january, 2018

26jan3:30 PM4:45 PMLost and Found3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Watershed

Event Details


Rediscoveries and Revelations
Lost and Found

FRI 26 JAN 1530hrs Watershed £8.00/£6.00

Presented by collector Anthony Saffrey and historian David Robinson, Slapstick is privileged to premiere an unprecedented group of star comedies just rediscovered after a century in limbo – including the premiere of the freshly completed and restored Stan Laurel short – DETAINED (1924). This screening will be the first in a cinema anywhere outside of a couple of specialist showings in the Dutch city where the ‘lost’ sequences were discovered on nitrate.

The collector Anthony Saffrey will be presenting four films: two hitherto unknown titles by cinema’s first comic star André Deed, along with The Lady Skater, a near-prehistoric but hilarious British chase film, and Love and Lunch, an early film by William A. Seiter – later director of Skinner’s Dress Suit (also screening at this year’s festival) starring an unrecorded Chaplin imitator, Ray Hughes.

There’ll also be the opportunity to see works by Spanish/Italian/US comic star Marcel Perez and German genius Karl Valentin. Plus the chance to see a new film by French comedian Max Linder, courtesy of Cinematheque Francaise.

Accompanied live by Dan Van den Hurk on piano and Elizabeth-Jane Baldry on solo harp.

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