Dir: Max Linder US 1921 62mins
After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations that could bring bad luck but in doing so causes himself the worst luck imaginable to hilarious effect. This rare and relatively late Max Linder film features the much imitated broken mirror sketch, later mimicked by the Marx Brothers, Spike Milligan and even Aardman’s Morph.
Dir: Max Linder US 1910 6mins
This newly discovered and restored early Linder silent comedy short from Lobster Films is a delightful story of love and cheese.
This double bill is introduced by film historian and silent film champion David Robinson, with live piano accompaniment by Daan van den Hurk.
Slapstick festival passes are available for all performances in the festival, The Slapstick Festival runs from Mon 18 – Sun 22 Jan
Slapstick Festival passes are £225 including booking fee.
Silent Comedy passes are £120 including booking fee.
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