Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival opens next Wednesday 21st September - be sure you make the most of what's on offer, like our free exhibitions taking place across the town as well as film screenings, performances, events and seminars, by taking a look through some of our top picks for BFMAF 2016.
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in Sylvia Scarlett, from director George Cukor, and part of our Queer Cinema Before Stonewall programme.
STAFF PICK: EXHIBITION
22nd - 25th SEPTEMBER
Going to the Mountain by Jenny Brady considers how the pre-verbal child might represent a site of embodied knowledge. Using a slow motion camera and mirrored surfaces, Brady presents three formal studies of pre-verbal babies in an attempt to depict the complexities of their gestures, rhythm and movement. At Bank Hill Ice House.
STAFF PICK: FILM
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a meditation on prison's disappearance in the era of mass incarceration. The 2016 film by Brett Story explores a series of ordinary places where the prisoners themselves work and affect lives; like the female prisoners seen fighting mountainside wildfires.
ARTISTS IN PROFILE
23rd - 25th SEPTEMBER
Deborah Stratman and Claire Hooper are our Artists in Profile this year. Artists in Profile allows a dedicated focus on the work and inspirations of artists through film, exhibition and performance. Deborah Stratman presents work in The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, the Custom House and Custom Ice House, whilst Claire Hooper's work can be found in the Gymnasium Gallery.
STAFF PICK: FILM
Na srebrnym globie (On the silver globe), is the most expensive production in Polish cinema. Andrzej Zulawski's sci-fi epic was nearly buried by the Communist regime, but surfaced after a decade to win critical acclaim. It screens here in a glorious new digital restoration.
You don't want to miss this one!