This spring sees the arrival of West Hill Kino Club. The Kino Club will fill the current void of independent/community-led cinema in Brighton, and create a DIY-orientated program which will incorporate hidden gems of contemporary and classic cinema and TV, alongside peripheral activities including live music, guest speakers and activities.
Saturday 26 March
Celluloid Boogie presents a celebration of the early 90’s Riot Grrl movement
Ultra-rare screening of landmark underground film ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains’ (1982) plus the first ever screening of found footage film ‘February 14th’ (1993), about Huggy Bear’s (pre-eminent UK Riot Grrl outfit) famous Valentines Day gig in Brighton ‘93.
Plus live music from Trash Kit and Woolf, London’s finest all-girl punk/folk groups.
Doors: 7.00pm £6 (£5 concs)
Sunday 27 March
Kino Club Sundays presents Land
The theme of communities (migrants and children, idealists and filmmakers) interacting with the common land through work, leisure, and discovery, celebrates our first foray into community cinema.
We’ll be screening recently re-released British Free Cinema classic ‘Winstanley’ (1975), along with wonderful childhood short ‘Tom & Esther Learn Lessons’ (2010), and dreamlike documentary ‘The Pickers’ (2009) fresh from Screen South’s Archivia Exhibition. Also the mesmerizing archive time-lapse film ‘Birth of a Flower’ (1910) will be accompanied live by multiinstrumentalist Robert Stillman, who will also be performing music from his recent ‘Machine Songs’ CD.
Doors: 6.00pm £6 (£5 concs)
We will be selling appropriate refreshments at each event, all sourced from local residents/businesses, plus themed stalls and regular zine tables, promoting DIY movements in and around Brighton.
Tickets available: Resident Records, Bright News Convenience Store on Buckingham Road, and through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 22 April
Get your teams together and your cinema (and telly) hats on for this great little question and clip based quiz that will be a regular feature of Kino Club. £1 per person to take part. Prizes plus Innocent Sinners (1958) 95mins. Dir. Phillip Leacock (The Kidnappers). Based on An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden (Black Narcissus) this ultra-rare screening of lost gem of British cinema takes in rebel youth, issues of common land, the changing face of market forces and class-divide, and the oft heavy-handedness of charity. You may need a hanky or three. As a local Brighton connection, amongst an exemplary cast, the film also features a fine performance by legend of stage and screen and Wykeham Terrace resident Dame Flora Robson as Olivia.