SILENT WOMEN FILM PROJECT
Scores to three silent films made by women nearly 100 years ago, including the first ever film to have an all women cast and crew!
Commissioned by the East Anglian Film Archive.
New soundtracks composed by Laura Rossi, and recorded and performed live with film by Laura Rossi (Piano), Mike Outram (Electric Guitar), Trish Clowes (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone), Hugh Wilkinson (Tuned Percussion).
Sally Sallies Forth (1928), directed by Frances Lascot : heralded as the first film produced entirely by women. Chaos ensues when Sally (Sadie Andrews) becomes a maid for a day at an upper class garden party.
The Polite Burglar (1929), directed by Sadie Andrews : a comedy produced as a competition for the London Amateur Cinematographers Association – can you spot the 30 deliberate errors in the film?
Doomsday (1932), directed by Ruth Stuart : an early science fiction film about the end of the world, strongly influenced by European art cinema.
New soundtracks composed by Laura Rossi
Laura Rossi (Piano),
Mike Outram (Electric Guitar),
Trish Clowes (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone),
Hugh Wilkinson (Tuned Percussion).