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DOUBLE TROUBLE: Early Female Comedy Double Acts + Intro
4th February 2018 @ 15:30 - 17:00
BFI presents: DOUBLE TROUBLE: Early Female Comedy Double Acts + Intro by BFI Silent Film Curator, Bryony Dixon – A fine compilation of comedies celebrating rebellious damsels of destruction.
Calling all lady hellions! Meet your silent and early-sound era kindred spirits in this compilation of comedies that celebrates the overlooked damsels of destruction – rebellious double acts like Anita Garvin and Marion Byron or the Tilly Girls – who, over a century ago, were ripping up the female-behaviour rulebook on the big screen. After all, sometimes you and your bestie just need to throw ice-cream all over the place, cause havoc on a train with your pet monkey or take a fire-engine for a joyride, right?
With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos.