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London Symphony (U*)

+ Live musical accompaniment by the Covent Garden

Silent Cinema LSO

Alex Barrett presents an artistic snapshot of London as it stands today, celebrating its culture and diversity.

We are delighted to open the Autumn ‘Silent Film and Live Music’ Series with the UK premiere of the live score performance of London Symphony, a brand new city symphony which offers a poetic journey through London.

Directed by Alex Barrett and nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival, it is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity.

Presented with the live premiere of James McWilliam's accompanying composition, performed by the Covent Garden Sinfonia, conducted by Ben Palmer, and followed by a discussion featuring the filmmakers and London history specialist Mark Rowland, chair of Footprints of London.

UK 2017 Dir Alex Barrett 72 min


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ScreenTalks Archive

We dust off the tapes in our cinema archive and rediscover exclusive conversations with some of the world's leading filmmakers and film fans. Discovered so far: Ben Wheatley, Amma Asante, Ken Loach, Carol Morley, Horace Ove and more...

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