Brighton Rock: Redux premieres at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts this Friday

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock: Redux premieres at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts this Friday

A remake of one of Brighton’s most iconic films, Brighton Rock, is set to take place this autumn on the 70th anniversary of the classic starring Richard Attenborough - and the premiere will take place this Friday (24 November) at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.

Brighton Rock: Redux will be a 10-minute ‘low-fi budget remake’ of the original Brighton Rock (1947).

International artist and film maker Richard DeDomenici has worked with local volunteers as cast and crew to shoot the same scenes from the film in their original location. Iconic locations will include Brighton railway station, The Lanes, Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton seafront.

The role of Pinky will this time be reprised by Brighton-based drag king Richard Reckless. Many University of Sussex students took part in the famous sea scene, which was recreated last week in the chilly November sun on the iconic Brighton beach.

The final film, which will be premiered at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, is part of Richard DeDomenici’s The Redux Project. The project has been running since 2013 and the artist has already remade classics including Trainspotting and The Matrix. It is the first film the artist has recreated fully in black and white and the oldest film he has ‘redux-ed’ to date.

The film premiere on Friday 24 November will have all the glitz of a Hollywood event, with a red carpet and glamorous outfits. The premiere begins at 8pm and free tickets are available.

Richard DeDomenici said: “I’m very excited to be reduxing Brighton Rock with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, as 2017 is the 70th anniversary of the original film, which makes it officially the oldest film I have ever attempted to remake scenes from!

"The older a film, the harder it is to redux, as the original locations can change so much in the interim. Luckily Brighton has been quite well preserved!

"This will actually be the first ever redux I’ve shot in black and white, which will hopefully make the colour grading a bit easier! Either way, I’ll only have a few days to film and edit it - find out how it turns out at the red-carpet premiere. ”

Laura McDermott, Creative Director, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, said: “This is the perfect project for Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts to mark the 70th anniversary of Brighton Rock - one of the most iconic films to be shot in the city. Richard DeDomenici will bring an irreverent, 21st-century spirit to remaking and remixing the original film. I hope lots of people will join in the fun of the premiere this Friday.”

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Posted on behalf of: Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Last updated: Wednesday, 22 November 2017