures of Prince Achmed contains some sexist and racist stereotypes that will be discussed before the screening.

Tuesday 6th August
Buster Keaton : The General (1926) plus shorts
Original score by Emily O'Hara, performed by the Picturehouse quartet

Madcap locomotive fun in one of America's greatest comedies of all time.

Wednesday 7th August
Piccadilly (1929)
Original score by Andrew Ollver and Nicholas D. Ball (piano and percussion)

A pinnacle of British Silent Cinema; Piccadilly takes the audience to the heart of 1920s London and its seedy underbelly. Anna May Wong stars as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable nightclub who's rise to fame brings jealousy, fear and passion as she becomes a West End sensation.

Friday 9th August
Harold Lloyd : Speedy (1929) plus shorts
World premiere of the score by Christopher Eldred (piano)

Mayhem in the Big Apple as baseball-mad Harold attempts to save the city's last horse-drawn trolley with help from sporting legend Babe Ruth!

They like it

  • Silent Film has no finer custodians

    Nicholas Barber, BBC culture

  • They have a rare ability to enchant both expert audiences and children seeing silents for the first time

    Jonathan Wakeham, London Comedy Film Festival

  • It’s important to the BFI to reach new audiences and this professional group of musicians do just that in a very appealing way

    Bryony Dixon, Head of Silent Film at BFI

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