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Friday 19 October 2018

Brighton's Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts Partners Cine-City For Special Live Screenings

A state-of-the-art cinema screen takes centre stage in the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts"s auditorium and this season they have invited - in their role as producing partner for Cine-City - two special live screenings that explore the relationship between music and film, including a UK premiere. 

Laura McDermott, Creative Director, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, said: 

"Our partnership with Cine-City is a key part of our Autumn programme and we are pleased that our venue plays host to a range of live scored films and discussions and debates led by colleagues at the University of Sussex. 

"Our programme for the festival is a diverse one – from the UK premiere of a rarely seen early 20th century silent film with an ethereal soundtrack to an afternoon of discussion and screenings around a unique aspect of the legacy of 1968 – the anniversary of reggae music."

Programme Highlights. 

Fantomas Live Scored By Amiina (UK Premiere, 17 November, 8pm)

Icelandic band amiina (previously the string section for Sigur Rós) present the UK premiere of their live score for Fantômas, a silent masterpiece from 1913.  Originally a string quartet formed at the Reykjavík College of Music in the late 1990s, amiina went on to cut their teeth as Sigur Rós' string section for the next decade. Originally composed as a live score to the silent masterpiece from 1913, amiina's members decided right from the start that the music would also be able to stand on its own, independent of the visual narrative. Melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense and pounding rhythms; the piece is full of contrasts - from darkness and utter terror to heavenly melodies.

La Haine With Asian Dub Foundation (16, November, 9pm) 

Asian Dub Foundation"s live rescore of Mathieu Kassovitz"s La Haine (1995) – 24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot – was first performed at the Barbican Centre in 2001. The band"s musical interpretation of the unadulterated film was one of the very first of what is now the common medium of live sound tracking.  Following the sound track there will be a 30 mini ire set form the musicians performing La Haine. 

Further film festival programming includes three collaborations with the University of Sussex. 

50 Years Of Reggae (11 November, 6pm)

50 years ago, 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 and rocksteady, gave a voice to the poor and dispossessed of the newly independent island. Three years later the Trinidadian film maker Horace Ové captured this emergent rebel reggae culture in a powerful documentary Reggae that mixed footage of Desmond Dekker, the Maytals and Millie Small performing at Wembley in 1970 with interviews of Black British youth on their way to the festival.

The rare screening of the film will be introduced at ACCA by the music historian Kelly Foster in conversation with Mykaell Riley (former singer with the reggae band Steel Pulse) who will discuss the origins of reggae within Jamaica and its global impact. This will be followed by a round table discussion with cultural curator Karina Horsham, the artist and play write Michael McMilllan and art historian Paul Goodwin on the historical significance of Horace Ové"s work. Organised by Professor Martin Evans (Modern History, University of Sussex)

Last day Of Freedom (19 November, 7pm)

Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of a man"s decision to stand by his brother, a veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. This film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans" care, mental health access and criminal justice.

Created by Emmy award winning filmmakers Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman. Hibbert-Jones and Talisman have been working together since 2004, collaborating on art, film and interactive projects that look at the ways power structures and politics impact everyday lives. Dee Hibbert-Jones, Professor of Art & Digital Art New Media, University of California will be in conversation after the film with Professor Kate O"Riordan, Head of School, Music, Film and Media, University of Sussex.

The Most Unknown (13 November, 8pm)

The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity"s biggest questions. By introducing researchers from diverse backgrounds for the first time, then dropping them into new, immersive field work they previously hadn"t tackled, the film pushes the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose.

Directed by Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney (The Search for General Tso, The City Dark) and advised by world-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog ( Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Grizzly Man), The Most Unknown is an ambitious look at a side of science never before shown on screen. Following the screening, three scientists featured in The Most Unknown film - Anil Seth (Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sussex and Co-Director, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science), Axel Cleeremans (Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles), and Davide D"Angelo (Universita' degli Studi & I.N.F.N. – Experimental Particle Physicist) will be in conversation, also with the chance for audience members to ask questions.

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by: Mike Cobley


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