Relive your darkest childhood fears at Haunted Childhood: a night of back‐to‐back films, music and ghostly happenings, set within the eerily beautiful church of St John’s on Bethnal Green on 1st March 2014, screening as part of the nationwide BFI blockbuster project GOTHIC: The Dark Heart of Film.
Presented by DSKPR, in partnership with The Lost Picture Show, this chilling night of three back‐to‐back films will include screenings of some of the most affecting ghost stories of recent years, all of which feature children at their centre.
From Chilean‐born director Alejandro Amenábar, the much‐lauded The Others (2001, 101 min), starring Nicole Kidman as the unstable mother struggling to look after her two ailing children alone in a secluded mansion in Jersey, which she comes to believe is haunted; and the classic Guillermo del Toro produced The Orphanage (El orfanato, 2007, 105 min), a gothic frightener about a woman who returns with her young family to the orphanage in which she spent her childhood, only to be confronted by its troubled past, by Spanish director J. A. Bayona.
The event will also include the UK premiere of Mexican director Guillermo Arriaga’s ¨beautiful horror short”, Broken Night (2013, 10 min.), about a mother and her four‐year old daughter whose happy road trip becomes a nightmare when they suffer a tragic car accident, which first screened at Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
The mood of sinister magical realism will be further enhanced by spooky organ music by The Hellset Orchestra’s Michael Wetheburn, and Sounds & Colours guest DJs will fill St John’s Church with some other‐world tracks from the likes of Colombia’s Meridian Brothers and Peru’s Dengue, Dengue, Dengue, in a night where it will be hard to distinguish the real from the imaginary…
Haunted Childhood: films, music & ghostly happenings
WHEN: Saturday 1st March 2014, 6.30 pm – 11 pm
WHERE: Church of St. John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA (Bethnal Green Tube)
TICKETS: £12 in advance, £15 on the door. A fully-licensed bar will be in operation, attendees are asked to bring a valid ID.
Full details and ticket link: www.hauntedchildhood.com
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