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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

  • RKO Double Bill 2: Film Noir UK
    Sat, 03 Dec
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol Aquarium
    03 Dec, 14:00
    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, 14:00
    Arnolfini, Bristol, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
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  • Batman Double Bill: Film Noir UK
    Sun, 11 Dec
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol
    11 Dec, 14:30
    Former Bristol IMAX, Bristol, Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK
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  • Argentinian Noir Double Bill 1: Film Noir UK
    27 Dec, 18:00
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
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  • Argentinian Noir Double Bill 2: Film Noir UK
    29 Dec, 18:00
    Watershed, Bristol, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, 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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