2011-11-21-KevinBrownlowKevin Brownlow one of the contributing authors in our collection of essays celebrating women working in the silent film industry, Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema, will be talking about his incredible career in preseving and championing Silent Cinema at Worthing WOW Festival on Sunday 12 June.  We’ll be there selling the book, so bring £12 (special offer price)!

Kevin Brownlow who was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his work preserving Silent Film is part of a day Celebrating Silent Cinema curated by Melody Bridges, co-editor of our book Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema.

Celebrating Silent Cinema
Sunday 12 June, The Denton Lounge, Worthing Pier

2pm to 3pm: Composing music for silent film Masterclass with Neil Brand
(Free – arrive early to guarantee a seat)
Multi-award winning Neil Brand is considered one of the finest improvising concert pianists in the world. Experienced presenter from BBC4 Sound of Cinema and Radio 4 regular, Neil will be offering his insights into how to improvise on the piano.

From 3.30pm: Kevin Brownlow Talk & The Signal Tower Film Screening
(Tickets £10, conc. £7.50)
Academy Award winner Kevin Brownlow is a documentary film-maker and expert on the silent film era. Before a screening of the 1924 film ‘The Signal Tower’, Kevin will give us an window into long career in film, and explain why this American movie has a special relationship with Worthing. The Signal Tower, directed by Clarence Brown, is a film that looks at the boundaries of friendship and marriage, as a work colleague stays over and finds himself on the road to temptation. (70mins)

For more details and to book, click here.