This Sunday, the grounds of the Fitzwilliam will host a special locomotion-inspired cinema screening accompanied by live music. Part of the Cambridge Film Festival's Transported: The Art of the Train on Film series of screenings, Movies Beside the Museum: The Rhythm of the Tracks sees cinema screens placed on the lawns in front of the Museum amidst the displays of sculptures.
The silent screen will feature 'phantom rides' including films shot from the front of a moving train, some classic train robberies, and a finale from recently-rediscovered The Wrecker. These clips will be accompanied by a live jazz score, improvised by internationally renowned musicians Neil Brand (piano) and Gunter Buchwald (violin).
Across the lawns, a second screen will show experimental, classic and recent works taking visitors on journeys through Hanoi, Tokyo, and the imagination, and employing cinematic tricks to give visitors a feeling of locomotion.
Admission is free, and visitors can join at any point in the evening. Refreshments will be available.
For further information, see the Cambridge Film Festival website.
Movies Beside the Museum: The Rhythm of the Tracks: Sunday 19 September 2010, 20:00 to 22:00 Free, no booking required