The Marvellous Mabel Normand

The Marvellous Mabel Normand

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Showing as part of Tyne Valley Film Festival.

The Marvellous Mabel Normand (1913 - 1927)

Mabel Normand was the irrepressible spirit of early Hollywood, an extraordinary performer from the anarchic days of Mack Sennett’s Keystone company to the refined comedies of the 1920s.

She directed her own films, ran her own production company and worked with the best: in this selection of short films we see her with Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and a young Oliver Hardy – but make no mistake, Normand’s the star here.

The Marvellous Mabel Normand: Leading Lady of Film Comedy is a package of short films from the BFI National Archive, including Mabel’s Blunder (1914), Mabel’s Dramatic Career (1913) and His Trysting Place (1914) and Should Men Walk Home? (1927). The films will be accompanied by a newly commissioned score from The Meg Morley Trio.

Led by Forum Cinema Hexham, Tyne Valley Film Festival will bring together communities in and around the Tyne Valley for a celebration of the history of film.