Sunrise screening with live accompaniment from Stephen Horne
Doors open 21:00, Screening at 21:30 or sunset, Screen on the Sands
Friday 17th June
Ticketed: Headset £10
Part of Friday on the Beach
For this unique beach cinema experience on the eve of 2022’s Festival, pianist Stephen Horne provides a live, improvised soundtrack to the 1926 silent masterpiece, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Watch from the beach as Stephen responds in real time to this iconic piece of cinema history, which swept the board (including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Janet Gaynor) at the first ever Academy Awards in 1929.
Stephen has long been internationally considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for over thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD and online releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.
He regularly performs internationally and in recent years his accompaniments have met with acclaim at film festivals in Pordenone, Bologna, San Francisco, Telluride, Paris, Cannes, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Seoul, Istanbul, Berlin and Vienna.
Seating is mainly on the sand, although the screens are viewable from Jubilee Parade
Audio is via headphones
Films will be captioned