Harpist to the stars, as well as committed filmmaker in her own right, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry will be accompanying FW Murnau’s 1927 silent classic Sunrise at the Blue Walnut Cafe in Torquay on Saturday.
Regular readers will already know that the Blue Walnut Cafe is the smallest, and possibly hippest, cinema in England, with only 24 seats.
Elizabeth-Jane told D+CFilm: “The framing, lighting, and sheer cinematic scope of Sunrise is breathtaking. The invisible tracking shots are astounding and the sets with their false perspective, and midgets/children as extras remain the largest ever built in the entire history of cinema!”
And if you don’t believe her, ask the pollsters. In a Sight & Sound survey of 100 critics, Sunrise was voted into the all-time top 10. The movie also recently came top of the D+CFilm list of ‘best films featuring a drunk pig’.
You can judge for yourself in Torquay on Saturday. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Call 01803 605995 to book. Here’s a taster, without the live Elizabeth-Jane soundtrack, of course.
Posted by Cptn
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