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May 2018

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival – Oliver Twist & live orchestra

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May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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CHARLES DICKENS' OLIVER TWIST WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA AT SHEFFIELD'S ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE. Oliver Twist is brought up in the workhouse along with all the other orphans - until the day he asks for more gruel. An outraged Mr Bumble takes Oliver out into the street to be sold, beginning an adventure that will take Oliver to the depths of London's criminal underworld and the heights of wealthy London society. Charles Dickens' novel is brought to vivid life in this 1922 version…

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Yorkshire Silent Film Festival – All-Dayer!

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May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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A packed day of silent film and music at Sheffield's most atmospheric old cinema, Saturday 12 May. For more details on each screening, see our individual event listings! Sat 12 May, 10am-11pm. Spend all day in the dark with Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at our Sheffield all-dayer on May 12th. 10am Silent film accompaniment workshop suitable for musicians of all ages and abilities. 11.45am Laurel and Hardy triple-bill 1.30pm Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles 3pm…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: Another Fine Mess – a Laurel and Hardy triple-bill

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May 12 @ 11:45 am - 12:50 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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Laurel and Hardy's warm-hearted, chaotic comedy is loved the world over and they did some of their funniest work together in the silent era. What better way to start off a day of events at the beautiful Abbeydale Picture House than three of their short comedies, back-to-back, accompanied live at the piano by one of the world's finest silent film musicians, Neil Brand? Tickets for 18 and unders are free for all YSFF events at the Abbeydale Picture House, so…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: The Hound of the Baskervilles

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May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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Investigating the mysterious death of Charles Baskerville, Sherlock Holmes and his faithful assistant Dr Watson discover the existence of a terrifying supernatural hound roaming the dark hills of Dartmoor. Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes story is brought to spooky life in this 1921 British silent film. Performing live: Jonny Best (piano) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion) This film is part of the Sheffield All-Dayer at Abbeydale Picture House. All-Day Early Bird tickets are available until April 13th. Make a weekend…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: South – Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Glorious Epic of the Antarctic

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May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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South is the film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16. It is both a unique historical document, and a tribute to the indomitable courage of a small party of men who set out on a voyage of discovery that turned into an epic struggle for survival. At the film’s centre is the astonishing sight of the ship, Endurance, trapped in the ice. Photographer Frank Hurley captured his most dramatic shots in the…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: French cinema double-bill: Ménilmontant & L’Invitation au Voyage

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May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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Dmitri Kirsanoff’s Ménilmontant remains one of the most celebrated and moving of French avant-garde impressionist films of the 1920s. Legendary film critic Pauline Kael claimed it was her favourite film, calling it “an exquisite, poetic 40-minute movie that is one of the least-known masterpieces of the screen”. This screening will be accompanied by a specially-created sound score blending live foley and sound effects with piano. One of the major figures of the French film avant-garde of the 1920s and an…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: Speedy

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May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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Harold Lloyd saves the last horse-drawn trolley car from extinction in Speedy, his last silent comedy – and one of his best. An engaging caper shot on location in New York, 'Speedy' shows off the city as it was in 1928, including a breathtaking sequence at Coney Island’s Luna Park and a hair-raising finale chase through the streets of Manhattan. Speedy is showing with a surprise Laurel and Hardy short film and the whole show will be accompanied by live…

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YSFF – All-Dayer: The Unknown

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May 12 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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Better known today as the director of Dracula (1931) and Freaks (1932), Tod Browning’s most individual and striking work was in the silent era. The Unknown is one of his most demented, macabre melodramas, packing a substantial punch into its fifty minute running time. Lon Chaney plays Alonzo the Armless, a circus knife-thrower who is actually a serial killer on the run from the law. Joan Crawford plays the circus owner’s daughter who has a fear of mens’ hands… Performing…

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Nepal on Screen

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May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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On Thursday the 17th May, join us in Sheffield at the Abbeydale Picture House for an intimate screening of a selection of films made in Nepal. Learn more about the country PHASE works in and why our work is so important. The evening will feature two inspiring documentaries filmed in Nepal. Children of the Snow Land & Daughters of the Curved Moon The filmmakers will be present to introduce the films. We will hold an interval between the films where…

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Cassetteboy – Live

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May 19 @ 7:30 pm - May 20 @ 12:00 am

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Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Road
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FS United Kingdom

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No-one is safe from the cut ‘n’ paste skills of Cassetteboy. Best known for their riotous YouTube videos which have attracted millions of views, as well as appearances on Rude Tube and Charlie Brooker’s Wipe, the Essex video mash-up duo make celebrities and politicians say what’s really on their minds. Their live show on the big screen at Abbeydale Picture House will be a sight and sound to behold. Support act TBC. Part of Festival of Debate 2018 - www.festivalofdebate.com…

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