Silent Film Night at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Bristol Silents is joining forces with Bristol museum to help celebrate the British Museum’s touring exhibition Pharaoh: King of Egypt, an exhibition is going to be in situ at Bristol museum from March 16 to July 21. Bristol Silents  involvement in helping to celebrate this remarkable show will be to co-host a screening of the silent film “The Loves of Pharaoh”. 

The date for your diary is the 22 March 2013, with doors open at 7.00 pm for 8.00 pm. As your ticket also gives you entry to the exhibition before the film starts you’re encouraged to arrive early. More details about the exhibition itself can be found here, or by downloading this pdf.

The Loves of Pharaoh: This silent epic, lost for 80 years, has recently been restored from surviving copies and fragments in various film archives and private collections.

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, the film gives a spectacular vision of ancient Egypt, with a cast of thousands and opulent sets and costumes. The story mixes a little fact with a lot of fiction: Samlak, King of Ethiopia, offers his daughter Makeda to Amenes (Ahmose I), Pharaoh of Egypt, to ensure peace between their countries. But Amenes chooses Makeda’s slave girl, who loves a young Egyptian … Rather than peace, the two countries go to war.

As per usual with Bristol Silents productions there will, of course, be a live musical accompaniment, this time a specially commissioned score on the harp by Elizabeth Jane Baldry.

This will be a great night out for lovers of ancient Egypt, silent film, harp music, museums; so if you consider yourself to be a fan of any of the above make sure you don’t miss what will undoubtedly be a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Tickets are £10 & must be booked in advance through the Museum Shop: please do so in person or call 0117 922 3650 to book.

Any questions feel free to drop a comment in the section below, otherwise we hope to see you at the museum on Friday!

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  1. #1 by theorah on March 18, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed Erotikon last Wednesday- the narrative, direction and humor was so subtle and weaved perfectly into the characters interactions, I loved it! I havent seen that many silent films yet, so this was a real treat and so different to what I’m used to seeing, I loved everything about it. Including the charming illustrated dialogue cards. The little beetle-people at the beginning were fantastic.

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