Jonny Best

Silent Film Musician

2019

Coming next:

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

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

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

The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926), Leyburn Arts Centre, Yorkshire Dales. May 4th. Book here.

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

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

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

Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein, 1925), mac Birmingham, 25 May. Booking and info here.

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

Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925) Harrogate Theatre, 6 June. Booking here.

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

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

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

You just missed:

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.

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

Archive film project - title tbc - Hat Fair Winchester and Corby Cube, Nov/Dec

Diary of a Lost Girl, Cube Cinema, Bristol & South West Silents

Pandora's Box, Hull Independent Cinema & Hull Truck Theatre

Snow White, University of Hull. With Trevor Bartlett (percussion).

Feu Mathias Pascal, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

Prix de Beauté, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Showroom Cinema Sheffield

L'Invitation au Voyage, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

The Hound of the Baskervilles, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival at Abbeydale Picture House Sheffield

The Unknown, Yorkshire 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