Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Dark & Stormy

Brighton Rock

(1947, UK, PG)

The first great classic of British crime film enshrines Brighton as a brooding backdrop for Graham Greene’s tale of gang culture in the inter-war underworld. Richard Attenborough gives a remarkable performance as Pinkie, a psychopathic young gangster who marries a naïve waitress to stop her testifying against him as a murderer. This screening is introduced by Barry Forshaw, one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film, and the author of British Crime Film: Subverting the Social Order. Barry Forshaw will be signing his various books on British cinema after the screening.

Sun 25 May, 2pm
£10 (£9 concessions)