The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents The Whispering Chorus (1918)

Wed 14 Nov 2018 @ 19:30 · Events

The Whispering ChorusThe Kennington Bioscope is a regular cinema event featuring live accompaniment to silent films that takes place at the Cinema Museum.

The main feature is The Whispering Chorus (1918), directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Hatton (John Tremble), cashier in a contracting concern, succumbs to temptation and steals $1000 from his employer. He runs away and hides, when he begins to fear detection, to an isolated island, where he becomes a bit of human driftwood.

The Whispering Chorus is an intense film that really packs a wallop. The gorgeous, moody lighting, the dark, uncompromising view of humanity and the distinctly unsympathetic protagonist make this a sort of proto-proto-noir.

In the first half of the programme we will be showing a surprise British short, which will be introduced by Kate Hay of the V&A.

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Anyone interested in silent film should visit the website for more info.

Tickets & Pricing

£5. Seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email