january, 2018

26jan1:30 PM2:30 PMCocl & Seff: Austria’s Laurel & Hardy 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Watershed

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Rediscoveries and Revelations
Cocl & Seff: Austria’s Laurel & Hardy 

FRI 26 JAN 1330hrs Watershed £8.00/£6.00


Chris Serle unearths one of the first slapstick duos of film history – Cocl & Seff, the character names played by Rudolf Walter and Josef Holub who performed together from 1913. The core element of their comedy was the play-off between a larger more intelligent character and one that was thinner and more stupid. Sound familiar? This was obviously seen more famously in Laurel & Hardy.  Only a few Cocl & Seff films have survived to this day. The Filmarchiv Austria has made a few discoveries in its search for Austrian productions in the world’s film archives.  This is a rare opportunity to see this pair in action.

With live accompaniment from John Sweeney (piano) and Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp) and presented by Chris Serle.  With Special thanks to Horst Claus.

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