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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Live Musical Accompaniment by Blue Roses in Leeds.

A friend of mine is working at the moment with the Birds Eye View Film Festival They have a couple of great events coming up north in the next month or so.

From the Hyde Park Picture House website:

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde + Live Musical Accompaniment by Blue Roses.

At the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds.

On 9th March – 6.30 PM.

Starring: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst

Directed by: John S. Robertson

65mins US 1920

Following acclaimed performances at London’s BFI and the Latitude and Green Man Festivals, acclaimed Yorkshire folk act Blue Roses (aka Laura Groves) reprise their haunting live score for this classic work of gothic silent cinema.

Philanthropic scientist Jekyll (Barrymore) has something of a midlife crisis and takes a potion to unleash his darker side – aka Hyde. Barrymore’s extraordinary transformation is achieved through performance alone, with shaken hair and expressive long-fingered hands. This seminal horror silent was adapted by MGM and Paramount prolific star scriptwriter Clara Beranger.

Clara Beranger

Clara Beranger was one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters, scripting 73 titles in 21 years. Having worked with some of Hollywood’s largest studios, she later becsme one of founding faculty members of USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Blue Roses

Blue Roses, aka Laura Groves, is an local musician from Shipley. Signed to XL recordings, Blue Roses’ self-titled debut album was released in 2009 to widespread critical praise for Groves’ rich, haunting vocals and her beautifully layered musical arrangements.

Tickets: £12.50 (full), £11 (concessions), £10 (members)

Originally commissioned by the Birds Eye View Film Festival: celebrating women filmmakers.

They also have Imogen Heap providing soundtrack to the 1928 French surrealist film ‘The Seashell and the Clergyman’ at the Sage in Gateshead.

Both offer a great opportunity to see some fantastic cinema alongside amazing live performances – They should be unforgettable events!