Monday, 11 July 2011

MovieBar - 1st August 2011 Line-up...

 7.30pm Monday 1st August 2011 – Film line-up

This month MovieBar is relocating to its new home - upstairs at the Caroline of Brunswick. This means we're that little bit closer to town and we'll have a separate screening room to show films in. There will be some changes to the format but I can confirm we'll be screening the following:

Close Up, Lick My Crutch and The Man Who Shouts at Seagulls

Postponed from June - Filmmakers Anthony Carpendale and Helen Kennaugh made these three very different and very well-produced film trailers as part of the last Brighton Filmmakers Coalition film challenge. They also made all three in 48 hours!

Anthony and Helen will be coming along to talk about the films.

Get Well Soon

This beautifully shot and perfectly realised psychological horror/drama about a troubled couple features fantastic performances, a haunting score and some rather disturbing visuals. 

Writer Michael Woodman will be coming along to talk about the film.

Straight Out

Andy Nicholls' incredibly ambitious short film follows a young man discovering his sexuality in a world where the usual stereotypes have been switched around.

Andy will be coming along to talk about making a film with a list of locations, actors and crew members longer than most features.

Little Things

Mark Moynihan's debut short film features a neat, twisting plot worthy of a feature and really shows what you can do with three actors, two locations and a lot of imagination. 

Mark will be coming all the way from Wales to talk about the film.

Jenny Ringo and the Monkey's Paw

 A horror-comedy about a witch whose flatmate made some very bad wishes with a magic monkey's paw and now needs her help to undo them. This will be the first ever screening of the film which was filmed last summer.

Writer and director Chris Regan will have to come along as he also runs MovieBar and will therefore have nowhere to hide.

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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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Moviebar July 2011 Postscript

This month’s Moviebar marked the end of an era. Since it began, Moviebar has been faithfully held each month at the Cornerstone pub but from August we’ll be in new digs nearby at the Caroline of Brunswick. So Monday was a chance to say a big thank you to the Cornerstone for all their help and support over the years. And it was a great send-off, a full house of old and new faces with some fantastic shorts on show...

Starting the evening was The Big Sleep by director Katrin Magrowitz. This simple, affecting short deals with a lone woman’s grief on the cliffs of Hastings. Katrin came along to talk about the making of the film and how she captured the mood of the story.

Next up was Gaz Westman’s Beth, a violent thriller about a troubled man and his imaginary best friend...

Beth (Festival Trailer)

Gaz was in attendance to discuss the inspiration for his thriller and how he was influenced by the likes of Taxi Driver.

Then we had two shorts from director Tom Kelly. The first, And now for Something Quite Familiar, was the result of a Brighton Film Coalition Challenge in which Tom and his crew had to do Robinson Crusoe in the style of Monty Python...

And now for Something Quite Familiar

Tom’s second film was the much darker O Dusky Beauty of Mine, a love story with a gruesome twist...

O Dusky Beauty of Mine

Tom came along to chat about the challenges faced by both productions and the techniques used to get a realistically dead-looking actress.

This was followed by another double bill, this time from actor Stephan Silver who lent his dancing skills to the offbeat stop-motion short Les Trois Objects from director Dan Childs...

Les Trois Objects

Stephan also starred in Between the Stones, another Brighton Filmmakers Coalition exercise about a man frustrated by his hobby of metal detecting and his discovery of dancing. Stephan talked about the work and the intricacies of filming stop-motion.

Between the Stones

We ended with a new trailer for Ross Boyask’s action movie Warrioress. Moviebar regulars will have already seen glimpses of the movie but this all-out trailer, cut for Cannes as a sales promo, shows off even more sword-swinging and bone-breakage...

Warrioress (Cannes Trailer)

Ross gave us an update on the film and it sounds like the finished product will be coming very soon. Watch this space.

The next Moviebar is on the 1st August. Don’t forget the venue change, see you all at the Caroline of Brunswick (! For any feedback or submissions, you can email us at