CINECITY 2016 Brighton Film Festival | 11th – 27th November
CINECITY, the region’s biggest celebration of cinema, celebrates its 14th edition this November with the very best in world cinema and a packed programme of premieres and previews, treasures from the archive and special events.
Opening on Friday 11th November with a special preview of Free Fire, Ben Wheatley’s new action thriller. Due for release in March 2017, Free Fire was shot entirely on location in a warehouse in Brighton and features Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy.
A series of special Brighton screenings will feature short dramas, art documentaries and will also explore Brighton & Hove’s success as a place for experimental film-making.
Main venues are the Duke of York’s Picturehouse and Duke’s at Komedia but screenings and events also take place at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Sallis Benney Theatre, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Fabrica, Lighthouse and Latest Music Bar.
Highlights to look out for:
Jarmusch Day (Sun 13 Nov)
Two new brilliant films from pioneering American indie film-maker Jim Jarmusch. Music documentary Gimme Danger is Jarmusch’s hymn to the legendary Iggy and the Stooges whilst Paterson, featuring Adam Driver, is his acclaimed new drama.
Kenneth Lonergan’s ‘Manchester By the Sea’ (Sat 19th Nov)
Starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, the film’s received ecstatic reviews and is hotly tipped for the Academy Awards.
Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’ (Sat 12th Nov)
Asante’s followup to her acclaimed 2013 feature Belle and Lady Macbeth, which picked up rave notices after its premiere in Toronto last month.
Adventures in world cinema
This year’s world cinema strand is the most international line-up to date and presents a host of award-winning titles from around the globe. Fresh from leading international festivals, many of the films have been brought to Brighton for special one-off screenings including The erotically charged, psychological thriller The Handmaiden from South Korean Park Chan-woo, Iranian Cannes winner The Salesman and Afghanistan’s first-ever female director Shahrbanoo Sadat’s Wolf and Sheep.