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Borderline + live score

Borderline + live score
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10 Feb 2019 1pm

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

Paul Robeson’s second ever screen appearance was in this avant-garde and rarely screened film. Made in 1930, at a time when there was substantial censorship of homosexual texts in England, this groundbreaking silent film fizzed with inter-racial sexual tension and implicit homoerotic subjectivity. Unconventional in form, its psychological realism is achieved through the use of montage techniques.

Screened with live improvised music by electronic artist Mr WobblyHead, featuring the rich and powerful vocals of alternative RnB artist M.I . Expect a soundtrack as gritty, challenging and unexpected as the film.

DIRECTOR: Kenneth MacPherson
DETAILS: UK, 1930, 63mins, cert TBC
STARRING: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Hilda Doolittle

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Wheelchair Access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

Hyde Park Picture House
  • Wheelchair access
  • Film
  • LGBT+
  • Music
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