Film Night: From Sunrise to Moonlight
Discover how Old Master painters like Rembrandt influenced the world of cinema with this special double bill
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Cert U/95 mins
Directed by FW Murnau and starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor and Margaret Livingston
Two clandestine lovers meet in the moonlight and dream of committing the perfect murder...Considered a masterpiece of early cinema, Sunrise centres on the rekindling of true love. This silent film was selected by cinematographer and collaborator on the Rembrandt’s Light exhibition, Peter Suschitzky, for its pioneering use of light.
Cert 15/110 mins
Directed by Barry Jenkins and starring Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae and Trevante Rhodes
This ravishing portrayal of a young man’s journey from a deprived youth to adulthood is a moving and dreamlike exploration of what it means to be black and gay in modern America, whilst cinematographer James Laxton’s rich, beautiful lighting design is rooted in the colour and light of Miami. An instant classic, Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017.
Presented in collaboration with Peckham Levels.
Please note this event takes place at Peckham Levels, Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
Images: Alex R Hibbert in Moonlight, 2016. Photo: David Bornfriend. George O'Brien and Margaret Livingston in Sunrise, 1927.