The Regent Street Cinema in London will screen German director Richard Eichberg’s 1928 silent classicSong’  (94 mins) in which Anna May Wong plays the lead.

Asia House says “‘Song’, which is Wong’s rarely-shown first European feature, and the first in a line of films by Eichberg for British International Pictures, is a real cross-cultural curio. Set in a constructed multicultural melting pot somewhere east of the Bosphorus, it features the Hollywood icon as Song, who falls for a surly cabaret knife thrower with a suspicious past named Jack. Song’s loyalties are tested and her life thrown into peril when Jack is blinded in a criminal scam.”

“Silent film pianist Stephen Horne will provide live accompaniment throughout the film, harking back to the original tradition. Silent films were never truly ‘silent’ but rather musicians accompanied the film, often on the piano, and at the height of silent cinema, most musicians in America were employed in cinemas.”

Details

The event is organised by Asia House and will take place on 15th November at 3pm at Regent Street Cinema, which is located in the heart of London’s historic West End and just a 2 minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station. Tickets are £11 (£10 concessions), books yours here.