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Kirkby: Your Enthusiasm

Documentary filmmaker Tim Brunsden produced this short piece which gives an insight into how “A Small Cinema in Kirkby” was able to happen:

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Small Cinema on the Small Screen

Today, as we made final preparations for “A Small Cinema in Kirkby”, we had an impromptu visit from Paul Crone and the Granada Reports team.  Sam spoke to them about the programme of films we’re going to be showing Saturday and Sunday including matinee screenings of classic cartoons for children (at 11, 12 and 1pm) followed by rarely seen archive footage of Kirkby (on loan from the North West Film Archive) and a brand new independent short film commission “Fighting Chance” (on both afternoons at 2pm and 3.30).

It was down to John then to describe the background to the project – transforming an empty shop space into a cinema, the power of cinema in people’s memories, the discussions we’ve been having with local traders, and the role of Knowsley Arts and Heritage in making all it possible.

They filmed the inside our beautiful cinema and we gave them a special advance preview of “Fighting Chance” – a brand new independent short film by Tim Brunsden, specially commissioned for “A Small Cinema in Kirkby.”  The film, which has it’s premiere tomorrow at 2pm, tells the story of local dancer-turned-boxer Kayleigh Hayes whose progress in the sport of Women’s Amateur Boxing during the past two years has been meteoric.  It was a great experience for Kayleigh today – to have a taste of the media spotlight!

It’s a knock-out! – boxer Kayleigh Hayes and Paul Crone from Granada reports after their interview.

And finally…

The reporters also spoke with Billy and Cliff from Pingwood Art Group whose exhibition “Memories of Cinema” opens tomorrow at “A Small Cinema in Kirkby” too.

We’re very excited now – the report goes out this evening at 6pm on Granada News but don’t believe the hype – come down tomorrow and Sunday and experience it for yourself!

***Update: click to watch the Granada Reports broadcast***

“A Small Cinema in Kirkby” – Old Maze Shop, Unit 24 St. Chad’s Parade, Kirkby Shopping Centre.

Document – A Small Cinema on Bold St

Liverpool’s most prolific documentarian Tim Brunsden, was in attendance, and as usual with camera in hand. This gives a really nice introduction to the Small Cinema experience. I heard Tim just got a new Sony Z5, so keep an eye out for his upcoming work!

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Thanks you again to all those who created, collated, exhibited, contributed, supported and applauded the event. You can see some photos for the day on the Re-Dock Flickr page.

A Small Cinema on Bold St is a Re-Dock project that took place as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Bold St Festival. Thankyou to Liverpool City Council for its financial support.

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A Small Cinema films travel to Glastonbury


A selection of films from A Small Cinema will be heading to be heading to Glastonbury Festival. The Model City and Tim Brunsden’s Elvis in Kirkby will be showing on the BBC Big Screen at the festival. Another of the films traveling down is ‘Liverpool’, a cracking little animation by animator Owain Bentley, a recent graduate of Liverpool Art and Design Academy. The programme has been curated by Bren O’Callaghan.

‘MAKER MAKES’ – May 7th 2009

A SMALL CINEMA

**One Night Only**

at the

VIEW TWO GALLERY

Thursday 7th May 2009

box office opens 7:15pm

presentation starts  7:45pm

price of admission: 250 pence

Moving image programme:

‘MAKER MAKES’

featuring:

Animator Ladislav Starewicz is

THE BUG TRAINER

A film by Rasa Miskinyte / ERA productions

*plus*

A World Premiere:

THE ORGANIST

by Alex Gould

also

Tim Brunsden discovers

ELVIS IN KIRBY

GAZING BACK

with BossFilm

Sculptor Dave Webster

LEST WE FORGET

by Ruff Productopns

The World of Illustrator

JAMES JARVIS

revealed by Alex Gould

and Ken Martin shows us his

NEW BRIGHTON

FLORAL PAVILION

++++++++++++++++++++++

Popcorn and refreshments will be available at the kiosk.

There will be an interval with ice-cream.

VIEW TWO GALLERY, 23 MATHEW STREET, LIVERPOOL