Silent movie The Wind brought to life with live piano performance at the Lichfield Guildhall

A silent movie will be brought to life at the Lichfield Guildhall next week.

The Wind will be screened in the city on November 12 as part of the Unseen Cinema project.

Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson in The Wind

Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson in The Wind

The 1928 movie will feature a live piano score created by Meg Morley to bring the film to life.

Meg , an Australian classical pianist, said: “When watching The Wind for the first time I was captured by how evocative and emotionally charged it is from the outset.

“The wind rages throughout the film – the raging of uncontrollable forces of nature, of human fears, or of possible impending danger – and to face up to this elemental rage is the beautifully fragile yet also wilfully strong heroine Letty.

“It has been, and continues to be, an epic yet satisfying journey playing for this film and new discoveries are made each time I watch it.”

The film was the last silent movie starring Lillian Gish, one of the leading stars of the era, and tells the tale of a young woman who travels from Virginia to the western plains of Texas only to discover that her dream of a life of rural beauty doesn’t materialise.

 

The screening takes place at 8pm and admission is £10 adults, £7.50 concessions. For details and to book visit unseencinema.co.uk.

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