High Treason

Peter Chapman, who will perform a modern take on High Treason, scores film and television in Toronto.

Billed as a “vision of 1940,” High Treason is unmistakably a product of the 1920s. In its futuristic London, flappers reign and bootlegging persists-albeit alongside personal helicopters and teleconferencing. With Europe and the “Atlantic States” threatening war, the Channel Tunnel sabotaged, and arms dealers plotting chaos, the Peace League must stage a popular revolt in the air force-and in so doing repair the romance between a pacifist and a soldier. A modernist Lysistrata, an English Metropolis: High Treason is science fiction for the Jazz Age. (We are screening a silent print of a film originally released in both sound and silent versions.)

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