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CINECITY FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2018

Returning for its 16th edition, CINECITY returns to Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne and Worthing, showcasing the very best in world cinema

Sat 17 Nov / 12pm

Dukes at Komedia

PG

A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE + Q&A

Filmed over a period of ten years, this debut documentary chronicles trans filmmaker Jason Barker’s unorthodox journey to parenthood through an astonishingly intimate assemblage of... Read more

Tue 13 Nov / 6:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

ARE YOU PROUD? + PANEL

Pride has come a long way since the riots following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969. Yet has it come far enough,... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

ASSASSINATION NATION

Assassination Nation opens with a tongue-in-cheek trigger warning: this film will contain, amongst other things, scenes of “toxic masculinity, fragile male egos and the male... Read more

Mon 12 Nov / 6:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

América + Q&A

Three brothers confront the gap between adolescent yearning and adult responsibilities when brought together to care for their charismatic grandmother in this wonderfully tender debut feature... Read more

Sat 17 Nov

Towner Art Gallery

15

Andrew Kötting – Earthworks trilogy

Following his exhibition at Towner Art Gallery last year, Andrew Kötting returns to Eastbourne to present a rare opportunity to see his Earthworks trilogy in... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY

An exploration into the extraordinary secret life of artist Chris Sievey, best known as his alter ego Frank Sidebottom, the maverick Manchester comedian in an... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 6:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

From the team behind the extraordinary, award-winning Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Birds of Passage charts the rise and fall of rival clans in late... Read more

Sun 25 Nov / 7pm

Duke of York's

15

BLUE – LIVE

With a single static shot of the colour blue, the live sound and spoken word evoke powerful images and provide Blue’s narrative and emotional core.... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 12pm

Towner Art Gallery

PG

BLUE BLACK PERMANENT

This year marks the centenary of Scottish film–maker and poet Margaret Tait’s birth. To mark the occasion, Towner will screen a brand-new restoration of Blue... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 12:30pm

Duke of York's

15

BURNING

A masterly and mysterious slow-burning suspense drama, Lee Chang-Dong’s follow-up to Poetry was one of the standouts at this year’s Cannes (where it won the... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) co-stars with Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) in Felix Van Groeningen’s English language debut, a gripping and intensely moving drama... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 4pm

Depot

Border

A customs agent who can literally sniff out contraband: this is the intriguing premise for Border, a thrilling and fantastical fairy-tale for adults that won... Read more

Sat 10 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

This darkly humorous biopic stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the late author and forger whose brilliant tale of deception reveals much... Read more

Wed 14 Nov / 7pm

Fabrica

15

CINECITY OPEN

Documentaries MOTH ON MOUTH – Dir: Dave Stevens and Matt Page. 8 mins. An exploration of creativity and destruction scored by Jazz experimentalists Steve Noble and Peter... Read more

Fri 23 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

COLETTE

A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette,... Read more

Sat 10 Nov / 1:45pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

COME AND SEE

The restoration of Elem Klimov’s masterpiece, made in 1985, screens for the first time in England. Come and See is the tragic story of the... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

Capernaum

Zain (Zain Al Raffea) is a 12-year-old boy growing up in the slums of Beirut. Wise and street-smart beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his... Read more

Tue 13 Nov / 6pm

Depot

PG

DEAD GOOD + Q&A

With extraordinary access, first-time film-maker Rehana Rose explores alternative funeral practices in Brighton. Her documentary follows three groups of people planning a funeral, working with... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 8pm

ACCA

Fantômas + Live Score by amiina

Originally a string quartet formed at the Reykjavík College of Music in the late 1990s, Icelandic amiina went on to cut their teeth as Sigur... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 7pm

The Basketmakers Arms

Film-maker at The Basketmakers

The much-loved Brighton pub in the North Laine stages its first film show – 25 shorts by one of the city’s leading experimental film-makers, Ian... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

GIRL

Winner of both the Queer Palm and Caméra d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Flemish writer/director Lukas Dhont’s first feature-length film is a stunning... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

Girls of the Sun

Golshifteh Farahani plays Bahar, a former lawyer turned commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, an all-female Kurdish battalion. Bahar is leading an... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

18

Green Book

Recent winner of the top prize at Toronto International Film Festival, Green Book is the uplifting true story of an unlikely friendship that transcended race and class. ... Read more

Fri 23 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead + Q&A

Colin (Neil Maskell) has rented a stately home for his extended family to celebrate New Year together. For better or worse, Colin is usually the... Read more

Mon 12 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

Happy as Lazzaro

Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to her 2014 hit The Wonders is a beguiling and luminous magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern... Read more

Wed 14 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

IN FABRIC + intro

A macabre, erotic, visually thrilling and very funny phantasmagoria that follows the misfortunes of customers who come into contact with a cursed red dress at... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

INSECT

Legendary Czech film-maker Jan Švankmajer follows a troupe of amateur actors as they rehearse a production of the Čapek brothers 1921 satire The Insect Play... Read more

Wed 14 Nov / 6pm

Depot

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is famous for the millions of red crabs who travel from the jungle... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 8pm

ACCA

15

LA HAINE + LIVE SCORE BY ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION

24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. Main characters Vinz, Said and Hubert,... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 7pm

ACCA

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM + Q&A

When Bill  Babbitt  realises  his  brother  Manny  has  committed  a  crime  he  agonises  over  his  decision should  he  call  the  police?  Last  Day  of  Freedom ... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 6pm

Connaught Theatre

LIZZIE

The history of the nineteenth-century alleged murderess Lizzie Borden survives today mostly in the form of the popular schoolyard rhyme; “Lizzie Borden took an axe... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

