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South West Silents was founded in 2015 to share its founders’ passion for silent film with wider cinema-going audiences and to celebrate the history of cinema.

We produce eye opening silent film events by sourcing the latest restorations, historic film prints and collaborate with some of the worlds leading silent film musicians to stage one of a kind, live performance events in the South West and throughout the United Kingdom.

In 2018 and 2019 SWS was voted “Silent Film Heroes of the Year” in a national public poll held by Pamela Hutchinson’s esteemed blog Silent London. 

In autumn 2021 SWS launched a new spin-off company FILM NOIR UK a group dedicated to the films of film noir. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920): SWS
    Tue, 04 Oct
    Pound Arts, Corsham
    04 Oct, 11:00
    Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
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  • Oliver Twist (1922): SWS
    Tue, 11 Oct
    Pound Arts, Corsham
    11 Oct, 11:00
    Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
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  • Stanley Kubrick Film Noir Double Bill: Film Noir UK
    Thu, 13 Oct
    Curzon CInema & Arts, Clevedon
    13 Oct, 19:00
    Curzon CInema & Arts, Clevedon, 46 Old Church Rd, Clevedon BS21 6NN, UK
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  • Nosferatu (1922): SWS
    Tue, 25 Oct
    Pound Arts, Corsham
    25 Oct, 19:30
    Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK
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  • Richard Barthelmess Night: SWS Club Screening
    02 Nov, 20:00
    The Lansdown Pub, 8 Clifton Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AF, UK
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  • Taxi Driver (1954): Film Noir UK
    Sun, 13 Nov
    Arnolfini, Bristol
    13 Nov, 14:00
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • RKO Double Bill 1: Film Noir UK
    Sat, 19 Nov
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol Aquarium
    19 Nov, 14:00
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK
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  • C.I.D (1956): Film Noir UK
    Sun, 20 Nov
    Arnolfini, Bristol
    20 Nov, 14:00
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Nosferatu (1922): South West Silents
    Mon, 21 Nov
    St George's Bristol, Bristol
    21 Nov, 20:00
    St George's Bristol, Bristol, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR, UK
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  • RKO Double Bill 2: Film Noir UK
    Sat, 03 Dec
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol Aquarium
    03 Dec, 19:00
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK
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  • Foolish Wives (1922): South West Silents
    Sun, 04 Dec
    Arnolfini, Bristol
    04 Dec, 16:00
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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‘South West Silents has re-energised the local silent film scene and set a model for creative, well-planned repertory cinema screenings.’

Pamela Hutchinson, Writer, Critic and Film Historian

 

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