Programme Notes

Programme Notes 

Download our programme notes for more information on films screened at HippFest.


2023 Programme Notes

His Majesty the Barber (1928) - by Pamela Hutchinson

In Spring (1929) - by Stanislav Menzelevskyi

Master of the House (1925) - by Pamela Hutchinson

Shooting Stars (1928) - by Bryony Dixon

The Blue Bird (1918) - by Pamela Hutchinson

The Man Who Laughs (1928) - by Fiona Watson

The Perils of Pauline (1914) - by William M. Drew

The Silent Enemy (1930) - by David Stirrup

Volcanic Passions (1932) - by Xuelei Huang

What Happened to Jones (1926) - by Pamela Hutchinson





A Kiss from Mary Pickford (1927) - by David Cairns (HippFest 2021)
Annie Laurie (1927) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2015)
Baby Peggy The Elephant in the Room (1924) by Allan Hunter (HippFest 2013)
Beggars of Life (1928) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2014)
Body and Soul (1925)
- by Professor Charles Musser (HippFest 2021)
By the Law (Po Zakonu) (1926) by Professor Dina Iordanova (HippFest 2017)
Call of the North (2017) by Yasmin Al-Hadithi of Highlight Art (HippFest 2018)
Chess Fever (1925) - by David Cairns (HippFest 2021)
Chicago (1927) by Georgina Coburn (HippFest 2017)
Children of No Importance (Die Unehelichen) (1926) by Rolf Aurich (HippFest 2015)
City Girl (1930) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2022)
Crossways (Jujiro) (1928) by Jasper Sharp (HippFest 2013)
Dawn (1928) by Lawrence Napper (HippFest 2022)
Daybreak (1933) by Dr Xuelei Huang (HippFest 2016)
Dragnet Girl (Hijosen No Onna) (1933) by Chris Fujiwara (HippFest 2014)
Drifters (1929) by Karl Magee (HippFest 2014)
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest at Home 2020)
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - The Film Explainer Presents by Trevor Griffiths (HippFest 2015)
Earth (1930) by David Cairns (HippFest 2016)
Exit Smiling (1926) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2016)


Faces of Children (Visages d'Enfants) (1925) by David Cairns (HippFest 2014)
FILIBUS: The Mysterious Air Pirate (1915)  courtesy of Milestone (HippFest 2020 and HippFest at Home on Fair Saturday 2020)
Forbidden Paradise (1924) by David Cairns (HippFest 2019)
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) - by Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz (HippFest 2021 & 2019)
Hell's Hinges (1916) by Edward Buscombe (HippFest 2015)
Hindle Wakes (1927) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2019)
Hollywood Cinema and American Modernity in the Jazz Age by Dr Michael Hammond (HippFest 2019)
Hound of the Baskervilles (Der Hund von Baskerville) (1929) by Russell Merritt (HippFest 2019)
Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Award-winners programme (HippFest 2022) 

Journey to the Isles: Marjory Kennedy-Fraser by Topher Dawson (HippFest 2022)
Laila (1929) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2019)
L'Homme du Large (1920) by David Cairns (HippFest 2022)
Lucky Star (1929) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2014)
Mania (1918) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2016)
Moulin Rouge (1928) by Margaret Deriaz (HippFest 2019)


New Found Sound 2021 - by Colin Broom & John Somerville (HippFest 2021)
Not for Sale (1924) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2022)
Piccadilly (1929) by Anna Chen (HippFest 2015)
Prix de Beaute (1930)
- by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2021)
Rien Que Les Heures (1929) by Karl Magee (HippFest 2014)
Rob Roy (1922) by David Bruce (HippFest 2019) and touring
Rowdy Ann (1919) by Maggie Hennefeld and Laura Horak (HippFest 2022)
Salt for Svanetia (1930) by David Cairns (HippFest 2015)
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) by David Cairns (HippFest 2018)
Shiraz: A Romance of India (1928) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2018)
Sparrows (1926) - by Cari Beauchamp (HippFest 2021)
Stage Struck (1925) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2013)
Stella Dallas (1925) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2016)
String of Pearls (Yichuan Zhenzhu) (1926) by Julian Ward (HippFest 2022)
Striving (Fen Dou) (1932) by Dr Julian Ward (HippFest 2018)
Synthetic Sin (1929) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2015)


The Artist (2011) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2013)
The Blot (1921) by Rosie Meachin and Shelley Stamp (HippFest 2019)
The Cat and the Canary (1927) by David Cairns (HippFest 2019)

The Eagle (1925) - by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2021)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) by David Cairns (HippFest 2022)
The Ghost Train (1927) by Laraine Porter (HippFest 2014)
The Goddess (Shen nu) (1934) by Dr Xuelei Huang (HippFest 2017)
The Goose Woman (1925) by Dr Kelly Robinson (HippFest 2013)
The Grub Stake (1923) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2017)
The Hands of Orac (Orlacs Hände) (1924) by Matthias Krop and Gudrun Weiss (HippFest 2017)
The Informer (1929) by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2017)
The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Man) (1924) by Konrad Siller (HippFest 2014)
The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923) by Donald Smith, 
Bob Geoghegan and Tony Fletcher (HippFest 2022)
The Mark of Zorro (1920) by David Cairns (HippFest 2022)
The Night Rider (1920) by Maggie Hennefeld and Laura Horak (HippFest 2022 - part of the Gender Rebels programme)
The Oyster Princess (1919) by David Cairns (HippFest 2013)
The Parson's Widow (1920) by Pamela Hutchinson (HippFest 2019)
The Patsy (1928) by Kevin Brownlow (HippFest 2017)
The Penalty (1920) by David Cairns (HippFest 2018) and touring
The Red Heroine (Hongxia) (1929) by Dr Xuelei Huang (HippFest 2019)

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) adapted from programme notes supplied by Photoplay Productions (HippFest 2018)
The Unknown (1927) by David Cairns  (HippFest 2022)
The Woman Men Yearn For (1929) - by Margaret Deriaz (HippFest 2021)
The Wrecker (1929) by Neil Brand (HippFest 2016)
Together (1956) by Bill Hare (HippFest 2017)
Underground (1928) - by Bryony Dixon (HippFest 2021 and 2018)
Variety (1925) by David Cairns (HippFest 2016)
Wunder der Schöpfung Wonder of Creation (1925) by Professor John C Brown (HippFest 2016)


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