LIZZIE

The history of the nineteenth-century alleged murderess Lizzie Borden survives today mostly in the form of the popular schoolyard rhyme; “Lizzie Borden took an axe... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 6pm

Connaught Theatre

18

MONSTERS AND MEN

The horrific, but all-too-familiar, killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer is explored through the experiences of three unconnected New Yorkers.  Here,... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

MONSTERS AND MEN

The horrific, but all-too-familiar, killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer is explored through the experiences of three unconnected New Yorkers.  Here,... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

PG

NOVEMBER

A wonderfully strange and visually ravishing twisted fairy tale from Estonia.  Set in a pagan village in the 19th Century where werewolves, the plague and... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 2pm

Depot

15

O Lucky Man! + INTRO

In Lindsay Anderson’s darkly satirical follow-up to If…., Malcolm McDowell is ‘Lucky Man’ Mick Travis who embarks on a series of strange adventures as a... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

OUT OF BLUE + Q&A

A detective drama that ends up interrogating mysteries far more cosmic than the murder which kick-starts its plot, Carol Morley’s (Dreams of a Life, The... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 7:30pm

Fabrica

PEOPLE LIKE US – THE MIRROR

Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) is back at CINECITY with her new live audio-visual performance. The Mirror weaves together clips from thousands of movies with... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 9pm

Fabrica

15

RANDOM ACTS PRESENTS: THIS WOMAN’S WORK

Random Acts is Channel 4’s weekly late night TV and online short film strand featuring bold and innovative work from animators, musicians, artists and more.... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 5pm

ACCA

REGGAE AT 50 + PANEL

In 1968 Toots and the Maytals coined the word reggae with their anthem Do the Reggay, a Jamaican form of music which, drawing upon ska... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 10am

Depot

12A

RESILIENCE + PANEL

James Redford’s documentary explores the biology of stress and the effects it can have on physical health. It considers the developments of medical studies where... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 2pm

Towner Art Gallery

SENSE OF PLACE – New Note Orchestra

New Note Orchestra, the world’s first recovery orchestra, present their latest work, Sense of Place, a short documentary exploring the relationship between belonging and places... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 5:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

SORRY ANGEL

A love-affair between two men at very different stages in their life makes for a rich, novelistic, and generous drama from French auteur Christophe Honoré. ... Read more

Mon 12 Nov / 6pm

Fabrica

15

SOUTH EAST STORIES: NEW FILM-MAKING TALENT

Film Hub South East has selected the best new shorts by film-makers from across the South East. Before this package tours to cinemas, come and... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

SUNSET

Anyone familiar with director László Nemes’ astonishing debut Son of Saul, winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016, will know that... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

Screen Talks: Eva Riley – Film Directing

Eva is a Scottish director and screenwriter based in Brighton. She graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2015, with her final year... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

Screen Talks: Simran Hans – Film Journalism + Film Programming panel

SIMRAN HANS – FILM JOURNALISM Simran Hans is a writer and a film critic for The Observer. She has written about music, film and culture... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

Shoplifters

In Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest gem, Osamu (Lily Franky) is the Fagin-like head of an extended family living together in a cramped apartment on... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 9pm

Duke of York's

15

Sorry to Bother You

Things aren’t going brilliantly for Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield). He’s living out of his uncle’s garage and the only job he can find, as a... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 8:45pm

Dukes at Komedia

18

Suspiria

How do you remake Suspiria, Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo classic, beloved by many a cinephile for its lurid colour palette, conspicuous dubbing and Italian prog... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who oversteps her bounds in a mission to help one of her students. Lisa Spinelli... Read more

Tue 13 Nov / 8pm

ACCA

THE MOST UNKNOWN + Q&A

Advised by world-renowned film-maker Werner Herzog, The Most Unknown is an epic documentary that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to un-cover... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

12A

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

David Lowery (A Ghost Story) adapts David Grann’s titular New Yorker article into a ‘mostly true’ portrait of ageing gentleman bank-robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford). ... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 5pm

ACCA

THE OTHER OCEAN + LIVE SCORE

Award winning composer Esmeralda Conde Ruiz and The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra present the premiere of The Other Ocean, a silent film with live musical... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 3:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

THE WHITE REINDEER

A fresh restoration of this 1952 Finnish classic, a beautiful and beguiling mix of horror, arthouse and fantasy film shot on location amidst the snowy... Read more

The Favourite

Fri 09 Nov / 9pm

Duke of York's

15

The Favourite

The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a delightfully witty and physical comedy. It’s... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 1pm

Duke of York's

PG

The Green Fog + Accidence

An inspired collage tribute to Hitchcock’s Vertigo from Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Forbidden Room) and brothers Evan and Galen Johnson. Comprised entirely of fragments... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 12pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

The Image Book

A dazzling and provocative combination of film, essay and collage from legendary director Jean-Luc Godard.    Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard... Read more

Sun 25 Nov / 1pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

The Wild Pear Tree

A follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep (2014) The Wild Pear Tree is another masterly, visually rich, family drama from Turkish director Nuri... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 7pm

Fabrica

University of Brighton – Moving Image 10th Anniversary

This autumn marks the 10th anniversary of the BA(Hons) Moving Image course at the University of Brighton. The course is a film and art degree... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

WHERE I AM IS HERE – Films From Margaret Tait and Friends

A poet, a defiantly independent film–maker, an artist of unique and extraordinary vision – the great Margaret Tait would have been 100 on November 11th... Read more

Sat 10 Nov / 12pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 7pm

Towner Art Gallery

U

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best... Read more