with live piano accompaniment from Joss Peach
Saturday 25 April, doors 7pm for 7.30pm film
St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Brighton BN1 3LJ
We are delighted to bring a very special screening to St Nicholas Church, Brighton BN1 3LJ. Anthony Asquith’s tense and atmospheric ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ was made in 1929, during the transition from silent cinema to the ‘talkies’. The film will be presented with a live score, performed by local pianist Joss Peach.
A simple tale, but beautifully told, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ tells of Joe, an assistant barber, who is in love with Sally, a manicurist. He reacts jealously as Sally rejects him in favour of another, with terrible consequences. This is, however, not a clean-cut ‘good vs. evil’ picture: the film has layers of both ambiguity and suspense. While touching on the themes of loneliness, lust and mental illness, ‘A Cottage on Dartmoor’ is ultimately about both the joys and savagery of love.
Daring and inventive in his craftsmanship, Asquith drew inspiration from cinema around the globe, from the work of large Hollywood studios, to the Soviet masters and German Expressionists. Now a little-known gem, this sophisticated thriller frequently draws comparisons to Hitchcock. It is easy to see why, as you will be on the edge of your seat throughout!
Tickets £7 in advance (£8 on the door, subject to availability). Advance booking strongly recommended, by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 01273 328683.