When the Earth Trembled
We welcome Rob Byrne, President of the San Fransisco Silent Film Festival, and, as our accompanist, Stephen Horne.
When the Earth Trembled (or The Strength of Love)
1913 / USA / 43 min. / B&W
Director: Barry O’Neil
Harry Myers, Ethel Clayton, Richard Morris
Pianist: Stephen Horne
102 years to the day we will be screening the newly restored version of the very first film ever screened here in Westerham. When the Earth Trembled, featuring original footage of the devastation of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, it tells the story of a mother and her two children surviving the earthquake, their journey and eventual reunion with their father. Introduced by Rob Byrne, who led the restoration project and commissioned Stephen Horne to recreate the score. All-in-all, this will be an evening to remember.