ARCHIVES: Southampton Film Week 2012
Vintage Mobile Cinema
Venue: Turner Sims
Tickets: Free - no booking required
Elena Durán, Mexico City's Ambassador, is one of the world's most charismatic flute players. Accompanied by pianist, broadcaster and University of Southampton Head of Keyboard, David Owen Norris, she introduces and plays music by her friend, the great composer Manuel Esperón, who wrote more than nine hundred songs and the scores for five hundred films. Each song is accompanied by clips from movies of the 'Golden Age of Mexican Cinema' for which Esperón wrote the scores.
Turner Sims and Mexico Week in association with the University of Southampton music Department
University of Southampton,
The Last Projectionist
Dir Thomas Lawes UK 2011 82 mins Cert 12A
Venue: Union Films Cinema
Tickets: Phoenix Members Free
Non Members £5/£4 concessions + annual fee of £2
To book: Full details of The phoenix, including its current programme and details of how to join are available at www.thephoenix.org.uk or call 087 0765 0763
A beautiful and ever-so-slightly heartbreaking documentary about the changing face of cinema in the UK, interweaving the reminiscences of stalwart projectionists (fast becoming an extinct species) with the history of Birmingham’s Electric cinema – which in its time has been news theatre, bijou art-house and soft-porn palace. Affectionate and informative, the film raises important questions about the role of the multiplex, the inevitable rise of digital, and the life-affirming persistence of independent cinemas.
Archive Screening and Live music:
Songs from the Shipyards
Times: 7pm & 9pm
Venue: Harbour Lights, Picturehouse
Tickets: £11.50/ £10.50 concessions
Made by internationally acclaimed North East filmmaker Richard Fenwick, Songs from the Shipyards is made from archive footage from the past 100 years, and illustrates in microcosm the highs and lows of Britain’s industrial journey. Fenwick and The Unthanks collaborated on the film from the start of the creative process, devising a strong political and human narrative to the story, and creating a unique, powerful, live audio-visual event, in which The Unthanks perform a live soundtrack to the film.
How to Book: From Harbour Lights
or call the box office 0871 902 5733 (10p a minute from a landline)
followed by filmmaker Q&A
Venue: Southampton Solent University
Tickets: Free - but booking required
The horror is coming to your neighbourhood. The Draymen Estate has become an urban legend. Amongst the sinister stories of strange locals and brutal violence, many people have gone missing there. Two student filmmakers visit the desolate estate in the hope their proposed documentary on the anti-social place will land them a lucrative career. But within minutes they are introduced to a skinned dog in a shallow grave. They quickly discover that behind the awkward smiles, the adults appear to be off their heads on drugs whilst the feral children roam wildly, further proof that this estate is a breeding ground for the darker side of society. It’s a society which is about to present the students with material of unimaginable horror, shocking data turning their final project into their darkest nightmare. Welcome to THE WICKER MAN for the HARRY BROWN generation.
Selected for Sitges International Horror Film Festival and this year's FrightFest in London. We are delighted to add SFW to this films growing festival success and to welcome its makers, including Director Jason Ford, to talk about the film.
Director: Jason Ford
UK 2012 90 mins Cert 18
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace