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Pop-up Cinema The Past Is A Foreign Country, The Cinema of Re-enactment

In partnership with Cinecity, programme curated by Tim Brown

The Old Wood Yard, Clifton Street, Brighton BN1 3PH

14 – 17 May

In the face of dissension, protest often provides the necessary edge that leads to change. A series of films explores this idea in the HOUSE 2015 pop-up cinema. 

Recent years have seen a resurgence of re-enactment in contemporary art, though in some ways it has always been part of cinema with battles and historic events frequently recreated for the camera. As this short season of highly inventive and acclaimed films shows, there are a select group of directors who really push this idea as part of a creative strategy and turn the filmed re-enactment into a political act.

In addition to the main programme, films from the Screen Archive South East collection will be played during the day. They range from the 1910’s to the 1960’s and convey a ‘lost’ Brighton that is preserved as fragments of moving images, time and space.

Artist Picks will show two short films that have influenced some of the HOUSE 2015 commissioned artists, in a one-off event prefaced by a discussion with the artists in question.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Also supported by BFICinecity and Film Hub South East.

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