Gala night at silent movie festival

Lucky Star is the Friday night gala. The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Film has begun in Bo'ness, West Lothian, and celebrates its fourth edition with a gala screening of Frank Borzage's Lucky Star tonight, featuring live accompaniment by Neil Brand.

Other highlights include a Jeely Jar Saturday morning screening (March 15) featuring Buster Keaton’s The Blacksmith (showing for the first time with half a reel of lost footage) alongside two unsung comedy heroes of the silent screen- the anarchic and inventive Charley Bowers and master of the comedy-of-embarrassment Charley Chase.

They will also host the first ever Scottish performance by The Aljoscha Zimmermann Ensemble with Nosferatu director F.W Murnau’s influential masterpiece of German cinema Der Letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) (March 15)

Plus Jane Gardner has created and will perform an exclusive new score for Yasujirô Ozu’s take on the American gangster genre Dragnet Girl (Hijôsen No Onna) (March 15). Featuring good-time gals,

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