Friday Evening Film Event Sept 17th 19.30. Celebrating St Helens born Academy Winner George Groves.

A celebration of the achievements of St Helens born 2 x Academy Award winning sound engineer George Groves.

George was instrumental in providing the expertise in the first talking picture The Jazz Singer, he went on to win two Oscars for Sayonara and My Fair Lady and uncredited win for Yankee Doodle Dandy, he eventually went on to become a Director at Warner Bros, George was born  in Duke St St Helens, there is a superb website researched by local film historian Stephen Wainwright.

Lucem plan to unveil a mural in Georges honour on the evening and to screen a short film The Quiet Englishman a title bestowed on him by Al Jolson followed by  a classic ground breaking film in which George played a pivotal role.


Genre Documentary Musical
Runtime 120 minutes
BBFC Rating BBFC U rating
Screenings 17 Sep 2021 at 19.30
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