Members may be interested to know about a buy one get one for half price offer for BFS members to a showing of the 1916 version Snow White at Middleton Hall in the University of Hull on Thursday February 1. This is showing as part of the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.
Snow White (1916)
Silent film with introduction and live musical accompaniment
Middleton Hall, University of Hull HU6 7RX
Thursday 1 February, 8pm (doors 7.45pm)
Adults £7, Seniors (60+) £5, Children/Students £4
Beverley Film Society members enter code ‘bfs’ at checkout to receive a ‘buy one get one half price’ discount.
Presented by University of Hull, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Education
in association with Yorkshire Silent Film
Walt Disney’s magical 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was his very first feature-length animated film, but it wasn’t the first Snow White film. Twenty-one years earlier, Snow White was made as a silent film, based on the hit play of 1912. This rarely-seen film will be screened with live musical accompaniment by Jonny Best and percussionist Trevor Bartlett, and introduced by the University of Hull’s Dr. Amy Davis, author of Good Girls and Wicked Witches: Women in Disney’s Feature Animation.
Walt himself saw this version of Snow White in Kansas City when he was around fifteen years old. The film was then lost – like so many silent films – and remained unseen for decades, until a copy was found in Amsterdam in the early 1990s. Now, restored to its original, sparkling state by George Eastman House in New York, today’s audiences can see for themselves the film that so inspired a teenaged Walt Disney.
USA, 1916 • Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Event start: 20:00
Event finish: 21:45