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FILMPHONICS Presents: PICCADILLY With Live Score from IGOR OUTKINE
New monthly live score and audio visual night up in Hackney Attic. To celebrate the incredible relationship between live music and the moving image.
PICCADILLY (1929 / Ewald André Dupont)
Valentine Wilmot discovers Shosho, a Chinese dishwasher, dancing on a table in the kitchen of his Soho nightclub. He puts her on the stage and she becomes a bigger star than less exotic dancers like Mabel. When Valentine visits Shosho’s apartment,they are followed by Mabel and the night ends with a murder. But who is the killer?
Described by Martin Scorsese as “one of the truly great films of the silent era”, Piccadilly will be accompanied by an original soundtrack composed and performed by acclaimed Russian accordionist Igor Outkine.
Like a Russian Rick Wakeman of the button accordion, Igor switches from a conventional instrument to a Midi accordion (a veritable Tardis of an instrument, much more than it appears) from which he coaxes everything from guitar tones and saxophone solos to a James Brown back-up band. He likes to call himself one-man LSO (London Silent Orchestra) and has a unique way of interpreting every nuance of the film, at times it almost feels like actual dialogue.
Doors/Food 6.30-7.30pm. Film: 7.45pm.
With a main meal* & glass of wine: £20 / £19 Concs / £18 Members.
*From select menu & daily specials board (Please email email@example.com with any pressing food-related questions)