Announcements of upcoming theatrical silent film exhibitions.
Back in June, I posted the trailer for my new silent city symphony, LONDON SYMPHONY, here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24224. I'm please to now reveal details of our UK theatrical release...
On September 3rd, the film will open the Barbican's autumn 'Silent Film and Live Music' series with a special screening featuring live accompaniment from the Covent Garden Sinfonia (formerly the Orchestra of St Paul's), before going 'on tour' around the country:
03/09/17, The Barbican Centre, London, with live music and panel discussion
05/09/17, The David Lean Cinema, London, with Q&A
08/09/17, Chelsea Theatre, London, with Q&A
10/09/17, Rio Cinema, London, with Q&A
13/09/17, Fabrica, Brighton, with Q&A
14/09/17, Regent Street Cinema, London, W1B, with Q&A
17/09/17, Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate, London, with live music and panel discussion
18/09/17, Cube Microplex, Bristol
20/09/17, Chapel Cinema at St. Margaret's House, London, with Q&A
20/09/17, Cube Microplex, Bristol
21/09/17, Curzon Clevedon, with Q&A
24/09/17, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
26/09/17, Cinema Saltdean, with Q&A
26/09/17, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London, with Q&A
27/09/17, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
28/09/17, Left Bank Cinema, Leeds
29/09/17, The Cinema Museum, London, with Q&A
30/09/17, Christ the Saviour Parish Church, London, with Q&A
04/10/17, Wivenhoe Film Club, Essex, with Q&A
06/10/17, London Shambhala Meditation Centre, London, with Q&A
06/10/17, East Bergholt Cinema, Colchester
17/10/17, Pine Grove Pictures, Crowborough, East Sussex, with Q&A
19/10/17, Kingston Museum, London, KT1, with Q&A
28/10/17, Shree Ghanapathy Temple, London, with live music and panel discussion
04/11/17, Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness, with Q&A
05/11/17, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, with Q&A
06/11/17, SARIC, Syston, Leicestershire
07/11/17, Bewdley Film Club, Worcestershire
09/11/17, The Egerton Film Society, Kent, with Q&A
17/11/17, Filmbox Community Cinema, London, with live music and Q&A
11/12/17, Andover Film Club, Hampshire, with Q&A
03/02/18, The Fleapit Cinema Club, Westerham, Kent, with Q&A
23/02/2018, Southwark Cathedral, London, with Q&A
Tickets are already on sale for many of the screenings, and advanced booking is recommended. For further details please visit: http://www.londonsymphfilm.com/screenings.htm. You can watch the trailer, here: https://youtu.be/pENDHytRIWI.
The film was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017, and here is how they described the film: "With this wonderful black-and-white journey through the city of London, director Alex Barrett brings a gloriously beautiful and enjoyable modern-day variation on the city symphonies of the 1920s urban cinema (such as the 1929 film Man With A Movie Camera). His stunning visuals, combined with James McWilliam’s stirring music, help take the viewer on a poetic journey through London, exploring its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion. It is a meditative and blissful film that celebrates a vibrant and visually stunning city".
More recently, Kim Newman reviewed the film in Sight & Sound, praising its “seductive parade of striking images and juxtapositions”.
For those of you outside the UK, the film will be released through Flicker Alley later this year. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you at a screening!
Just a reminder that LONDON SYMPHONY is released this weekend. We've added new dates since the initial announcement, so please see here for an updated list: http://www.londonsymphfilm.com/screenings.htm" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank. Some of the screenings are starting to sell out, so we do recommend booking in advance where possible.
Hope to see you at a screening! Thanks.