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Sonic Cinema presents The Unfilmables - Wrangler and Francesca & Mica Levi

Film, music and imagination to bring lost film concepts to life in two live audio-visual performances.

Image from The Wrangler

The history of cinema is teeming with stories of mythical films which never made it onto screen. Works such as Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon, David Lynch's Return of the Jedi and Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune are famously unproduced masterpieces; masterpieces simply because they can only ever exist in the imagination. The Unfilmables is a response to the greatest films never made. Wrangler (featuring Stephen Mallinder, ex-Cabaret Voltaire, Benge and Phil Winter from Tunng) and Francesca and Mica Levi (Under the Skin Original Soundtrack, Jackie Original Soundtrack, Micachu and the Shapes) calibrate film, music and imagination to bring lost film concepts to life in two live audio-visual performances.

The Tourist - As imagined by Wrangler. Visuals by Tash Tung and Dan Conway
Regarded by many as one of the greatest sci-fi scripts never made, The Tourist tells the story of a sex-charged alien underworld in the heart of Manhattan. After attracting attention from luminaries of the film world including visionary director Francis Ford Coppola and Quadrophenia's Franc Roddam, the film ultimately fell into production limbo.

Centred around Stephen Mallinder's position as one of the world's foremost electronic music pioneers through his work with Cabaret Voltaire and featuring Phil Winter of Tunng and acclaimed electronic producer Benge, Wrangler will provide a live soundtrack to the dark script with visuals from Tash Tung and Dan Conway.

The Colour of Chips - As imagined by Francesca and Mica Levi
Based on the brilliant Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov's most famous work The Colour of Pomegranates, Oscar and BAFTA-nominated composer and Micachu & The Shapes bandleader Mica Levi and her sister Francesca Levi's The Colour Of Chips reinterprets the obscure gem as a lost British classic set in the North of England.

The Unfilmables has been developed by creative producer Colm McAuliffe in partnership with Lisa Brook, Director of Live Cinema UK and Tim Brown of CineCity Brighton.

Commissioned by Live Cinema UK in partnership with CineCity Brighton and HOME Manchester. Supported by This Way Up Exhibition Innovation Fund, a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, and Arts Council England.

Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less). On sale to BFI Champions Fri 24 Feb 15:00, BFI Members Fri 24 Feb 16:00 and to the public from Sat 25 Feb 16:00.


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