Friday, 24 June 2011

MovieBar - 4th July 2011 Line-up...

8pm Monday 4th July 2011 – Film line-up

It’s summer, which nowadays means superheroes! And while it’s tough to find superheroes in modestly budgeted Brighton-based short films we will be making up for that with a superhero themed quiz!

The event takes place at the Cornerstone pub at the bottom of Elm Grove in Brighton. The quiz starts at 8 and will be followed by screenings of the following short films (and possibly a couple of extra ones still to be confirmed!)…

The Big Sleep

Postponed from last month -  Katrin Magrowitz’s beautifully shot film follows a woman on a journey along the cliffs of Hastings towards an unexpected destination.

Kat will be coming along to talk about the film.

Gaz Westman screened the trailer for his psychological thriller Beth at MovieBar last year and this month we’ll be showing the whole film in all its disturbing glory.

Gaz will be coming along to talk about the film.

And now for Something Quite Familiar…

A Monty-Python inspired romp that came about as the result of a Brighton Filmmakers Coalition challenge, followed by…

O Dusky Beauty of Mine

…something completely different - a dark psychological drama about a relationship gone very badly wrong.

Director of both films Tom Kelly will hopefully be coming along to talk about them.

Les Trois Objets

Dan Childs animates live performers in a theatrical setting in this quirky and innovative short.

 Actor Stephan Silver will be coming along to talk about the film.

Warrioress (New trailer)

MovieBar regulars will already be familiar with Ross Boyask’s female-centric fantasy action film. This time we’re showing an all-new trailer as the finished film edges closer to its release.

Ross will be coming along to talk about the film.

If you have any questions about the event or have a film you would like us to consider for screening please e-mail

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Moviebar June 2011 Postscript

Thanks to everyone who made it along on Monday. We had a few technical gremlins so the line-up was rearranged slightly (The Big Sleep and the trio of shorts from Anthony Carpendale and Helen Kennaugh will be shown in July) but it was still a helluva night...

Kicking things off was Rob Hurtt’s drama I Remember April about a man down on his luck who has a frank and revealing conversation with a charity shop worker...

I Remember April

You can find out more about Rob on his MySpace page

Next was a trio of films from director Ben Barton; Getting Ready, Initial Prospect and The Lighthouse. Each was part music video and part visual poem on the subjects of loss and dreams. Initial Prospect and The Lighthouse also make use of iconic Dungeness landmarks. More about the films can be found on Ben’s web site.

Another trilogy, this time from filmmaker Damien Wasylki who worked behind the scenes on 28 Weeks Later and decided to use the resources around him to make several shorts. 28 Seconds Later is a visceral action set-piece while 77 Days Later and Rage look at other people’s stories during the infection...

28 Seconds Later

77 Days Later


You can find out about Damien’s work over at his blog

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