Jonny Best

Silent Film Musician


2019

Coming next:

The Great White Silence (Herbert Ponting, 1924) Hull Truck Theatre/Hull Independent Cinema, October 5th. Performing with Frame Ensemble.

Speedy Ellesmere College, October 11th. Booking opens soon.

People on Sunday (1930) & The Great White Silence (Herbert Ponting, 1924) Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, October 20th. Performing with Frame Ensemble. Info and booking via Yorkshire Silent Film Facebook page.

Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, October 31. Booking.

Nosferatu (Murnau, 1922) National Centre for Early Music, Oct 27. Performing with Frame Ensemble. Booking.

The Great White Silence (Herbert Ponting, 1924) York Concerts at University of York, Nov 1st. Performing with Frame Ensemble. Booking.

The Smiling Madame Beudet & Ménilmontant University of Huddersfield Concerts, Nov 7th 7.30pm. Performing with Irine Røsnes (violin).

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (Esfir Shub, 1927) Leeds International Film Festival at Hyde Park Picture House, Nov 11th. Booking not open yet. Festival website.

Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925) 50th International Film Festival of India, Goa, Nov 20th-28th. Festival website.

Pandora’s Box (Pabst, 1929) 50th International Film Festival of India, Goa, Nov 20th-28th. Festival website

Blackmail (Hitchcock, 1929) 50th International Film Festival of India, Goa, Nov 20th-28th. Festival website

2020

Films to be announced Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, January 12

Programme to be announced 20-22 March, Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, Bo’ness

The 4th Yorkshire Silent Film Festival 5 - 17 May, various venues in Yorkshire

You just missed:

Moulin Rouge (E.A. Dupont, 1928) Dolly Shot Pop-up Picturehouse, Huddersfield, July 11th.

The Joyless Street (Pabst, 1925) BFI Southbank, June 23 4pm.

The Devious Path (Pabst, BFI Southbank, June 24 8.30pm.

Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans (Murnau, 1927) Holmfirth Arts Festival, June 16, time tbc.

The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926) Hull Independent Cinema at Hull Truck Theatre, June 7. With Trevor Bartlett, percussion.

Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925) Harrogate Theatre, 6 June. With Frame Ensemble [Irine Rosnes (violin) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion)].

Waxworks (Leni/Dieterle, 1924), BFI Southbank, 26 May 3.15pm. Part of Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933.

Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925), mac Birmingham, 25 May.

The Last Laugh (Murnau, 1924), BFI Southbank, 14 May 6.30pm. Part of Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933.

Opium (Reinert, 1919), BFI Southbank, 7 May 8.40pm. Part of Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933. Book at BFI website.

The Golem (Wegener, 1920), BFI Southbank, 5 May, 8.45pm. Part of Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Weimar Cinema 1919-1933. Book at BFI website.

Pandora’s Box (GW Pabst, 1929), National Centre for Early Music York, 28 April 7.30pm. With Liz Hanks (cello).

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith, Leeds Young Film Festival, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, Sat 13 April, 3.30pm.

Easy Street (Chaplin) & Angora Love (Laurel & Hardy), National Centre for Early Music, York, 7 April 4pm.

A Modern Dubarry (Alexander Korda, 1927), BFI Southbank, 6 January. Tickets and details.

Blackmail (Hitchcock, 1929), Hull Independent Cinema at Hull Truck Theatre, March 19th.

The Railway Stowaways and The Railway of Death, Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, Bo’ness, Scotland 23 March.

Moulin Rouge (EA Dupont, 1928), with Günter Buchwald (violin) & Frank Bockius (percussion), Hippodrome SilentFilm Festival, Bo’ness, Scotland, 24 March.

2018

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920), Choppards Mission, Holmfirth. 31 October. With James Hedgecock (percussion).

The Docks of New York - Leeds International Film Festival, November.

MetropolisAbbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, October 21. With Irine Rosnes (violin), Liz Hanks (cello) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion).

Recycled Silent Movie  Hat Fair Winchester and Corby Cube, Nov/Dec

Diary of a Lost GirlCube Cinema, Bristol & South West Silents

Pandora's BoxHull Independent Cinema & Hull Truck Theatre

Snow WhiteUniversity of Hull. With Trevor Bartlett (percussion).

Feu Mathias PascalYorkshire Silent Film Festival at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Prix de BeautéYorkshire Silent Film Festival at Showroom Cinema Sheffield

L'Invitation au Voyage, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield. With Irine Rosnes (violin).

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield. With Liz Hanks (cello) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion).

The UnknownYorkshire Silent Film Festival at Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield and Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

South, Hull Independent Cinema & Hull Truck Theatre

2017

The Lodger, Hull Film Festival & Hull Truck Theatre

Hindle Wakes, Holmfirth Film Festival

Takový je život (Such is Life), Leeds International Film Festival

The Lost World, Leeds Young Film Festival

Battleship Potemkin, York Concerts at University of York

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

7th Heaven, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Chicago, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

The House on Trubnaya Street, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Blackmail, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Silent Shakespeare, University of York

Ben Hur, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Asphalt, South West Silents

Man with a Movie Camera, Hebden Bridge Picture House 

The Four Just Men, Hyde Park Picture House Leeds

Segundo de Chomon shorts, Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

2016

Battle of the Century & Speedy, Leeds International Film Festival at City Varieties

My Wife's Relations & Exit Smiling, Leeds International Film Festival at City Varieties

Vampyr, National Centre for Early Music York

A Trip to the Moon, National Centre for Early Music York

Flesh and the Devil, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

The Navigator, Leyburn Arts Centre

Phantom of the Opera, Hull Independent Cinema at Hull Truck Theatre

Safety Last!, Hull Independent Cinema at Hull Truck Theatre

The Irony of Justice, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto Pordenone

Al Christie Comedies, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto Pordenone

Shooting Stars, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Chaplin Mutuals, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

The Wind, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

Waxworks, Slung Low Hub Leeds

2015

The Call of the Road, Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

Nosferatu, Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

Would You Believe It, Leeds International Film Festival

The Mark of Zorro, Holmfirth Silents

The Rink & Mighty Like a Moose, Holmfirth Silents