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CINECITY’s 14th Brighton Festival 11-27 Nov 2016
The festival opened with a special preview of Free Fire, Ben Wheatley’s action thriller.
Notable debuts in CINECITY 2016 included: Wolf and Sheep, Raw, Atlantic Heart, and Limite to name only a few.
We presented a Live Soundtrack event with a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s luminous, sensual Vampyr. Made in 1932, it is one of the landmarks of cinema; it was presented with a live soundtrack by Minima and the internationally renowned silent film pianist and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne.
Films made in Brighton and selected from open submissions to CINECITY featured Atlantic Heart and Granny’s Gone Wild as well as programmes of short Dramas, Art Docs and Experimenta screenings. Experimenta also formed part of Experimental Motion: the Art of Film Innovation, a display at Spotlight Gallery, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from 21 October 2016 to 4 June 2017 exploring Brighton & Hove’s success as a place for experimental film-making. A related exhibition also took place at the University of Brighton Gallery at Grand Parade.