CINÉ-REAL is the only film club in the UK to exclusively play films in 16mm format. The film night is run by Director Liam Saint-Pierre and Projectionist, Ümit Mesut, of Ümit & son.
Why 16mm? There's something about the feel of analog that you just don’t get with digital. It’s like the difference between sitting in front of an open fire compared to a radiator. They chose 16mm over 35mm as it was easier to get the prints. There are also lots on super 8mm, but they’re often abridged and come on 8 reels!
This tearjerking tale of a young boy’s friendship with a stranded space alien may technically be a sci-fi movie, but it also represents a very personal account of director Steven Spielberg’s down-to-earth feelings of childhood isolation and anxiety following his parents’ divorce. A wonderful script by Melissa Mathison and a surging score by John Williams help this to pack a mighty emotional punch. - Mark Kermode
Cine-real is the only film club in the UK to exclusively play films in 16MM format.
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