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Entering the ancient world through silent cinema

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema: Free film screening and discussion

Saturday 21 November 2015
14.00 - 18.00
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH.


Final programme and tickets available here.

The programme includes rare 35mm film from the British National Film Archive and digital copies of nitrate prints direct from archives in Paris and Turin, ranging from the 1900s to the 1920s, and including mythic, historical, tragic and comic representations of the ancient world.

Introduced by Maria Wyke (University College London) and Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol), whose research investigates the representation of antiquity in silent cinema, a professional pianist (Stephen Horne) will improvise throughout. There will be opportunity to discuss the films also with Bryony Dixon (Curator of Silent Films at the British Film Institute) and Nick Lowe (Classicist & film critic, Royal Holloway University of London).

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