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Brighton Journal | 23rd January 2020

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CINECITY Film Festival Back in Brighton for 15th Year!

CINECITY Film Festival Back in Brighton for 15th Year!
Hannah Midgley

Back for its 15th year, organisers are thrilled to announce the latest iteration of the film festival which includes two weeks of previews, exhibitions, live scores, Q&As, workshops and special events.

Taking the 70th anniversary of Brighton Rock as inspiration, this year CINECITY celebrates Brighton in all its glory. Attendees will enjoy a programme of events to celebrate the film that put Brighton on the movie map, including a 35mm screening of the Boultings’ acclaimed 1947 adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel Brighton Rock, the premiere of a live commission You Want Me To Say I Love You and a related exhibition.

Since its inception in 2003 CINECITY have worked with musicians and partners to present, commission, and create live cinema events. This year they present two brand-new scores for classics The Lodgerscored live by Covent Garden Sinfonia, and Metropolis, with a new score by Factory Floor commissioned by London Science Museum.

Exhibitions this year include work by both local and international artists, with moving image presented in the gallery and cinema space. Explore FAKE NEWS: The British Cinema Newspapers, an exhibition that re-creates significant newspaper front pages from Brighton Rock and a host of British thrillers, then watch as Christian Marclay scours vinyl in his film Looking for Love.

CINECITY will also welcome two new venues from the Brighton environs to join in with this year’s festival. The shiny new Depot cinema in Lewesalongside Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne will host a range of screenings and exhibitions.

For those who find themselves particularly light in the wallet, we have good news! There are a whole host of free events and workshops for those film fans who find themselves in a spot of financial frailty.

CINECITY is a partnership between the Duke of York’s PicturehouseScreen Archive South East and the University of Brighton. The partnership promises to deliver a year-round programme of film and moving image events, screenings and exhibitions and present the annual CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival, the region’s major celebration of film. Our patrons include Nick Cave, Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, John Hillcoat and Henry Normal.

CINECITY celebrates the 15th edition of the festival in November 2017 with the very best in international cinema and a global mix of premieres and previews, artists’ cinema and installations, treasures from the archive, retrospectives, free education screenings and events, talks and debates. The 2017 full programme was announced in October, so head here to find out whats on.

“Eclectic and imaginative” – The Guardian


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