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Arnolfini - est 1961

Thursday night special event – Chicago (1927) with introduction from Denise Coffey and live accompaniment by The European Silent Screen Wrtuosi

Starring Phyllis Haver in an understated comic appearance, this is the original version of the subsequent global musical and Hollywood film Chicago. Based on a true crime story- a wild jazz-loving boozy wife Roxie Hart kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her. Entangling her ever-loving husband in the process the film tells how and to what lengths she is wiling to go to escape conviction.

With live musical accompaniment by the European Sllent Screen Virtuosi featuring Günter A. Buchwald, Frank Bockius and Romano Todesco also with guest performers including Bristol Ensemble’s Roger Huckle.

Introduced by actor, comedian and Slapstick Festival patron, Denise Coffey.

Cecil B DeM111e US 118mins

This event is organised by Watershed as part of Slapstick  – the UK’s biggest festival of vintage screen comedy.

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