FRC Feature – Singing the praises of Cinecity
We are only a week away from Cinecity 2012 and to say I am excited is an understatement. Spending the best part of 3 weeks inside a darkened cinema taking in the best in film that 2012 has to offer sounds like a hard job, but I think I can manage it.
There is however another side to Cinecity that doesn’t involve the Duke of York’s Picture House and big headlining films. Cinecity has a number of events and venues around Brighton that all will be showing some great films and shorts.
Below are a list of a few of the events and screenings going on during the festival -
These are films that are all made by film makers from the city and have been selected by submission. From shorts to Experimental to full on features, this is a great segment of the festival and showcases some amazing talent coming from Brighton.
This segment includes talks, panels, exhibitions and education. This is for the film student and film lover within us all, with talks from Denis Doran and Teresa Cairns who work with homeless people telling their story through film to the latest in the Lighthouse’ trilogy looking at streaming media through the arts sector
Global Queer Cinema
The GLOBAL QUEER CINEMA network, based at the University of Sussex, is partnering with CINECITY to present a day of queer film events. The network is funded by the AHRC and headed by film scholars Dr Rosalind Galt (Sussex) and Dr Karl Schoonover (Warwick) with the aim of understanding LGBTQ cinema in a global context. Throughout the CINECITY programme there are a number of gay interest events that complement the day, including a screening in partnership with Eyes Wide Open a new strand of queer screenings presented through the Duke of Yorks.
Music and Live Cinema
Back in 2005 CINECITY presented our very first Pop-Up Cinema ‘The Basement Screenings’. To mark our 10th birthday we are delighted to be back underground at The Basement with another Pop-Up, for one weekend only featuring a selection of music documentary and related music events. At the Duke of York’s there are two special screenings with live music.
Have I intrigued you more? Then why not head over to the Cinecity Web page and have more of a look, also get involved with their great twitter conversation about the best films of the past ten years.