Cult Director Jeff Lieberman to be Honoured at CINE EXCESS

Written by Martin Unsworth Friday, 07 November 2014

Event News

Jeff Lieberman (SQUIRM, BLUE SUNSHINE, JUST BEFORE DAWN), American cult indie legend will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s CINE EXCESS cult film conference and festival.

The director will be in attendance, with his three seminal films all being screened over the course of the weekend and a special presentation by STARBURST's Jon Towlson on "The Films of Jeff Lieberman".

There is also a special screening of the new 40th anniversary release of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) as the opening night film, which also includes a Skype interview with actor Ed Neil. This will form part of the “Scum of the Earth: Horrific Hicks on Film” season running throughout the weekend.

CINE EXCESS takes place in Brighton on 14th – 16th November with its distinctive mix of filmmaker awards and retrospectives, exclusive film screenings and a themed three-day conference. All screenings are open to the public.

SUMMARY OF MAIN EVENTS AND SCREENINGS

Friday 14th November

Venue:  Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, University of Brighton

7.30pm - Lifetime Achievement Award: Jeff Lieberman in conversation with Xavier Mendik, followed by screening of SQUIRM (1976), introduced by the director.

Venue: Late night at Duke’s at Komedia Cinema, Brighton

11pm - 40th anniversary screening of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974), with Skype interview with actor Ed Neil.

Saturday 15th November

Venue: Late night at Duke’s at Komedia Cinema, Brighton

11pm - Screening: BLUE SUNSHINE (1978) introduced by Jeff Lieberman.

Sunday 16th November

Venue:  Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, University of Brighton 1pm-10.30pm ‘Scum of the Earth’ screening season, looking at ‘horrific hicks’ on film. Includes:

5.00pm - Screening:  JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981), introduced by director Jeff Lieberman.

8.00pm - Screening:  MIDNIGHT (1982), directed by John A Russo.

Further ‘Scum of the Earth’ screening season titles will be announced shortly.

Tickets for THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and BLUE SUNSHINE available from: Komedia box office. Tel: 0871 902 5728

Further details of events and screenings can be found at:  http://www.cine-excess.co.uk

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