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.
The Whispering Chorus (1918), directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Wed 14 Nov 2018 @ 19:30
Accompanied by tba.