South West Silents

image: still from Der Golem 1920


South West Silents was founded in 2015 to share it’s founders’ passion for silent film with wider cinema-going audiences and to celebrate the history of cinema.

​They produce eye opening silent film events by sourcing the latest restorations, historic film prints and collaborate with some of the worlds leading silent film musicians to stage one of a kind, live performance events in the South West and throughout the United Kingdom.

Arnolfini is home to South West Silents’ very successful live silent film screenings.

Thanks to this unique collaboration both South West Silents and Arnolfini are able to produce eye opening events involving the best live musical accompaniment in the UK with some of the best silent film restorations from around the world.

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