FILM NEWS: ‘The Great White Silence’ with live score comes to Hull, Sheffield and York


The dramatic 1924 silent film of Captain Scott’s doomed South Pole adventure comes to HULL, SHEFFIELD and YORK with live score by acclaimed silent film musicians, Frame Ensemble.

Voyage to barren, beautiful Antarctica with The Great White Silence’, the 1924 film of Captain Scott’s doomed 1910-13 South Pole expedition. ‘Cinematographer Herbert Ponting captured almost every aspect of the trip, from life aboard the ship, Terra Nova, to the characterful penguins and the preparations for the assault on the South Pole itself. The landscape of icebergs and vast skies, combined with Ponting’s dramatic use of early colour techniques, will take your breath away.

The Great White Silence will be live-scored by acoustic group, Frame Ensemble, featuring BFI Southbank silent film pianist Jonny Best.

THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE (1924, cert PG, 106 mins)

Saturday 5 October 7pm, Hull Truck Theatre

Sunday 20 October 7.30pm, Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield [Double feature with People on Sunday (1930)]

Friday 1 November 7.30pm, York Concerts, University of York

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