A swashbuckling opening night in Hull for the fifth Yorkshire Silent Film Festival!
Who is the mysterious Zorro? Nobody knows…
Appearing as if from nowhere, clad head-to-toe in black, sword flashing, he defends the weak and carves his trademark ‘Z’ into the cheek of every villain he conquers.
Douglas Fairbanks is the prototype rough-tough Hollywood action man, complete with romantic streak and a roguish twinkle. Errol Flynn took the archetype into the sound era in the 1930s, and Harrison Ford and Michael Douglas reinvented it in the 1980s. But it’s Fairbanks who had the most fun with it – his zippy, irrepressible playfulness is impossible to resist.
Daredevilry, romance, and comedy swirl together in Zorro – the perfect way to begin the fifth Yorkshire Silent Film Festival!
The Music: pianist Jonny Best will improvise a musical score. Jonny is one of the UK’s leading silent film pianists and has performed at BFI Southbank, Leeds International Film Festival, International Film Festival of India, and at concert venues, theatres, and cinemas around the UK.
Part of the fifth Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.
|14 Oct 2022||7:00pm||£12.50 - £12.50||Book Now|
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