An evening of silent cinema with live musical accompaniment from distinguished pianist Cyrus Gabrysch.
The evening begins with a selection of short films including The Nervous Curate, a 1910 film from the Croydon based film company Clarendon using local streets for locations, and an early 1930s amateur film A Visit to Croydon Aerodrome, which was discovered at a boot fair.
Buster is a tintype photographer in New York City, who takes portraits of people on the sidewalk. He meets pretty Sally (Marceline Day), an MGM secretary, at a ticker-tape parade where she accompanies a squad of newsreel cameramen. Buster, enchanted with Sally, decides that he will win her heart by becoming a newsreel cameraman too. Comic hijinks ensue as Buster struggles to make it as a cameraman while romancing Sally and fending off Harold (Harold Stagg), a rival MGM cameraman and a rival for Sally’s affections.
This is Croydon – London Borough of Culture (Croydon history screening)