Bo'ness Hippodrome's silent film festival rides again , but moves online

COVID-19 may have put an end to cinema visits but it has not stopped the historic Hippodrome from going ahead with its 10th annual silent film festival.

By James Trimble
Friday, 22nd January 2021, 4:45 pm

HippFest, as the popular festival has become known, will take place between March 17 and March 21.

Due to coronavirus restrictions the festival has been forced to move online, which means a cracking line-up of celluloid classics – including German blonde bombshell Marlene Dietrich’s flick The Woman Men Yearn For – can be viewed from the comfort of your own home.

The online approach is nothing new for HippFest as it presented the silent thriller Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate (1915) – which featured The first female onscreen action hero – to cyber cinema fans last November.

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People might not be able to attend the Hippodrome for this year's HippFest Silent Film Festival but there are other ways to view the classic ancient moving pictures

The 10th festival will also feature live Q&As, a Silent Film Quiz, a Silver Screen Suppers Cook-along and lots more.

The full programme and tickets will be on sale from February 16.

Visit www.hippfest.co.uk for more information.

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