‘Powell and Pressburger created films that changed the possibilities of what cinema could be.
Way ahead of their time, it’s no surprise that their startling, subversive, headily romantic worlds resonate so deeply with contemporary audiences and creatives.
Back on the big screen – exactly where they belong – these are films that take your breath away.’
Robin Baker BFI National Archive Head Curator
one of our aircraft is missing (U)
tues 24TH october 7.30pm Doors 7pm
We are delighted to be part of the Powell and Pressburger festival
in conjunction with Fabrica Brighton, and with the support of the
BFI Film Audience Network,
awarding funds from the
in order to bring this project
to more audiences across the UK.
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
action, adventure, drama
Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones, Pamela Brown, Joyce Redman, Googie Withers, Robert Helpman, and Peter Ustinov
Our October screening is a beautifully crafted, well-cast, and
well-written black and white World War II film, set in Nazi-occupied
Netherlands. The film is in the style of a drama-documentary, with a realistic look and feel, immersing the viewer in the action, alongside the crew.
The crew of the aircraft find themselves lost in enemy territory and must depend on the resources of others to get them to safety. The cast includes some of the best British actors of the time - including Powell and Pressburger 'regulars' Pamela Brown and Robert Helpmann, and even a young Peter Ustinov.
Running time: 1hr 42mins
LIVE MUSIC prior to the film, from the fabulous
SALTDEAN JAZZ BAND
performing hits from the 1940s
Followed by an interval
The evening is scheduled to end around 10.30pm
eric ravilious - drawn to war (pg)
tues 28TH november 7.30pm Doors 7pm
We are especially delighted to welcome one of the UK's
on the work
of Eric Ravilious,
and curator at
to introduce the film
ERIC RAVILIOUS - DRAWN TO WAR is the first major feature film about Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), the much loved but hugely underestimated British Official War Artist artist, killed in a plane crash over Iceland in 1942, tragically, whilst searching for another plane that was missing.
Featuring contributions from artists Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry and Anne Desmet, RA; writers Alan Bennett and Robert Macfarlane; and Paris Agar (Head of 20th C conflict at the Imperial War Museum), the film recounts a life as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspired him. The story is told in Ravilious's own words, through a wealth of material drawn from a treasure trove of private correspondence and previously unseen archive.
Running time: 1hr 27mins
Paris Agar, Alan Bennett, Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Tamsin Greig, Robert Macfarlane, Anne Desmet RA