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  • Special silent film event - "A Cottage on Dartmoor"
    Special silent film event - "A Cottage on Dartmoor"

    With Live Music Accompaniment by Stephen Horne

    Saturday 1st August 7.30pm Eden Court Cinema

    "Out Hitchcocks Hitchcock!"

    Director Anthony Asquith's story of love, sexual jealousy and revenge starring Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Uno Henning and Nora Baring with a live score by internationally acclaimed silent film accompanist Stephen Horne.

    Barber's assistant Joe (Uno Henning) becomes obsessed with manicurist Sally (Nora Baring) and attacks her fiancé Harry (Hans Aldabert Schlettow). Arrested and imprisoned for attempted murder, Joe vows revenge and escapes from Dartmoor Prison, making his way to the isolated cottage where the now happily married Harry and Sally live with their young son.

    Stephen Horne is considered one of the world's leading silent film accompanists. Based at London's BFI Southbank and playing major UK venues such as the Barbican Centre and the Imperial War Museum, he has recorded music for DVD releases, BBC TV screenings and museum installations of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates flute, accordion and keyboards into his performances, sometimes simultaneously. He regularly performs at international film festivals including Pordenone, Telluride, San Francisco, Cannes, Bologna, Berlin, Hong Kong and Morocco. He has performed his score for A Cottage on Dartmoor at many venues including New York's Lincoln Centre and Washington's National Gallery of Art. In 2011 and 2012, he was commissioned to compose ensemble scores for the London Film Festival Archive Galas of The First Born and The Manxman and is also a specialist in dance accompaniment. www.stephenhorne.co.uk

    A Cottage on Dartmoor. Directed by Anthony Asquith. 1929 / UK / 88 mins / PG.

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