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The Big Smoke

Films from a Lost London 1896-1945

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Experience London life in a bygone age, from the bustle of the Victorian commute to the ordeal of the Blitz, with this programme of silent films from the BFI National Archive - brought to dazzling life with a newly-commissioned score and featuring a selection of treasures from the Imperial War Museum and London's Screen Archives.

Highlights of the programme include:

Blackfriars Bridge (1896), an extraordinary glimpse of Victorians travelling to work by horse-drawn tram and on foot at an enviably elegant pace
• Sci-fi short The Fugitive Futurist (1924) sees an oddball inventor startle Londoners with a glimpse of their great city's future
• Scenes at Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park Corner Underground Stations (1931) offers an ethereal insight into the change and continuity of tube life
• In Colour on the Thames (1935), an experimental colour film process brings the ebb and flow of the great River Thames into vivid focus

Membership of the Community Film Club is aimed at those living in Southwark and Lambeth. To become a member (it's free) email [email protected] or join at door.

  • 7pm (refreshments from 6.30pm)
  • FREE

Starr Auditorium

Tate Modern
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
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