First is the screening of Berberian Sound Studio.
It's 1976 and timid, Dorking-based sound engineer, Gilderoy, has been transplanted to Italy's run-down Berberian Sound Studio to work on "The Equestrian Vortex", the latest low-budget horror movie by notorious exploitation maestro Giancarlo Santini. Gilderoy's task is a seemingly simple one: to create, record and mix the sounds of bloodcurdling screams, limbs being severed and the insertion of red hot pokers into human orifices, mostly using a variety of everyday household items such as old vegetables and a hammer. But Gilderoy is totally unprepared for the graphically grotesque images on show, the effect they have on him and for the unusual working practices of his employers. As he becomes more deeply involved in his work, the line between fantasy and reality becomes blurred and, very subtly, Gilderoy's life begins to imitate art in a nightmare scenario from which he may never escape.
The film's soundtrack is a very special one - made up of new music from Broadcast, and is released via Warp Records. Pre-order it on LP & CD here.
More information about the screening taking place on Thursday 10th January at 7pm can be found here...
"Truly extraordinary" - Caitlin Moran, The Times
"...a visual treat...British Sea Power's arch hipster-fogey aesthetic proves the perfect accompaniment..." - Guardian Guide
To launch the DVD release of From the Sea to the Land Beyond, which features music by British Sea Power, Caught by the River and the BFI invite you to a special screening of the film introduced by its award-winning director Penny Woolcock, who will take part in a Q&A afterwards, hosted by Luke Turner, Associate Editor of The Quietus.com.
This fascinating and moving lyrical portrait of Britain's coastline is created through an exquisitely beautiful combination of evocative archive footage from the BFI National Archive and stirring music. British Sea Power set the course for this cinematic voyage with an original score that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships and just the occasional snippet of speech.
Uplifting and inspirational, From the Sea to the Land Beyond is released on BFI DVD on 21 January 2013 but we will have copies on sale at this launch event at a specially reduced price. Pre-Order here.
More information about the screening taking place on Friday 18th January at 6.30pm can be found here...