25 October 2011

The Artist Cine Club is a regular free event that offers the opportunity to watch artist's work within the cinema environment. Tomorrow, FACT will be presenting British artist Emily Richardson's series of three short films of local independent cinema titled The Cinema Series.

In her films, Emily has captured the the fragile nature of these cinemas as the digital ages knocks at their doors. Emily says, "I am interested in creating a record of this changing relationship between film and cinema architecture and in some way capturing the essence of the traditional cinema going experience, where the atmosphere created by the cinema itself plays a part in the audiences' experiences of the film."

The cinemas featured are Merseyside's beautiful Woolton Picturehouse which is the oldest working cinema in Liverpool. The Plaza in Stockport which has its own Wurlitzer organ and The Futurist in Scarborough, which is threatened by closure. The screening will be accompanied by a special discussion about cinephilia in the 21st century with Nick Bradshaw. 

The Artist Cine Club is always free, but is a ticketed event, so make sure you book in advance either online, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 0871 902 5737.