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.
- Sun, 18 SeptBristol IMAX Theatre, Bristol18 Sept, 14:00Bristol IMAX Theatre, Bristol , Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UKTo celebrate the release of Heat 2: A Novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner Film Noir UK presents a special double bill highlighting two key Neo-Noir titles in Mann’s cannon, Thief (1981) starring the late great James Caan and the epic crime drama that is Heat (1995).
- Thu, 13 OctCurzon CInema & Arts, Clevedon
‘South West Silents has re-energised the local silent film scene and set a model for creative, well-planned repertory cinema screenings.’