Silent Films - Gender Rebels - Double Bill

Mon, 13 Jun



Silent Films - Gender Rebels - Double Bill

Harrogate Film Society are delighted to support Yorkshire Silents and Harrogate Theatre to show these gender rebel silent films. Tickets from Hgte Theatre ONLY.

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Time & Location

13 Jun, 19:30

Harrogate, 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF, UK

About the Event

Presented by Yorkshire Silents, Harrogate Film Society and Harrogate Theatre - Tickets cost just £5 and can be purchased via Harrogate Theatre's website or at their box office in Harrogate Town Centre.

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Queer goings-on in this double bill of silent film comedy with an original improvised score on the piano.  

The double bill kicks off with What’s the World Coming To? (1926). Written in part by up-and-coming comedian Stan Laurel and produced by Laurel and Hardy's producer, Hal Roach, this cross-dressing comedy is set 100 years in the future in a world in which women are on top and have switched roles with men.  

It’s perfectly complemented here by Rowdy Ann (1919) - a hilarious comedy western starring lesbian actor-producer, Fay Tincher. Ann is one tough, rough cowgirl, so her folks pack her off East to college hoping she’ll come back a lady. But once there, it's not long before she is putting the men in their place.  

The double bill will be complemented with a couple of LGBT/queer shorts from the silent era.

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