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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Change to programmed films

Sadly due to the withdrawal of the screening licence* by the distributors of "West Side Story" we have been left with no alternative but to replace Friday's film with another. With the help of Laurence Sutcliffe we have chosen Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 "Romeo & Juliet" a well-respected, classic film from the same era, Laurence will still deliver his introduction regarding the influence of Shakespeare on film. Sincere apologies for the disappointment but the matter is beyond our control.

We have hit a similar issue with "The Kid Brother" as although a licence is possible, additional permission to screen has to be obtained from the Harold Lloyd Estate. In this instance we have opted to show Buster Keaton in "The General" which we trust will be a suitable replacement and that with Andy May's piano accompaniment you will enjoy a true silent movie experience. 

* The licence has been withdrawn as they are about to release a new version and thus we have been left in limbo, unable to screen the existing version and the new version has not yet been released. When we checked at the start of the year we found that a licence was available and proceeded to add it to our programme/publicity material.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    I just thought I'd write and say how much we all enjoyed The General as a substitute for the cancelled Harold Lloyd. What a great movie! And Andy May was amazing. Kids all enthralled too. Silent comedy at the Nairn Book and Arts is a real treat and allows the youngsters to see and appreciate film in its early days.

    Thanks for making such a good choice of substitute film and to Andy for accompanying it so brilliantly.

    A satisfied Fan


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