The Ghost Goes West goes to Lancaster!

18 Feb

I’m delighted to let you know that a free screening of Robert Donat’s 1935 film The Ghost Goes West, directed by René Clair, is taking place on 22nd February at The Dukes, Lancaster. The screening will be introduced by Professor Jeffrey Richards, author of the wonderful book, The Age of the Dream Palace.

The screening is taking place as part of a series of public events linked to a research project, Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive.

Professor Annette Kuhn, one of the project researchers, tells me:

We chose The Ghost Goes West because of Donat’s Mancunian/Lancastrian connection and the popularity of the film at the time of its release—and since. At the venue there’ll be a display of relevant items from our archive and we’ll be serving drinks afterwards.

Contact The Dukes for further information, and to book your place.

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