14:30: Programma 1 ‘Amorous Friday 1’
INTOLERANCE (USA, 1916)
D.W. Griffith 167′
DW Griffith, one of the major filmmakers from the silent era, his iconic masterpiece Intolerance is coming to the Netherlands Silent Film Festival! Costs nor labour were spared during the enormous production, which tells four different stories of the intolerance through the history of mankind. The fall of Babylon, the crucifying of Christ, the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre during the France renaissance and a current story of injustice are woven into one united story and slowly collide into an impressive climax.
An absolute milestone in the history of film which no movie fanatic should miss!
Book you tickets here!
Live musical accompaniment by Daan van den Hurk (piano) and Frank van der Star (drums)
19:00 Lecture 1
By: David Robinson
David Robinson (1930), British film historic, biographer of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and emeritus director of the biggest silent film festival in the world, travels specially to Eindhoven for the NSFF. He will talk about Keaton, but also other films en programs that are of interest in the festival. Absolutely not to miss for every visitor of the festival
Free acces with any entrance ticket for the festival. (Other interested are welcome, as long as there’re seats left!)
20:00 Program 2: Opening Night ‘Amorous Friday 2’
BUSTER KEATON RARITIES
During the opening night, as well as the second part of the Amorous Friday, we’ll treat you to the seldom shown films of Buster Keaton. The highlight of the night is Keaton’s THREE AGES. A parody of D.W. Griffith’s masterpiece INTOLERANCE, which will be shown in the afternoon during Part 1 of the Amorous Friday. Keaton fights bravely to win over his love in three parallel stories, played in different time periods, while riding on dinosaurs in the stone age, chariot racing in ancient Rome and trying to prevent his love from marrying a criminal in modern times.
Previous to this, we will take a look behind the scenes of a Vaudeville theatre, where Buster Keaton and Ruscoe ‘Fatty’Arbuckle are working as stagehand. However, after a ‘small accident’ they have to perform the whole show with just the two of them!
It will be a night you don’t want to miss, so order your tickets here!
BACK STAGE (USA, 1919)
Ruscoe Arbuckle 19′
Live musical accompaniment by Meg Morley (piano)
THREE AGES (USA, 1923)
Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline 64′
Live musical accompaniment by the NSFF Trio consisting of Daan van den Hurk (piano), Bart Soeters (bass) and Frank van der Star (drums)