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Leeds International Film Festival Submissions

Exit Smiling + My Wife’s Relations at City Varieties

Sam Taylor
Running Time:
102 mins
Please see the LIFF30 Guide & Catalogue PDFs for more details about this film or event that was part of the 30th Leeds International Film Festival, 3 - 17 November 2016.

Beatrice Lillie was ‘the funniest woman of our civilisation’ according to Noel Coward, and Chaplin himself said she was his ‘female counterpart’. She hated making films and made only one silent – this winning, memorable comedy about a disastrous touring theatre company. Lillie’s wonderful performance as Violet, the wardrobe mistress who dreams of stardom, will twang your heartstrings even while you’re laughing. Showing with Buster Keaton’s short, My Wife’s Relations, which includes a newly rediscovered shot of one of Keaton’s famous daredevil stunts. Both films are silent with live accompaniment on piano from Jonathan Best.

Get tickets for both City Varieties events Exit Smiling + My Wife’s Relations and Speedy + Battle of the Century in a double bill for just £13 / £10. This special offer is not available online. Please call Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or see them at the City Centre Box Office at Leeds Town Hall.

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