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

 

Upcoming Events

  • UK Premiere: Lost Highway (1997): Film Noir UK
    20 Jul, 20:15
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927): South West Silents
    21 Jul, 18:10
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • The Joker (1928): South West Silents
    Fri, 22 Jul
    Watershed, Bristol
    22 Jul, 10:40
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • UK Premiere: Gesetze der Liebe (1927): South West Silents
    22 Jul, 13:40
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Fury (1936): Film Noir UK
    Sat, 23 Jul
    Watershed, Bristol
    23 Jul, 10:35
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Dr Mabuse (1922): Part 1 & 2: South West Silents
    23 Jul, 13:30
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Double Indemnity (1944): Film Noir UK
    Sat, 23 Jul
    Watershed, Bristol
    23 Jul, 18:20
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Cape Fear (1962): Film Noir UK
    Sat, 23 Jul
    Watershed, Bristol
    23 Jul, 20:40
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • The Killers (1946): Film Noir UK
    Sun, 24 Jul
    Watershed, Bristol
    24 Jul, 13:30
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Blade Runner (1982): Film Noir UK
    Fri, 09 Sept
    Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon
    09 Sept, 19:30
    Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon, 46 Old Church Rd, Clevedon BS21 6NN, 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): 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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‘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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