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Free films and events at LIFF26

There are a number of free films and events at LIFF26, including Unchosen Presents Ghosts with Nick Broomfield and The Golem + Live Organ Accompaniment. Please click on the links below for more information:

The Golem + Live Organ Accompaniment

Paul Wegener’s German expressionist horror classic is presented in a free screening in the magnificent surroundings of Leeds Town Hall with dramatic live organ accompaniment by Leeds city organist Simon Lindley. The Golem is based on a Jewish legend and adapted from the 1915 novel by Gustave Meyrick. It is set in the Jewish ghetto of medieval Prague in which the Rabbi Loew creates a giant out of clay who he animates with sorcery to become the fearsome Golem and save his people from persecution.

Magma Festival Presents

Join us for this special free event, a glass of fine Sicilian wine included! Magma – Mostra di Cinema Breve is an international short film festival which takes place in Acireale, a baroque town situated in the Eastern part of Sicily (Italy). LIFF26 is delighted to welcome Magma to Leeds to present a special selection of their international programming, including many of their jury award winners. The programme includes former Magma Grand Prix winner Last Train from Polish director Weronika Tofilska, about a desperately unhappy man who seeks refuge from his reality by retracing memories of his first love.

Pavilion Forum: Abandoned Projectors

LIFF presents a collaboration between Leeds City Art Gallery and Pavilion. Lucy Skaer’s Film for an Abandoned Projector (Pavilion, 2011) is a removed look at the once animated mechanisms of analogue film. Pavilion is exploring this alternate, uncomprehending and analytical look, as a phenomenon amidst current practices. A cluster of artists and thinkers will gather for a day of presentations, screenings and discussions centred on this issue, including Melvin Moti, Gintaras Didziapetris and Anthony Paul Smith.

Unchosen Presents Ghosts with Nick Broomfield
A special free screening of Nick Broomfield’s powerful, highly acclaimed 2006 drama Ghosts accompanied by a Skype interview with the director, presented in collaboration with Unchosen. Unchosen seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking through the medium of film and aims to make people aware of how trafficking impacts all our lives, and to give them the information they need to make a difference. Ghosts was inspired by the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, when Chinese cockle-pickers found themselves trapped by the incoming tide.

Please note – this is a free event, but in response to high audience demand and limited seating capacity, we are issuing tickets.  To reserve tickets, please contact Box Office on 0113 224 3801 or in person at the Carriageworks on Millennium Square.

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