Ratcatcher, 1999

Thu 26 Oct | 18:00

1970s Glasgow tenements, amidst a garbage strike, set the scene for Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay’s striking debut. The film follows James, a young boy whose family are waiting for news of whether they will be re-homed, as he escapes his own world exploring nearby canals and building sites. Harboring a secret, he gradually becomes a stranger in his own home.

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David is Homosexual, 1976

Sat 28 Oct | 14:30

Telling the story of a young man struggling to come out, David is Homosexual was originally made, on a shoestring budget, as an educational film for the Lewisham brand of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality by director Wilfred Avery, back in the late ‘70s.

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Queerama, 2017

Sat 28 Oct | 16:30

Treasures from the archive are painstakingly stitched together to create Queerama, an extraordinary documentary depicting the last hundred years of queer experiences in Britain. Pulling together footage from film, TV and newsreels, dreamily soundtracked by Hercules Love Affair, Alison Goldfrapp and John Grant, the resulting experience is both informative and breathtaking.

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God’s Own Country, 2017

Sun 29 Oct | 14:30

Set against the brooding backdrop of the Yorkshire Pennines, Francis Lee’s captivating debut tells the story of Johnny Saxby, a young man stuck in a cycle of destructive behaviour whilst working on his father’s farm. Johnny’s world is turned upside down with the arrival of a handsome Romanian farmhand, Gheorghe, looking for temporary work.

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Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, 1998

Thu 2 Nov | 18:00

Featuring award-winning performances from Derek Jacobi and a fresh-faced, pre-Bond Daniel Craig, Love is the Devil tells the story of painter Francis Bacon, concentrating on his strained, short-lived relationship with small-time thief, George Dyer. With an astonishing supporting cast, time and space is warped as director John Maybury inserts young British artists of the moment - Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas and Gillian Wearing to name a few - into scenes at the Colony Room club, where Bacon famously drank in the ‘60s.

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Edith: A Performance

Sat 4 Nov | 7.30pm

A special live film-music-performance event, incorporating spoken word from Iain Sinclair, with music and soundscapes by David Aylward, Claudia Parton, Jem Finer and Andrew Kötting, set to the spectral images of Kötting’s latest film Edith Walks (2016).

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Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires on Screen + Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sat 4 Nov | 13:30

Join us as Brighton-based queer programmer, Jacob Engelberg, presents an illustrated talk, journeying through cinema’s representations of bisexuality, from well-known Hollywood neo-noir thrillers to underground queer filmmaking to the extremities of European art cinema. The talk will be followed by a screening of the classic ‘70s film Sunday Bloody Sunday, 1971. 

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Sleep Furiously, 2008

Sun 5 Nov | 14:30

Sleep Furiously is a poetic and meditative love-letter to Trefeurig, the Welsh farming community in Ceredigion where director Gideon Koppel grew up, 50 miles north of Dylan Thomas’ fictional village of Llareggub. Soundtracked by Aphex Twin, the documentary doesn’t hurry as it follows a year in the life of this tiny rural community.

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CINECITY 15th Brighton Film Festival

Fri 10 Nov - Sun 26 Nov |

Adventures in World Cinema CINECITY presents the very best in world cinema with a packed programme of premieres and previews, artists’ cinema and installations, treasures from the […]

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Inscape – Landscape and Coastscape

Sat 11 Nov | 7.30pm

An evening of short films and discussion with Andrew Kötting. Andrew Kötting has been running film ‘salons’ for over 15 years, initially developed with the artist and […]

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