The 3rd Yorkshire Silent Film Festival reaches its finale with the first UK cinema screening of Andy Warhol's notorious, almost-never-seen minimalist epic, Empire (1964).
Empire consists of a single stationary shot of the Empire State Building filmed from 8:06 p.m. to 2:42 a.m., July 25–26, 1964. The passage from daylight to darkness becomes the film’s narrative, while the protagonist is the iconic building that was (and is again) the tallest in New York City. According to Warhol, the point of this film—perhaps his most famous and influential cinematic work—is to «see time go by.»
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a classic of experimental cinema.
Complementing this extraordinary film will be newly composed original music by Monty Adkins. Listen to some of Monty's music here: soundcloud.com/monty-adkins
Tickets £10, (£7 concessions and FREE to 18 and unders).
Empire is part of the SHEFFIELD FULL FESTIVAL PASS which gives entry to all ysff18 events in Sheffield at both Abbeydale Picture House and Showroom Cinema. See ysff.co.uk for details or click the booking link in this event to purchase. PLEASE NOTE: passes are available in strictly limited numbers until the end of April only.
Empire is screening in a 16mm print by arrangement with the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Part of the 3rd Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, 8-27 May 2018