London Symphony - A Poetic Journey Through the Life of a City

October 6th

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  • £8 Full Price
Room: London meditation hall
Program Registration is Closed.

With this wonderful black-and-white journey through the city of London, director Alex Barrett brings a gloriously beautiful and enjoyable modern-day variation on the city symphonies of the 1920s urban cinema (such as 1929's Man With A Movie Camera).

His stunning visuals, combined with James McWilliam’s stirring music, help take the viewer on a poetic journey through London, exploring its rich diversity of culture, architecture and religion.

It is a meditative and blissful film that celebrates a vibrant and visually stunning city. It has been nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017.

Please read a review of the film and view the trailer here

Cost £8, please register and pay in advance as spaces are limited

Arrival 7.30pm, screening starts 8pm, Q&A with director Alex Barrett after screening

Further information:

Videos:

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pENDHytRIWI

A short newsreel from EIFF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr7spLsiwtI.

 

Interviews:

South West Silents: https://southwestsilents.com/2017/08/09/london-symphony-2017/

Britflicks: http://www.britflicks.com/blog.aspx?blogid=24065

 

Articles:

BFI: 'Where to begin with city symphonies': http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/where-begin-city-symphonies.

Guardian: A piece on London Symphony and the revival of silent film aesthetics in cinema: https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2017/sep/06/commuters-cranes-and-party-crowds-the-very-quiet-comeback-of-silent-film-london-symphony-documentary

Scalarama: Something I wrote on the city symphony genre: https://scalarama.com/2017/09/05/city-symphonies/  

 

Five Star Reviews:

FilmJuice: http://www.filmjuice.com/london-symphony-review/

Shadows on the Wall: http://www.shadowsonthewall.co.uk/17/de.htm#lond

ithankyou: https://ithankyouarthur.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/emotional-capital-london-symphony-2017.html?spref=tw

 

Four Star Reviews:

Little White Lies: http://lwlies.com/reviews/london-symphony/

CineView 1: http://www.cine-vue.com/2017/06/edinburgh-2017-london-symphony-review.html

Total Film: http://www.gamesradar.com/movies-to-watch-1-september-2017/