Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 82: Thursday Mar 24, 2011

Un Chien Andalou & Sunrise: Ritzy Cinema, 8pm

Tonight marks the 100th anniversary of the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton and to celebrate they we will be holding a multitude of exciting events throughout the year, beginning with a special screening celebrating the birth of cinema and the era of the silent film.

Renowned accompanist Neil Brand and noted percussionist Jeff Davenport (regulars of the London Film Festival Trafalgar Square silents, the Cambridge Film Festival and Paul Merton's Silent Clowns) will take to the stage for a one-off performance of Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí's surrealist collaboration Un Chien Andalou and the 1927 F.W. Murnau masterpiece Sunrise. Two classics of early cinema and a great double bill.

The excellent Silent London blog is the go-to site for silent cinema in the capital and here is the preview of the night posted there. Here is the trailer for Sunrise and here is the celebrated eye-slicing shot from Un Chien Andalou.

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