“In the early days of the cinema, there were several great City Symphonies – for Berlin, Paris, Rotterdam, but never for London. Alex Barrett is going to put that right, and his plans suggest a remarkable picture.” – Kevin Brownlow, Film Historian

Alex Barrett and his team are currently crowd-funding for the production of London Symphony, a silent city symphony influenced by the genre that flourished in the 1920s and 30s across Europe and America. This was in part as a response to commercial and narrative cinema by, what Laura Marcus describes as, “returning to cinema’s origins in the documenting of reality, but with the particular twist given by the perspectives and angles of modernism.” With a similar relevance today, the campaign for London Symphony aims to demonstrate to the world that silent ‘non-commercial’ cinema still matters. Visit the Kickstarter page for more details.

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