Film Hub NI and Queen’s Film Theatre presents:
An Historic Screening: From 1914 to 2014
Friday 8 August 2014, Big Screen, Belfast City Hall
For over one hundred years’ cinema has entertained, amused and informed audiences in their millions across the world. Marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, this special event recreates a piece of cinema history for the modern era, with screenings of two unique historic films.
Epic Wartime Romance: A Farewell to Arms
Start time: 1pm
Director: Frank Borzage
USA 1932 | Black & White | 88 mins
A forgotten film masterpiece, this early adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel stars Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes as war-torn lovers and is both a persuasive picture of the nightmare that was World War One as well as a deeply affecting tribute to the transcendent power of love.
Time Travel: A Night at the Cinema in 1914
Start time: 6pm
Total running time 85 mins
Take a trip back in time with us to experience what audiences would have watched in cinemas on the eve of World War I, one hundred years ago today
A century ago cinema was a new and exciting form of entertainment. Picture houses were both a place of escapism from the daily grind but also provided much needed information on the events of the war.
Drawing from the archives of the British Film Institute, this collection of newsreel footage, travelogues, short films and cinematic curiosities, recreates a typical cinema programme as seen in 1914.
These screenings are free but it is advisable to book in advance at http://www.queensfilmtheatre.com/films/specialevents/ahistoricscreening
Belfast City Hall is a public area and this is a completely alcohol-free event. Please bring warm clothes and something to sit on as this is an outdoor event.