‘Greatest silent film of all time’ to be screened in Broadstairs

Sunrise will be screened at the Palace Cinema

Sunday Silents return to the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs this weekend with romantic drama Sunrise.

The 1927 American movie is made of wonderful images of dreams and nightmares. It tells the story of a man who, bored with his wife and the dull routine of small town life, falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl.

She convinces him to murder his spouse so they can escape together. When the wife becomes suspicious and flees to the city, he pursues her and slowly the two rediscover their love for each other.

The film, hosted by the Palace and Wall of Sea, will be accompanied by music from pianist Lillian Henley.

The multi award-winning silent classic, often called “the greatest silent film of all time,” won a host of titles at the first Academy Awards in 1929.

Sunrise will be screened on Sunday (April 29) at 4.30pm.

Tickets £6/£5, children £3.50

To book call 01843 865726 or go to [email protected]

Or www.thepalacecinema.co.uk

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  1. As the AFI ranked ‘Sunrise’at 82 on its greatest films list (2007),and as there are a number of other silent movies ranked above it on said list, calling this movie “the greatest silent film of all time” would seem to be inaccurate – particularly as the AFI list is for American films only,and German cinema was acknowledged as the most advanced of the silent era (‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’and ‘Metropolis’spring to mind as better than anything US produced in the silent era).Writers of articles should do some real research before presenting unsubstantiated sweeping generalizations as fact.

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