Screening as part of our short HippFest season of films celebrating the rich and immersive world of silent film with live music: Taste of Silents
A Hollywood picture unlike anything Hollywood had ever dared make before!
Based on Oscar Wilde's play with fabulous costumes, stylised sets by Aubrey Beardsley, and starring Alla Nazimova as Salomé, the flamboyant superstar of the silent era mesmerising as the barefoot dancer who beguiled a king and beheaded a prophet.
"Salomé's entrancing oddness, gorgeous aesthetic and queer allure mean that its reputation has risen steadily" - Pamela Hutchinson
Live accompaniment will be provided by celebrated musical duo Jane Gardner (piano) and Hazel Morrison (percussion) who perform regularly at HippFest and venues across Scotland. Tonight's screening will be introduced by Invisible Women - an archive activist film collective which champions the work of woman and filmmakers with marginalised identities from the history of cinema.
Dir. Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova / USA / 1922 / 1h 12m + intro
With: Alla Nazimova, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione, Nigel De Brulier
Presented as part of Cinema Rediscovered on Tour, a Watershed project. With support from BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and MUBI.
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