Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) silent with live music by Graeme Stephen
The Hippodrome is proud to present F.W. Murnau's extraordinary romantic drama 'Sunrise’ (1927) with a live accompaniment of Graeme Stephen's acclaimed score (winner of the Scottish Jazz Awards, Innovation prize 2012).
Written for guitar, cello, tenor saxophone and drums, the piece will be performed by Graeme (guitar), Tom Bancroft (drums), Phil Bancroft (tenor sax) and Pete Harvey (cello)
The Scotsman ****
Widely praised as one of the silent era’s finest films ‘Sunrise’ follows a country farmer whose happy marriage is jeopardised by a visiting city girl, intent on usurping the lovely wife. The film earned Janet Gaynor the first-ever Best Actress Academy Award, while Charles Rosher and Karl Struss walked home with the industry's first Best Photography Oscar.
"Murnau's films are gorgeous, and ‘Sunrise’ is no exception. Its luscious black-and-white photography and sweeping camera moves haven't aged a bit… You couldn't watch this film and wish it were made in colour, with talking bits. It's perfect as it is, a monochrome fairytale." The Guardian, Pamela Hutchinson
Don’t miss your chance to see this exquisite drama with award-winning live accompaniment.
Tickets £12 (£10)
Ticket Deal:10% off when you buy for more than one A Taste of Silents event. Only available in person or via phone
Sat 28th October 7.30pm.
Dir. F.W. Murnau / US / 1927 / 1h 46m
With: George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
‘Sunrise’ is part of our Hippodrome ‘Taste of Silents’ – a short season to introduce the rich, immersive and captivating world of silent film with live music. The season includes… the most influential sci-fi of all time ‘Metropolis’ (2nd September), Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful thriller ‘Blackmail’ (11th November) and Harold Lloyd’s breath-taking, clock-face-hanging comedy ‘Safety Last’ (21st October)