CMCI is to host the first national discussion of live cinema: film screenings augmented through live performance or immersive elements, including site-specific locations, technological intervention, social media engagement, and all manner of simultaneous interactive moments including singing, dancing, eating, drinking …and even smelling.
In addition to both academic and industry speakers, there will be interactive installations throughout the day, including ROAD, and the National Theatre’s VR wonder.land exhibit.
To conclude the conference, there will a film screening of Martin McDonagh’s successful West End play “The Hangmen”. The organisers promise “a playful re-play of the play” which will “delight, surprise and enthral” the audience.
The event is devised by CMCI’s Dr Sarah Atkinson, together with Helen Kennedy in partnership with NT Live, Omnibus and Edible Cinema with Bombay Sapphire. It takes place at King’s on Friday 27 May 2016 (Please note that the “Hangmen” event is strictly for guests aged 18 or over). Full details are at: http://www.livecinemanetwork.org/conference/
Our picture shows Syd (Andy Nyman), Hennessey (Josef Davies), Harry (David Morrissey) and the Hangmen company. Photo by Helen Maybanks.