Heart of Glass is excited to announce The Invisible City, a new cinematic event coming to St Helens this Autumn.
On Saturday, November 12th we will present an outdoor cinema event, in collaboration with Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Alexandra Park (St Helens) Management Limited, the former Pilkington Glass headquarters.
Featuring the granddaddy of surveillance films Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and the world premiere of a new short film by artist Liam Young, this cinematic event will use the historical home of glass to explore contemporary responses to technology and transparency.
The main event will consist of a film programme, with a choice of viewing options including ‘drive-in’ and ‘viewing gallery’; and quasi-fictional tours of the Pilkington HQ, which will flatten distinctions between famous and forgotten, public and private spaces in the building. The glass fronted office complex will be the backdrop to ask questions related to transparency and invisibility in our society today.
FULL EVENT DETAILS:
Rear Window (Dir. Sir Alfred Hitchcock / 1954 / cert. PG)
James Stewart and Grace Kelly star in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, which explores the role of the voyeur. After breaking his leg during a shoot, photo-journalist L.B. 'Jeff' Jeffries (Stewart) is forced to spend a humid summer recuperating in his Greenwich Village apartment. Wheelchair-bound he spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Where the City Can’t See (Dir. Liam Young / 2016 /)
Commissioned by AND, Directed by Liam Young and written by sci-fi author Tim Maughan, the film is set in the not-too-distant future where Google maps, urban management systems and CCTV surveillance are not only mapping our cities, but ruling them.
Hacked Circuit (Dir. Deborah Stratman / 2014 )
Stratman’s portrait of the sound artist at work reveals layers of fabrication as the typically invisible support mechanisms of filmmaking are exposed, proving thematic parallels between the stagecraft of Foley and a pervasive climate of government surveillance.
Cinema Tickets (Indoor Seated)
Full Price: £6
Concession Price: £4
Drive-In Tickets: £12 Per Car
Under 16's must accompanied by and adult.
Concessions apply to the following people on production of relevant proof:
- People receiving State Pension.
- NUS card holders / Under 16's / Under 18's in full time education.
- Registered disabled.
- Recipients of Jobseekers Allowance, Family Credit, Income Support, New Deal.
- One Carer accompanying a person with a disability.
Location: Alexandra Business Park, St Helens
The Invisible City programme of events, curated and produced by Heart of Glass and Abandon Normal Devices, in partnership with Alexandra Park (St Helens) Management Limited. This project is supported by Arts Council England and Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network.