Month: October 2017

Programme revealed for Kennington Bioscope’s SILENT LAUGHTER SATURDAY

A month from today, SILENT LAUGHTER returns to London’s Cinema Museum. The third in a series of successful events, this year brings more rare and classic comedy presented with introductions by authors and historians, and the best silent film accompaniment around. The provisional programme is below; go to for more info and to book tickets ( just £18 for the whole day!)


SILENT LAUGHTER SATURDAY – 11 NOVEMBER 2017 doors open 9.00am



09:45 FLYING LUCK (1927) with Monty Banks and Jean Arthur – introduction by Matthew Ross (that’s me!)  (DVD)

11.00 TWO MINUTES SILENCE during which extracts from REVEILLE (1924) will be shown, unaccompanied

11.25 BRITISH SHORTS  introduced by Tony Fletcher –  35mm and 16mm programme includes Hepworth’s VIVAPHONE sound films from the Teens (DVD) and Walter Forde’s WALTER MAKES A MOVIE (1922)

12.30 LUNCH (Cinema Museum café and bar only)

1:30 HAPLESS HUSBANDS  introduced by Michelle Facey – DVD shorts programme includes:  ROBINET IS JEALOUS (Marcel Perez), INNOCENT HUSBANDS (Chase), the rare Max Linder comedy MAX WANTS A DIVORCE and others

3.05 LE PETIT CAFE (1919) with Max Linder – introduced by John Davies (Toulouse Archive 35mm print) – subject to rights clearance, final 3.05 programme TBC  

4.45 KEATON CENTENARY presented by David Wyatt and Susan Cygan.  

6.10 ANTHONY SLIDE TALK ABOUT ALICE HOWELL – followed by a signing of his new book on Alice Howell – complete shorts to be screened: CINDERELLA CINDERS (1920), ONE WET NIGHT’ (1924)

8:15 NEPTUNE’S NAUGHTY DAUGHTER (1917) with Alice Howell – premiere of the new restoration

8.45 THE KID BROTHER (1927) with Harold Lloyd – Kevin Brownlow will introduce and screen his own 16mm print  

10:15 END plus late bar