Cinema City month ramps up tonight with Gothic season

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The City of Culture is celebrating Gothic film throughout Cinema City month with a selection of some of the most iconic horror movies.

A key part of the season is the outdoor screenings at Ebrington which begin tonight with F W Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu.

Culture Company Cultural Programmer Martin Melarkey said: “Cinema is sometimes described as the ultimate fusion of all the arts, combining literature, theatre, architecture, photography, fashion and music.

“In the first decades of the 20th Century two film national movements emerged in Germany and Russia which saw the cinema as a medium of artistic expression, innovation and experiment.

Within a single decade the pioneers of German Expressionism and Soviet Montage produced some of the most daring and influential films of the Twentieth Century.”

The Gothic season of Cinema City is being run in conjunction with the British Film Institute’s celebration of Gothic film being held across the UK from October 2013 until February 2014.

The five free outdoor screenings at Ebrington are:-tonight at 8pm Nosferatu, tomorrow at 8pm Metropolis, Sunday at 8pm Berlin Symphony of a Great City, Friday at 8 pm The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari and Saturday 16 November at 8 pm., Man With a Movie Camera.

All five classic silent movies are being projected onto the former army buildings around Ebrington Square.

Some of the biggest figures in international cinema including Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, BAFTA winner Paul Greengrass and Pulitzer Prize winning writer and actor Sam Shepard will take part in a month-long programme of film screenings and special events as part of Cinema City.

Cinema City is presented by Culture Company and the Nerve Centre, in association with the University of Ulster, BAFTA, North West Regional College and the Foyle Film Festival.

Supported by Film Hub NI as part of the BFI Film Audience Network and funded by the British Film Institute through National Lottery Funding

with venues including Brunswick Moviebowl, the Nerve Centre, Ebrington Square, St Columb’s Hall, the Masonic Hall, the Apprentice Boys’ Memorial Hall, the Rath Mor Centre, Foyle Theatre as well as local community centres and libraries, Derry will truly become a city of cinema throughout November.