Film Arts

Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate (Encore)

£10/£8 conc
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Changing Places
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Cafe
  • Infra Red Sound Transmission
£10/£8 conc
(doors open 12:15)
The most exciting, witty, feminist, steampunk, cross-dressing aviatrix thriller you will ever see!

Described in the New York Times recently as 'the the spryest comic-book movie of the season' this light-hearted silent introduces us to Filibus: aka the Baroness Troixmond, aka the cross-dressing Count de la Brive. Flying high above the Italian Riviera in her airship, Filibus is a master of disguise and the scourge of millionaires, banks, and the police. Lowered in a gondola by her henchmen, Filibus steals from the rich and then mysteriously vanishes into the clouds. Amused by a stodgy detective's boast that he will un-mask Filibus, the 'Baroness' informs the police that the detective himself is Filibus, and proceeds to frame him for her crimes.

Featuring an alluring, techno-savvy jewel-thief who would not be out of place in a Bond movie, this is an entertaining reminder of just how fresh a century-old film can be.

Dir. Mario Roncoroni | Italy | 1915 | N/C U | English intertitles | 1h 11m + short accompanied by Forrester Pyke
With: Valeria Creti, Cristina Ruspoli, Giovanni Spano, Mario Mariani and Filippo Vallino

Performing live: Jane Gardner (piano) and Hazel Morrison (percussion)

Restoration by Eye Filmmuseum. Screening material courtesy of Milestone
Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute

Hippodrome

10 Hope Street Bo'ness
EH51 0AA

01324 506850

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Dates & Times

Friday, 20 Mar 20 at 13:00 PM to 14:30 PM Hippodrome Book

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