- Country Various
- Production Year 2010
- Language Various
- Duration 120 minutes
Beneath the stars, between the sculptures, cinema screens will be planted on the lawns of the Fitzwilliam Museum on Sunday 19th September to bring you a truly magical evening’s entertainment. Internationally renowned musicians Neil Brand (piano) and Gunter Buchwald (violin) will improvise a live jazz score to a rollercoaster range of silent gems, while contemporary filmmakers take us on journeys through Hanoi, Tokyo, and the imagination. The films and the setting will be battling it out to see which is more beautiful - come and join us for what promises to be a truly memorable night.
Join us at any point in the programme – the event is fully browsable, and you can stay as long (or as little time) as you like. Refreshments will be available.
Our silent screen will feature some amazing ‘phantom rides’ - films shot from the front of a moving train, a very popular format in the early days of cinema; the cheeky A Kiss In The Tunnel; some classic train robberies, great and small; and a smashing finale from recently-rediscovered The Wrecker. Across the garden on our second screen will roll experimental, classic and recent works which use all of cinema’s magic tricks to give you a feeling of locomotion. Look out for Patrick Bergeron’s mesmeric LoopLoop, sequencing footage from a train going to Hanoi recut into a multiple, moving panorama; Ed Holdsworth’s Arrive, twinkling with the lights of Tokyo trains at night; classic British docu-poem Night Mail; big American steam trains in Pacific 231; and Geoffrey Jones’ magnificent, Oscar-nominated Snow.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful films in a beautiful setting.
Our spectacular free open air events are always very popular; in the event that we reach capacity on site, patrons may be asked to wait briefly until space becomes available.
Part of the Arts Council funded ‘Transported: The Art of The Train’ Programme of Screenings and Special Events, and also The Screen Team project, a Cambridge Film Trust initiative which has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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08:00 pm Sunday 19th September
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