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Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate | Hippodrome Silent Film Festival



Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate | Hippodrome Silent Film Festival

The most exciting, witty, feminist, steampunk, cross-dressing aviatrix thriller you will ever see!

Described in the New York Times recently as “the the spryest comic-book movie of the season” this light-hearted silent introduces us to Filibus… aka the Baroness Troixmond, aka the cross-dressing Count de la Brive. Flying high above the Italian Riviera in her airship, Filibus is a master of disguise and the scourge of millionaires, banks, and the police. Lowered in a gondola by her henchmen, Filibus steals from the rich and then mysteriously vanishes into the clouds. Amused by a stodgy detective’s boast that he will un-mask Filibus, the “Baroness” informs the police that the detective himself is Filibus, and proceeds to frame him for her crimes.

Featuring an alluring, techno-savvy jewel-thief who would not be out of place in a Bond movie, this is an entertaining reminder of just how fresh a century-old film can be.

Dir. Mario Roncoroni | Italy | 1915 | N/C U | English intertitles | 1h 11m + short accompanied by Forrester Pyke

With: Valeria Creti, Cristina Ruspoli, Giovanni Spano, Mario Mariani and Filippo Vallino



Saturday 14 March | 19:00 @ Barony Theatre, Borrowstoun Road, Bo’ness EH51 9RS

Performing live: 14 March - Jane Gardner (piano)

***This screening has been postponed ***Friday 20 March | 13:00 (doors 12:15) @ Hippodrome, 10 Hope Street, Bo'ness

Performing live: 20 March - Jane Gardner (piano) & Hazel Morrison (percussion)


Restoration by Eye Filmmuseum. Screening material courtesy of Milestone

For more information please visit: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 




Date: Da Saturday, March 14, 2020 a Friday, March 20, 2020

Organized by : Hippodrome Silent Film Festival

In collaboration with : Italian Institute of Culture

Entrance : With fee


Bo’ness EH51 9RS