Silent Film with Organ Accompaniment
Played by Donald MacKenzie (Odeon, Leicester Square)
Friday 6th May, 8.00pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Film Running time: 67 minutes
At St John's Notting Hill, London, W11 2NN
Buster Keaton's comedy caper, regarded as a masterpiece of the silent film era, will be accompanied by the evocative music of the restored organ, played by Donald MacKenzie, resident organist at the Odeon, Leicester Square.
Donald is returning to St John's Notting Hill after playing for sell-out shows The Wind in October 2015, Steamboat Bill Jr in May 2015, Wings (click to see a video from that evening) in November 2014 and The Hunchback of Notre Dame in October 2013.
Organs have a wide range of sounds and voices, perfect for accompanying silent film. Donald is a master at bringing out the emotions, stories and effects in these films with his virtuosic playing: tense, lyrical, sensitive and resounding. Come along for a captivating atmosphere - afilm show and concert all in one.
Advanced booking is highly recommended, as all previous silent film screenings at St John's Notting Hill have sold out in advance. Don't miss this special event.
This screening is part of this year's Notting Hill Mayfest, a multi-disciplinary arts festival happening in several Notting Hill venues throughout May.
Doors open at 7.00pm for an 8.00pm film start.
Film running time: 67 minutes
Age rating: U
There will be popcorn and a bar available on the night, with the church candlelit.
Seating is unreserved. Good sight lines are available throughout the church.
Despite being heated, the church may be a little cold, so please wear warm clothing.
The Cameraman has an IMDB rating of 8.3 out of 10:
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100% Fresh:
The Cameraman is number 37 in the 100 best silent films of all time on silentera.com:
Full details and tickets are available at www.stjohnsorganproject.com/the-cameraman.html