|November 18, 2010||to||December 5, 2010|
CINECITY presents a host of premieres and previews of highly anticipated major releases giving you first sight of films hotly tipped for success in the awards season. CINECITY also showcases a number of titles brought to CINECITY from around the world that are unlikely to screen again in the city plus many special one-off events.
Film festivals can form something of an alternative distribution network offering audiences their only chance to see a range of films on the big screen. It is this element of discovery combined with the opportunity to meet, discuss and share a passion with other members of the audience and to talk to visiting film-makers that lies at the heart of the film festival experience.
The Duke of York’s Picturehouse recently celebrated its 100th birthday, the UK’s oldest purpose built cinema. CINECITY has been working with the Dukes throughout the year to present a programme of special events and a community history project collecting memories, photographs and ephemera relating to this very special century of cinema. To round off the centenary year CINECITY 2010 presents a selection of screenings and special events: Brighton & Hove’s own film pioneers from over a century ago, Smith and Williamson are celebrated with a special screening with live music; a new programme of archive treasures highlights the magical world of silent colour; and we screen new films from Gustav Deutsch and Peter Tscherkassky – who both presented films in person at CINECITY 2007 – exploring elements of early cinema.
We also welcome back two more previous CINECITY contributors to give an intriguing glimpse of their works in progress; Grant Gee (JOY DIVISION) is making the first film in English about the highly acclaimed and influential writer WG Sebald and Andrew Kötting (IVUL) returns to Brighton with the writer Iain Sinclair to present SWANDOWN, an exhibition and perambulation at The Regency Town House. The Quay Brothers were the subject of the festival’s 2008 retrospective and exhibition and we are delighted to screen their latest animation, MASKA.
To complement CAPTURING COLOUR a major exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, DREAMING IN COLOUR is a special strand celebrating film-makers’ use of colour to explore the fantastic, poetic and dreamlike. A highlight is a special live remix of Derek Jarman’s BLUE performed by composer Simon Fisher Turner.