Tue, 11 Oct

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Pound Arts, Corsham

Oliver Twist (1922): SWS

Oliver Twist (1922): SWS

Time & Location

11 Oct, 11:00

Pound Arts, Corsham, Pound Pill, Corsham SN13 9HX, UK

About the Event

Part of a month long film festival of silent film classics from the 1920’s, accompanied by live musical score.

To mark 100 years since its release, experience Charles Dickens classic story as you’ve never seen it before.

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

This screening will be accompanied by live musical score, performed by the British Film Institute’s classically trained house pianist Meg Morley.

Since performing her first improvised score for silent film in 2016, Meg has regularly played at various international film festivals (Il Cinema Ritrovato, Netherlands Silent Film Festival, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto) and has recorded original scores for several DVD releases (including Hitchcock’s The Ring for US company Kino Lorber). She is a house pianist for the British Film Institute (at Southbank) which commissioned her, in 2018, to compose, perform and tour a score for the Meg Morley Trio to accompany several silent films starring Mabel Normand. Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival also commissioned her for a collaborative score with Derbyshire’s electronic band Haiku Salut for the 1930 German experimental silent film People on Sunday.

Runtime: 1hr 38mins

Director: Frank Lloyd

Stars: Jackie Coogan, James A. Marcus, Aggie Herring

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