‌Screening of The Son of The Sheik (1926) with talk and live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand

Date: Thursday 28th January 2016, Drinks reception for launch of SEX season in ground floor bar at 5pm, Screening and talk 6.20pm

Book your ticket for the free launch here.

Location: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Tickets: See HOME website

In 1921, Valentino scored a huge success in The Sheik - the exotic yarn that crystallised his status as cinema's Great Lover. That image was so central to his popularity that this sequel was made 5 years later. Here, Valentino appears as both the father and his son, the passionate desert leader who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl. For this special screening, we were delighted that the celebrated composer Neil Brand provided live piano accompaniment. Neil was joined by Dr Andrew Moor (Manchester Metropolitan University) to give an introductory talk on the theme of 'Sex and Film Music'. 

Convened by Dr Andrew Moor (MMU)

Plus: We hosted pre-screening drinks in the ground floor bar of HOME, where we launched the new Humanities in Public strand on SEX from 5pm – 6pm.