The Last of the Mohicans
Wednesday 21 March, 19:30 (doors open 18:45)
£13.50, £11 conc.
The 2018 Festival opens with a rare screening of the original and most faithful film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel. Two British sisters caught up in the war for colonial control of North America, find protection under the care of white scout Hawkeye, the last chief of the Mohican tribe, and his hunky yet majestic son Uncas.
A magnificent drama in which good and bad characters are dispersed amongst Native Americans, British and French alike, whilst the narrative takes in devastating action scenes and swoon-inducing romance.
This thrilling adventure is accompanied live by a new score for keyboards, percussion, bass, ukulele and acoustic guitar composed and performed by guitarist and multi-instrumentalist David Allison.
Dir. Clarence Brown & Maurice Tourneur | USA | 1920 | b/w + tinted/toned | 1h 13m + short | recommended PG
Performing live: David Allison
David Allison has created a number of successful live soundtracks for silent films, including ‘The Island Tapes’ and ‘The St Kilda Tapes’ which toured internationally and sold out at festivals such as Celtic Connections, as well as the 1922 horror classic ‘Nosferatu’ (HippFest 2011).
"Thoughtful and crafted acoustic guitar music" Time Out
Note: if the event is shown as ‘sold out’ please contact the HippFest Box Office directly on 01324 506850 to enquire about ‘heritage seating’ availability or to be added to a waiting list.
*If you like this try: In Search of the Modern Marriage (same day), The Treasure (multi-instrumental/electronic score premiere) / Platform Reels (high adventure)