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South West Silents was founded in 2015 to share it’s 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 will launch a new spin-off company FILM NOIR UK a group dedicated to the films of film noir. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Early Film Pioneers: Cecil Hepworth: South West Silents
    22 Oct, 19:00 – 21:00
    Arno's Vale, 337 Paintworks, Arno's Vale, Bristol BS4 3AR, UK
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  • Le silence est D'or (1947): South West Silents
    28 Oct, 19:30 – 21:00
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Le Fantôme du Moulin-Rouge (1924): South West Silents
    29 Oct, 19:30 – 21:00
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • A Page of Madness (1926): South West Silents
    30 Oct, 12:00
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Dragnet Girl (1933): Film Noir UK
    30 Oct, 14:30
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Godzilla (1954): South West Silents
    30 Oct, 17:00
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Crainquebille (1922): South West Silents
    05 Nov, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Orphans of the Storm (1921): South West Silents
    06 Nov, 19:00 – 21:00
    Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1925): South West Silents
    12 Nov, 20:00 – 13 Nov, 22:00
    Southampton, Building 52 Salisbury Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ, 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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