This coming Wednesday, August 19th, at 7.30pm BST, our regular silent movie night Kennington Bioscope presents, on their YouTube Channel, a hair-raising ride plus picturesque scenes of Paris in the short comedy film, Un Partie de Tandem – A Ride on the Tandem Bike (1909) and then a feature: "In Search Of The Castaways", an eternal tale of adventure from the pen of 19th Century novelist, Jules Verne and an exciting cinematic adaptation produced by the French Éclair company, with film scenario written by Jules’ son, Michael Verne.
"In Search Of The Castaways“ is an adventure film. Lord Glenarvan and Lady Helena find a letter in which Captain Grant asks for help. Together with the children of Grant and Jacques Pagnanel they go looking. Since the letter is unclear, they have to search the entire thirty-seventh parallel. They experience many adventures in South America, Australia and New Zealand…” Native New Zealander and Bioscope musician John Sweeney was keen to screen this action film, with its varied landscapes, shot in France standing in for his homeland, and he will perform a live improvised accompaniment.
The show will be hosted by Bioscope presenter Michelle Facey.
These screenings are FREE. You can subscribe (FREE) to the Bioscope YouTube channel and get notifications of future shows and all the previous Bioscope shows are archived there for your on-demand viewing.