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The main feature is The Whispering Chorus (1918), directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

 

Hatton (John Tremble), cashier in a contracting concern, succumbs to temptation and steals $1000 from his employer. He runs away and hides, when he begins to fear detection, to an isolated island, where he becomes a bit of human driftwood.

 

The Whispering Chorus is an intense film that really packs a wallop. The gorgeous, moody lighting, the dark, uncompromising view of humanity and the distinctly unsympathetic protagonist make this a sort of proto-proto-noir.

 

In the first half of the programme we will be showing a surprise British short, which will be introduced by Kate Hay of the V&A.

 

Silent film with intertitles which may be suitable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

RESERVATIONS

The Whispering Chorus (1918), directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Wed 14 Nov 2018 @ 19:30

 

Accompanied by tba.

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