Unfortunately, due to COVID and related circumstances, we have decided to cancel the festival for 2021. Our next event will be 24th to 26th November 2022. Details about the programme to follow.
Epic of Everest with live music by Stephen Horne
26th September 1921: 1500hrs at DCA, Dundee
However, in partnership with DCA Cinema We are delighted to welcome musician Stephen Horne to perform live accompaniment for this special screening. Epic of Everest comes to DCA Cinema from The Hippodrome, home of the legendary Hippodrome Silent Film Festival.
A remarkable film and official film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924. This stunning restoration shows the third attempt to climb Everest which culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did indeed reach the summit.
Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a hand-cranked camera, Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty and considerable historic significance. The film is also among the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk monastery. But what resonates so deeply is Noel’s ability to frame the vulnerability, isolation and courage of people persevering in one of the world’s harshest landscapes.