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A remake of one of Brighton’s most iconic films, Brighton Rock is coming soon

A remake of one of Brighton’s most iconic films, Brighton Rock, is set to take place this autumn on the 70thanniversary of the classic starring Richard Attenborough – and the premiere will take place this Friday (24 November) at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.  

Brighton Rock: Redux will be a 10-minute ‘low-fi budget remake’ of the original Brighton Rock (1947).

International artist and film maker Richard DeDomenici has worked with local volunteers as cast and crew to shoot the same scenes from the film in their original location. Iconic locations will include Brighton railway station, The Lanes, Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton seafront.

The role of Pinky will this time be reprised by Brighton-based drag king Richard Reckless. Many University of Sussex students took part in the famous sea scene, which was recreated last week in the chilly November sun on the iconic Brighton beach.

The final film, which will be premiered at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, is part of Richard DeDomenici’s The Redux Project. The project has been running since 2013 and the artist has already remade classics including Trainspotting and The Matrix. It is the first film the artist has recreated fully in black and white and the oldest film he has ‘redux-ed’ to date.

The film premiere on Friday 24 November will have all the glitz of a Hollywood event, with a red carpet and glamorous outfits. The premiere begins at 8pm and free tickets are available.