Silent Film with Live Accompaniment: The Open Road

As seen in the recent BBC programmes, this series of films uses a rare, early colour process partly developed by the filmmaker’s father William Friese-Greene to document a car journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, offering an extraordinary vision of Britain in the 1920s – in living colour.

Cornerhouse regular and renowned pianist Neil Brand and German violinist Günter Buchwald, one of the pioneers of the renaissance of silent film music, provide live accompaniment to THE OPEN ROAD (see above). If you watched Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns on TV, you will be familiar with the work of Neil Brand, as he scored the films in the season.

The screening will be introduced by the British Film Institutes’ Jan Faull .