Entering the ancient world through silent cinema
Sat Nov 21 14:00
This film screening invites audiences to enter the ancient world through rarely seen, aesthetically rich, and immersive silent films set in ancient Greece or Rome. Introduced by Maria Wyke (University College London) and Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol), whose research investigates the representation of antiquity in silent cinema, a professional pianist (Stephen Horne) will improvise throughout. There will be opportunity to discuss the films also with Bryony Dixon (Curator of Silent Films at the British Film Institute) and Nick Lowe (Classicist and film critic, Royal Holloway University of London).