19:30 FRI 08 NOV


120 MINS

Presented by Neil Brand

The composer/writer/broadcaster/musician returns with an all-new show about the immortal comedy duo, recently portrayed in the hit film Stan and Ollie.

From their earliest days on opposite sides of the Atlantic in Music Hall and on the stage, to their individual comedy films before they were paired up by Hal Roach, and on to their silent masterpieces before the arrival of sound, Neil will tell the touching story of the world’s greatest comedy team, who could not have been two more different men! Fully illustrated with stills, clips (both silent and sound) and Neil’s superlative piano accompaniment and culminating in two of the Boys’ best silent short films, The Finishing Touch and Battle of the Century, this is a show that promises gales of laughter throughout, as well as getting under the skin of two warm, funny men who continue to make the world laugh when it needs it most. Neil Brand has been a silent film accompanist for over 30 years, playing all over the world and regularly in London at the Barbican and BFI National Film Theatres, and had national success with his previous long-running show Neil Brand Presents Buster Keaton. He is also well-known as a TV presenter on BBC4 with his hugely successful series Sound of Cinema, The Music that Made the Movies and Sound of Song, and is a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Film Programme.

This screening is kindly sponsored by: