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Piercing Brightness

Dir: Shezad Dawood, UK 2012, 76 mins 

Cert: 12A

Preston is a hot spot for UFO sightings, and also has the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese population. Such local trivia provided the starting point for artist Shezad Dawood when he was developing a project in the town, and the end result is this woozy, socially-conscious science fiction movie. Avoiding Northern cliches, the film gives us a tale of alien emissaries and interracial love that has a real sense of place, with wig-out moments provided by Acid Mothers Temple and a climax on the roof of the brutalist Preston Bus Station. Shezad Dawood will be here after the screening to talk about Piercing Brightness with Gavin Wade (Eastside Projects).


Date :
March 30, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Event Tags:
Artists' Film & Installations, sci-fi, talk
This event was part of Flatpack 7


The Electric Cinema
47 Station Street
Birmingham, B5 4DY
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