Ken Russell’s Tommy, Brief Encounter and Rapsodia Satanica screening at Ealing Music and Film Festival (EMFF) 12 – 16 February 2020

The acclaimed Ealing Music & Film Festival (EMFF) returns 12th – 16th February 2020 with a packed to the rafters schedule of entertainment. This celebration of Ealing’s cultural heritage has firmly established itself as the must visit event of the winter and includes an enriching and eclectic programme, and includes classic films, cult films, and short films from rising local stars. There’s classical music, opera, a play and workshops for budding musicians, future video stars and much more. There is something for everyone.

On 12th February we offer a screening of Nino Oxilia’s Faustian classic Rapsodia Satanica, (1915), a heady supernatural romance, starring era favourite actor Lydia Borelli. This seminal Italian silent movie is accompanied by Pietro Mascagni’s only film score and the evening offers the rare opportunity to hear his masterwork alongside alternative soundtracks composed by LCM students.

Two cinematic classics will screen 14th February, in conjunction with Ealing Classic Cinema Club at Weston Hall, UWL, St Mary’s Road. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of the greatest romantic films, the 1945 gem Brief EncounterDavid Lean’s heart-breaking tale of forbidden love, adapted for the screen by Noël Coward. Lovers of ‘local band’ The Who, are in for a treat with a screening of Ken Russell’s Tommy (1975). Described by The Guardian ‘a daring, risky and mad rock opera’, the film features Pete Townshend’s songs and stars Roger Daltrey in the lead alongside an all-star line-up including Oliver ReedElton JohnJack NicholsonTina Turner and Eric Clapton.

On 15th February In partnership with London School of Film, Media and Design there will be a free screening of short films and discussions with their directors at University of West London, William Barry Theatre, then on the final day 16th February there will be a screening at the same venue of Un Ballo in Maschera, from Opera Holland Park.

 

 Tickets and full line up available at http://www.ealingmusicandfilmfestival.org

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