Nanook of the North, Silent film, 1922, Robert J. Flaherty (79m) with Live Piano Accompaniment by Peter Urpeth

1.30pm, Saturday 5 November
The first official documentary ever made, this silent film captures the struggles of the Inuk named Nanook and his family in the Canadian Arctic. While some sequences were staged, the film is authentic in its respect for the courage and ingenuity of its heroes. In 1989, it was one of the first 25 films to be selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

The piano score is Peter Urpeth’s 4th commission for An Lanntair for silent films, following Nosferatu (2011), Vampyr (2012) and The Passion of Joan of Arc (2014).  For this special performance he will be joined by guitarist Mark Hewins.

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