GREAT FILMS TO SEA! 3 DAYS OF MOVIE MAGIC COMING TO THE EMBASSY CINEMA ILFRACOMBE APRIL 2018

THE LANDMARK THEATRE

FRIDAY 20th and SATURDAY 21st APRIL

SILENT CLASSICS

This year we are pleased to introduce you to our new friends and collaborators South West Silents who will be offering two screenings at the Landmark Theatre during the festival.

South West Silents aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share their passion for silent film with the wider cinema-going audience by producing eye opening silent film events not only in the South West of England but in the United Kingdom.

FRIDAY 20th - THE LANDMARK THEATRE

BEHIND THE DOOR (1919)

Described as “the holy grail of (graphic) silent horror films” by the BFI, and as “the most outspoken of all the vengeance films” by film historian Kevin Brownlow, Behind the Door is a film experience that cannot be forgotten. Shocking to a level few expect in silent cinema; the film uses explicit violence and implicit horror to tell a tale scarred by the traumas of war.
Hobart Bosworth stars as Oscar Krug, a working-class American, who is persecuted for his German ancestry after war is declared. Driven by patriotism, Krug enlists and goes to sea. Tragedy and horror strike quickly after he begins his first assignment. This trauma sets off a chain of events, which over the course of the film lead to a dizzying conclusion.
Please note this silent film screening is not suitable for children.

SATURDAY 21st  - THE LANDMARK THEATRE

THE LOST WORLD (1925)

Recorded Score by Robert Israel Before Jurassic Park! Before King Kong! There was The Lost World!
Eight years before King Kong (1933) Willis O’Brien brought his masterful skills at stop motion animation to the big screen via Harry O. Hoyt’s authorised adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s thrilling adventure classic, The Lost World  Follow Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery), as he and a crew of curious explorers embark on an expedition in search of a mythical, prehistoric plateau in South America. The party is not there long before the “lost world” of the jungle begins to reveal its secrets. These secrets would not only terrify the party of explorers but bring chaos to the streets of Edwardian London in a fantastic cinematic conclusion!
The Lost World had some of the key silent film stars of the age, Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery and Lloyd Hughes. But like all later monster films, the monsters out shone the actors. When released The Lost World was a triumph of advancing the technology of special effects in the film industry and paved the way for future stop motion legends such as Ray Harryhausen.