As We Really Are

Monday 20th May 2024
6:00 pm
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Road, BN1 4NA

In the 1930s, the GPO film unit created a series of films that celebrated the day-to-day life of the United Kingdom. The most famous of these was Night Mail – Benjamin Britten and W H Auden‘s soaring hymn to the love and labour that goes into delivering our letters. These films were like mirrors held up to the nation. Brighton Festival has commissioned new films with the same mission – to see ourselves as we really are, at work and at play. And to celebrate the whole business of just getting on with life.

At this screening, we will show the GPO films Night Mail and Spare Time, alongside some work from the Brighton filmmakers and a screen talk with a panel including Frank Cottrell-Boyce, David Shrigley and Kath Mattock!

Suitable for ages 8+