Kicking off Brighton Scalarama in true Scalarama style is a late-night screening of David Lynch's surreal psychological thriller Lost Highway. This noir-influenced spine-chiller follows a jazz saxophonist (Bill Pullman) who, after a bizarre encounter at a party, is framed for the murder of his wife (Patricia Arquette). In prison, the man inexplicably transforms into a young mechanic and begins a new life for himself.
Featuring the acting debut of Marilyn Manson and piercing support performances from Robert Blake, Gary Busey and Richard Pryor, Lost Highway has become a cult favourite of Lynch fans. In the year that Twin Peaks has finally returned to our screens, join us as we revisit one of Lynch's most eerie and affecting works.
Brighton Digital Festival and the Duke of York’s Picturehouse are proud to celebrate the Duke’s 107th birthday with this unique screening of Metropolis, with a live piano accompaniment from Dmytro Morykit.
Written by Thea Von Harbou and directed by Fritz Lang, Metropolis is a 1927 German silent expressionist film regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction. As the first feature-length movie of the genre, set in a futuristic urban dystopia, it is among the most iconic and influential films of all time.
Scottish-based composer/pianist, Dmytro Morykit is one of the few musicians to receive official permission to create new music to sit alongside Fritz Lang’s classic. Morykit’s live performances have toured across the UK to sell-out audiences. A short introduction before the film explains how Morykit always loved this iconic film. He said, creating the concert to sit alongside Metropolis has been like an ‘accidental marriage’.
Twenty seven previous compositions were modified and two new pieces composed especially for the film. The live accompaniment is an important and dramatic part of the event as Morykit gives an electrifying performance which can be listened to as a concert in its own right as well as complementing the film.