Silent Cinema presents: Screening the Victorians
Discover the pioneering sound and colour, news, travelogues, drama, fantasy and comedy films of the Victorian era.
Total runtime 90min
With live accompaniment by Stephen Horne
Nearly every aspect of filmmaking that we know today was tried during the first few years of projected moving pictures: sound and colour, news, travelogues, drama, fantasy and comedy. BFI curator Bryony Dixon will take you on a tour of highlights from the BFI’s newly digitised 500+ Victorian films, and will show how they can still charm and entertain audiences over a century later.