The 10th Slapstick Festival, January 2014: a centenary salute to Chaplin

Check out this nice post about our Slapstick Festival from Pam at Silent London. Will get one of our own up soon as we get a chance! ITMT, thanks Pam!

Silent London

The funniest weekend of the year is back: Bristol’s own rib-tickling Slapstick Festival. This year marks not only the 10th year of the festival but, as you all very well know, the 100th anniversary of Chaplin’s iconic Little Tramp. The Slapstick Festival will be celebrating the tramp in fine style with an orchestral gala screening of the the wonderful City Lights (1931), recently voted into the Top 10 Silent Movies by the Guardian and Observer. The screening will be introduced by comedian Omid Djalili and music will be provided by the 39-piece Bristol Ensemble.

There’s a full weekend of funny films beyond the Chaplin too. Check the listings below for details. Notable screenings inlcude the Societ laugh-riot The Extraordinary Adventures of Mister West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924), the rarely shown Raymond Grifffith romp Hands Up! (1926) and a chance to see Constance Talmadge…

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  1. #1 by Kathie Brobeck on December 2, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    but this is a tragic moment. When the blind girl’s sight has been restored, and she sees for the 1st time what her benefactor looks like.
    Not at all what she thought.

  2. #2 by PH on December 10, 2013 - 10:20 pm

    A pleasure! Really looking forward to next year’s festival.

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