The Cinema Museum, London

Kennington Bioscope presents The Last Edition (1925)

Wed 10 Apr 2024 @ 19:30 · Events

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

The Last EditionThe Last Edition (USA 1925). Digital restoration by The San Francisco Film Festival. Directed by Emory Johnson. With Ralph Lewis, Lila Leslie, Ray Hallor, Frances Teague.

Considered lost until a copy was located at EYE Amsterdam in 2011, The Last Edition is one in a series of films created by Emory Johnson in the mid-1920s, many of which were set in the San Francisco Bay Area and all of which featured blue-collar protagonists such as policemen, railroad engineers, printers, mailmen, and baseball players. In the case of The Last Edition the leading character is a pressman at the San Francisco Chronicle, played by veteran actor Ralph Lewis.

The first part of the evening will be a selection of shorts:

  • The Husband Protector (1911) – a Gaumont production directed by Jean Durand.
  • Why Sitting Bull Stood Up (1923) – a Kelley Color cartoon using a 2 colour subtractive process, directed by R. M. Freil.
  • London After Dark (1926) – rare film of Tod Slaughter, appearing in a military melodrama at the the old Elephant Theatre on the New Kent Road. Directed by Harry B. Parkinson.
  • San Francisco, a Trip down Market Street, April 14, 1906 – shot just before the earthquake.
  • Mabel and Fatty Viewing the World’s Fair at San Francisco (1915) – starring and directed by Roscoe Arbuckle and Mabel Normand.

Live piano accompaniment. Costas Fotopolous will be playing for The Last Edition, and John Sweeney and Colin Sell will be playing for the first half of the programme.

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

Tickets & Pricing

£7. Seats are limited, so please arrive early or request an invitation using the email
The Last Edition