Fabrica Film Club began in 2013, providing a programme of unusual and thought-provoking film that takes place in our beautiful gallery space, a former regency church. Over the past five years we have utilised our experience working with specific audiences to grow new visitors to the world of film, especially through co-curation and development projects with hard-to-reach audiences.
Fabrica presents 30-40 film screenings per year, which includes exhibition-related screenings, a diverse partnership programme that is representative of LGBTQ+, BAME and/or disabled programmers and/or audiences, and through Fresh Perspectives, a young film programmers peer group.
Fabrica started working with young film programmers in 2016, a project which evolved into Fresh Perspectives - a group of 16-25 year olds who collaborate with us to programme unique film screenings at Fabrica.
We have exhibited film from across the history of cinema, from silent films with live scores to releases from the past 5 years. We have screened in 16mm, DVD and Bluray and like to challenge ourselves and our audiences where possible to experience unusual and thought-provoking film.
We strive to exhibit film which is not available locally and that may not have been seen by our audiences before. Our programming is thematic, either working to themes of our exhibitions or project programmes, or by seeking to be more representative through our partnerships.
Fabrica’s young film programmers group have selected a series of titles in May which champion UK female filmmakers and the power we all have to create change. Inspired by Brighton Festival Guest Director, Rokia Traoré, and Fabrica exhibitor Serge Attukwei Clottey, these events celebrate creativity and activism through diverse voices in film from the past 100 years.
For the first of our films, we are showing The Ladies’ Bridge (click for tickets, 2005, Rated PG), a 30 minute documentary revealing the story of the women who built Waterloo Bridge during the second world war.