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Local director launches community cinema spring season

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Brighton-based director Phil Grabsky will be introducing his film In Search of Beethoven to launch the new season of screenings at Seaford Community Cinema on 8th April.

Phil is an award-winning documentary film-maker with a film career spanning 25 years.

This highly successful film brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into the celebrated composer. Although there is much historical research involved and use of Beethoven’s biography and letters, with over 60 live performances the focus is very much on his music and some of the world’s finest performers.

Sophie McCallum, Press & Publicity Officer said: “It’s always a real treat for audiences to have a director along to talk about the film. We’re lucky to have a lot of local talent and they are very supportive of the community cinema.”

After the screening Phil, (who also produces the international series EXHIBITION ON SCREEN and also produced cinema films on Mozart, Haydn and Chopin) will take part in a Q+A where audience members will have the chance to chat to the director about his work.

Phil said: “I’m a huge believer in community cinema – it’s partly why I make cinema films rather than TV documentaries. It will be a treat to chat to folk in Seaford”.

The rest of the season is equally exciting with a diverse mix of films including award nominees and winners: Carol, starring Cate Blanchett, about the unexpected love affair between two women, Alan Bennett’s hilarious Lady in the Van with Maggie Smith, politically charged Selma following Martin Luther King, Jr on his campaign for equal voting rights and the touching historical drama about Irish immigrants in Brooklyn.

Listen here to Phil Grabsky on Seahaven FM. (49 minutes in)

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