12 February 2015

Silent film double bill to mark the First World War

A silent film double bill with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne.

  • A Couple of Down and Outs, 1923, directed by Walter Summers
    The original War Horse – A Couple of Down and Outs tells the story of the bond between man and horse. Horses and mules were a vital part of the war effort: over 300,000 were imported through Avonmouth for transport duties. Perhaps 8,000,000 died during the fighting.
  • Shoulder Arms, 1918, directed by Charlie Chaplin
    Shoulder Arms was released in October 1918, weeks before the end of the war. Chaplin plays a soldier sent from training camp to the front line trenches, where his character helps to win the war…

In partnership with Bristol Silents. Part of a series of events to accompany the Moved by Conflict exhibition.

Tickets include entry into Moved by Conflict before the film screening.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled to take place at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery but will now take place at M Shed.