The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope Special: SILENT TO SOUND IN EUROPE

Tue 1 Nov 2016 @ 19:30 · Events

Blackmail posterThis event is presented in conjunction with the AHRC-funded project ‘British Silent Cinema and the Transition to Sound’.

Using clips from British, French and German films, historian Geoff Brown investigates the turbulent European scene in the period of transition, 1929/1930.

Studios struggled to shift from silent feature production to films that talked, sang, and made noises. Britain briefly won the technological advantage, but which country used the technology most imaginatively?

Louise BrooksThe feature in the second half will be the UK premier of the original restored silent version of Prix de Beauté (1930), featuring Louise Brooks, courtesy of Cineteca Bologna.

Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.

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£4 (£3 of which goes to the Cinema Museum). Seats are limited, so please request an invitation by emailing