PICCADILLY - REEL WOMEN: Film heritage LIVE

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The ticket sale has now ended for PICCADILLY - REEL WOMEN: Film heritage LIVE on 1st June 2019, 6:15-8:15pm. The screening of Piccadilly with live musical accompaniment will take place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR. EVENT TIMES: Doors open 5:45pm / Screening starts 6:15pm. For those registered you will receive an e-ticket following registration which will entitle you to general admission to the event. If you are not able to print your e-ticket you may collect it at the door. Please check your email for your e-ticket and updates about the event. All tickets are for free seating. Please contact the event organiser if you have any special requirements (mace@lincoln.ac.uk). _____________________________ CONTACT US: Email - mace@lincoln.ac.uk / Telephone - 01522 837750 / Website - www.macearchive.org / Twitter - @MACEarchive / Facebook - @likemace TRAVEL INFO: See https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/about-us/parking-and-directions ABOUT MACE: MACE is the public regional film archive for the East and West Midlands. Our aim is to collect, preserve and make accessible film, video and digital materials that document the region as well as those filmed by people from the region, so we can better understand, appreciate and enjoy the history and culture of the Midlands. MACE is a registered charity supported by the University of Lincoln where we are based.

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (The Lab)

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The ticket sale has now ended for PICCADILLY - REEL WOMEN: Film heritage LIVE on 1st June 2019, 6:15-8:15pm. The screening of Piccadilly with live musical accompaniment will take place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR. EVENT TIMES: Doors open 5:45pm / Screening starts 6:15pm. For those registered you will receive an e-ticket following registration which will entitle you to general admission to the event. If you are not able to print your e-ticket you may collect it at the door. Please check your email for your e-ticket and updates about the event. All tickets are for free seating. Please contact the event organiser if you have any special requirements (mace@lincoln.ac.uk). _____________________________ CONTACT US: Email - mace@lincoln.ac.uk / Telephone - 01522 837750 / Website - www.macearchive.org / Twitter - @MACEarchive / Facebook - @likemace TRAVEL INFO: See https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/about-us/parking-and-directions ABOUT MACE: MACE is the public regional film archive for the East and West Midlands. Our aim is to collect, preserve and make accessible film, video and digital materials that document the region as well as those filmed by people from the region, so we can better understand, appreciate and enjoy the history and culture of the Midlands. MACE is a registered charity supported by the University of Lincoln where we are based.
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A rare treat to experience LIVE cinema - restored classic PICCADILLY with LIVE musical accompaniment + short archive film on MIDLANDS WOMEN

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REEL WOMEN: Film heritage LIVE

If you love film and you love music, you’ll love REEL WOMEN.

Join us in celebration of women's histories for a rare experience to watch a masterpiece of silent cinema with LIVE musical accompaniment. A free event, REEL WOMEN will showcase PICCADILLY (1929), a pinnacle of silent British cinema, alongside a short programme of archive films revealing histories of women in the Midlands.

A treat not to be missed, the film will be accompanied LIVE by celebrated composer and musician Stephen Horne. If you haven't experienced live cinema before this is the perfect opportunity to start!

PICCADILLY - a sumptuous showbiz melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension - stars Chinese-American screen goddess Anna May Wong as Shosho, a scullery maid in a fashionable London nightclub whose sensuous tabletop dance catches the eye of suave club owner Valentine Wilmot. She rises to become the toast of London and the object of his erotic obsession - to the bitter jealousy of Mabel, his former lover and star dancer (played by Ziegfield Follies star Gilda Gray). Featuring a screenplay by Staffordshire’s own Arnold Bennett.

“…a bold, beautifully crafted, completely modern picture… one of the truly great films of the silent era.”

Martin Scorsese

REEL WOMEN is a celebration of women’s histories on film. The first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition, Anna Mae Wong's long and varied career spanned the silent and sound film eras, television, stage, and radio. Frustrated by the stereotypical supporting roles she reluctantly played in Hollywood, Wong left for Europe in the late 1920s, where she starred in several notable plays and films, among them Piccadilly (1929).

The film will be preceded by a short programme of archive footage revealing aspects of women’s lives across the Midlands over the past 100 years.

REEL WOMEN is co-curated by students from the University of Lincoln and the Media Archive for Central England, the regional film archive for the Midlands. The event gratefully supported by Film Hub North and the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women's Histories.

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  • CONTACT FOR EVENT ORGANISER - MACE: Email - mace@lincoln.ac.uk / Telephone - 01522 837750 / Website - www.macearchive.org / Twitter - @MACEarchive / Facebook - @likemace
  • EVENT TIMES: Doors open 5:45pm / Screening starts 6:15pm
  • TICKETING: Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite or by calling MACE. There are two ticket types. 'General Admission (FREE)' allows you to register for a FREE ticket. 'Donation' allows you to make a donation of your choosing to support the charitable work of the archive.
  • TRAVEL INFO: See https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/about-us/parking-and-directions
  • ABOUT THE VENUE - ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire
  • ABOUT MACE:

MACE is the public regional film archive for the East and West Midlands. Our aim is to collect, preserve and make accessible film, video and digital materials that document the region as well as those filmed by people from the region, so we can better understand, appreciate and enjoy the history and culture of the Midlands.

MACE is a registered charity supported by the University of Lincoln where we are based.

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (The Lab)

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

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United Kingdom

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