EEFF: Broken Blossoms, Easy Street On 16mm With Live Piano
Classic silent films accompanied by live piano, just like the good ol' days
Kennington Bioscope is a silent cinematic event worth shouting about. Since 2013, they have been rediscovering forgotten film masterpieces in South London on a regular basis. Tonight's offering is Broken Blossoms, an enchanting journey into turn of the century east end life and perhaps perfect choice for the East End Film Festival, and Charlie Chaplin's 1917 classic, Easy Street. Interestingly, the Genesis Cinema used to be The Paragon Theatre Of Varieties where Charlie Chaplin regularly performed before he moved to Hollywood and hit the big time. Before the screening there will be the unveiling of a special commemorative plaque to remind visitors of this fact. Both films will be screened in 16mm and accompanied by Cyrus Gabrysch on piano. To gain entry with a concession priced ticket one of the following should be shown at the box office: a valid proof of age for under 15s, NHS exemption, state pension or a valid student ID card.
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