The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope

Wed 12 Nov 2014 @ 19:30 · Events

The Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event that takes place at the Cinema Museum.
DestinyDestiny (1921)
Directed by Fritz Lang, Destiny tells the story of a young betrothed couple, who stop at an unnamed town on their travels. Here the young man’s (Walter Janssen) time on this world has expired and the Grim Reaper (Bernhard Goetzke) has taken him away. Distraught and refusing to believe the situation is hopeless, his fiancée (Lil Dagover) reads that love is stronger than death. So Death strikes a bargain with her. If she can save one of three men who are also about to expire, she can save her beloved. Courtesy of Murnau Stiftung.

It will be presented and accompanied by silent film composer Stephen Horne.
Stephen HorneStephen has long been considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. Based at London’s BFI Southbank, but playing at all the major UK venues such as the Barbican Centre and the Imperial War Museum, he has recorded music for DVD releases, BBC TV screenings and museum installations of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates flute, accordion and keyboards into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.

He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Telluride, San Francisco, Cannes, Bologna and Berlin. He has performed his score for A Cottage on Dartmoor (1929) at many venues, including New York’s Lincoln Centre and Washington’s National Gallery of Art. In 2011 and 2012, he was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of The First Born (1928) and The Manxman (1929).

The first half of the programme will comprise a short about sky scrapers called Sky High, and a Max Fleischer cartoon.

Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info and to request an invitation using the email

Tickets & Pricing

£3 (£2 of which goes to the Cinema Museum).