A New Name & New Face for Silent Cinema in the South West

South West Silents

A new Bristol film initiative, South West Silents has been launched. Our intention is to complement and extend the 15-year work of Bristol Silents, in bringing to 21st century audiences the masterpieces and the pleasures of classic silent cinema. Bristol Silents’ most spectacular achievement in this respect has been Bristol Slapstick Festival, which has established a unique formula, bringing together contemporary comedians and veterans of British television comedy with the great classics of silent comedy. Going into its twelfth year, the festival is set to open with a full-packed programme of humour on January 20 2016.

As Slapstick has grown so has the commitment and time needed to run the festival, and responsibility for the monthly Bristol Silents club screenings was taken up by James Harrison, who later was joined by Rosie Taylor and Peter Walsh. Together we have programmed a curious and brilliant blend of silent cinema’s…

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