POP UP CINEMA BRIGHTON
White Wall Cinema in association with Screen Shot & BFI presents Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST
WITH SPECIAL VISUAL MIXTAPE INTRODUCTION
As part of a major BFI nationwide celebration, 'Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger,' we are excited to present this special screening of the infamous 1960 classic psychological horror 'Peeping Tom'.
The film's director, Michael Powell, best known for his collaborations with directing partner Emeric Pressburger (the duo creating legendary works such as The Red Shoes, A Matter Of Life & Death, Black Narcissus, The Tales of Hoffman and more), seemingly ended his own career when he struck out on his own to create this controversial classic.
Released the same year as Hitchcock's Psycho, Peeping Tom is an equally brilliant piece of filmmaking that failed at the box office due to revulsion of a shocked British establishment press. This twisted tale of a psychopathic serial killer cameraman who films his victims as he murders them is now widely considered to be a highly influential masterpiece that has subsequently been championed by the likes of master director Martin Scorsese and feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey.
Not only a pre-cursor to the modern slasher movie, Peeping Tom is also a psychologically sharp thriller that asks difficult and fascinating questions about cinema as a form of voyeurism. Undoubtedly one of the best British movies ever made it is a must see big screen experience when coupled with our special visual mix-tape introduction (and our companion piece film on Nov. 29th).
Programmed as part of Brighton's Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights Season, we have matched it with very a special companion piece in Brian DePalma's 'Blow Out', screening Weds. Nov. 29th. Details HERE.
This screening takes place as part of… Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights.
This autumn the Screen Shot partnership presents Dual Delights, an evocative film programme across Brighton and Hove. Exploring the subversive and stylistic legacy of renowned directors Powell and Pressburger, Dual Delights investigates transgressive presentations of gender and sexuality with the power of cinema and performance.
Participating venues, Fabrica, Cinema Saltdean, The Old Market and White Wall Cinema, will each present a title from Powell & Pressburger's back-catalogue and a second screening that takes inspiration from it. The programme also features experimental shorts, an outdoor choral performance, life drawing, talks and more.
Delight in the spectacle of cinema, metaphysicality and dream-like reverie that is notorious of Powell and Pressburger.
Led by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot, which promotes and supports alternative film events in Sussex. Screen Shot works with independent programmers, film clubs, festivals and community groups to help special events, pop-up screenings and live cinema events reach a wider audience. This programme is part of a major BFI nationwide celebration Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger and is brought to you with the support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.
*Please note - doors open at 7pm in advance of screening time in order to give patrons extra time to purchase food & drink, enjoy our outside space / beer garden, take a look at our archive movie store and to allow gradual entry to your seats in a safe and easy way. Please try to allow extra time to get seated prior to the performance start time of 7.30pm. There will usually be no admittance from 20 minutes after the films stated start time. For more information about screenings and the venue please visit our Venue & Screenings Info page.