Film screening: silent classic Underground
1901 Arts Club presents its very first silent film evening, a screening of ‘Underground’, Anthony Asquith’s acclaimed subterranean tale of love, jealousy and murder.
Before 7 Exton Street was transformed into a luxurious European-stylesSalon for events, the building enjoyed a previous life as a site office for London Underground during the 1990 Jubilee Line extension.
This little known fact about the venue combined with London celebrating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground this year makes Underground the perfect debut silent film screening at the Club.
Underground is a 1928 British silent drama film starring Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen, and Norah Baring. Set on and around the London Underground it is a working-class love story about “ordinary work-a-day people whose names are just Nell, Bill, Kate and Bert”. As the story unfolds we see a chance encounter on the Tube spark a violent love triangle between an electrician, a porter and a shop girl.
Costas Fotopoulos provides the live and entirely improvised piano accompaniment.
1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
London SE1 8UE
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Wednesday 3 July 2013