A new riveting film festival will open in the city center in late March. The festival will celebrate dreams, cinema and performance in two days.
The Light After Dark Film Festival: Cinema of Dreams and Shadows is a film festival dedicated to immersive cinematic experiences. It has developed from top movie locations throughout the city, including Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Contemporary, University of Nottingham and Playhouse.
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The festival will combine films with interpretation, music, technology and art to offer visitors an exciting, collective cinematic experience. The goal is to explore how we experience the film and create memories from it, offering visitors a change to “dream together”.
Some of the special screenings will include the science fiction classic Metropolis, created in 1927 with live music by a local band, the 8mm Orchestra at Broadway Cinema. The Nottingham Playhouse will showcase the unique film noir experience, Facades, and there will be a roundtable discussion in the cinema about how cinema can access the unconscious at the University of Nottingham.
Nottingham Contemporary will host a special “night at the end of the world” event, where guests are invited to dream. The gallery coordinates the festival, which is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network. The gallery will be turned into a club where dancing girls will dance, old movies will be shown from above and fortune tellers will predict the future. Despite the glitter and drinks, the idea is that people will end the midnight with a mix of dance, performance and live music.
Festival director Niki Harman said: “Nottingham Contemporary has been experimenting with riveting cinema for many years and we are delighted to be working with such a dynamic team to celebrate and explore such a unique and challenging theme here in Nottingham.”
Martin Berry, Director of Participation at the Nottingham Playhouse, said: “We started discussions with Nottingham Contemporary before the pandemic and it is fantastic to finally explore this exciting subject through a variety of artistic media – including dance, theater, art and dance. of cinema “.
“Contemporary has created a dynamic program and an excellent example of Nottingham art venues joining forces to create unique experiences together.” Tickets are already on sale through the event website, lightafterdarkfilmfestival.com.
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