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Yorkshire Silent Film Festival – Sheffield Silent Film All-Dayer


October 17
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Abbeydale Picture House
387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom
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A day of live-scored silent film at Sheffield’s beautiful and historic Abbeydale Picture House.

With live music by Neil Brand, Frame Ensemble, and In The Nursery.

Each film can be booked separately by clicking on its link which will take you to ysff.co.uk. Great value all-day tickets are available right here – just click the green button to buy.

Here’s what’s on:

1pm – 2.30pm: Neil Brand presents Funny Business

A triple bill of slapstick comedy mayhem with Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chase, and Charlie Bowers. With live piano by Neil Brand.

3pm-4.10pm: Back to God’s Country

A rare screening of this Canadian wilderness adventure starring (and written by) one of silent film’s pioneering women – conservationist and film maker Nell Shipman.

4.45pm-6pm: Neil Brand presents The Cat and the Canary

A stormy night. A creaking old mansion. And a madman on the loose…Universal’s comedy-horror is a perfect silent film treat! Neil Brand is at the piano.

7.45pm-9.15pm: Au Bonheur des Dames

A family tailor shop is driven out of business when a gigantic department store opens across the street. Stylish 1920s French cinema with live score by the acclaimed Frame Ensemble.

10pm-11pm: A Page of Madness

In The Nursery bring their unique, atmospheric sound to this avant-garde Japanese classic – disturbing, immersive, unforgettable. Part of the BFI’s Japan 2021 season.