Tuesday 10th July / 7:30pm / Free Admission With July’s Bristol Silents Club Screening we’re staying with Hollywood but moving further back into the history of American cinema. The Italian (1915) is one of the key 1915 releases and is one of the most intelligent films to come out at that time. It’s possible The Italian influenced later Italian-American films such as The Godfather Trilogy (1972 – 1990) and Goodfellas (1990).
The screening with be introduced by BAFTA Award-Winning Film Editor Don Fairservice, a huge supporter of Bristol Silents over the years, including many of the Slapstick Festivals as well.
Don has provided us with the following words which explain his interest in the film and its importance within the evolution of cinema at this important era (and year):
1915 was a bit of a breakthrough year in the development of silent cinema. Before then, entire scenes in films invariably consisted of just one shot. Reginald Barker was one of the first directors to realise that a multi-shot structure was dramatically much more compelling. The Italian is an early and rich example of a form that soon became universally adopted.
Don’t forget, as with all our Bristol Silents Club Screenings admission is totally free to everyone.
People will be gathering from 7.30pm and the film (including an intro by Don) will begin at 8pm sharp.
It’s also worth checking out the Award Winning food at the Kings Arms beforehand as well (but we would suggest getting there a good 45mins before 7:30pm if you plan to eat). The beers aren’t to bad either…
The Kings Arms
168 Whiteladies Road
Regular Club Screening notes will be provided of course.
You can check future events here: Bristol Silents Events Calendar