Andrew Weatherall, Michael Smith, Maxy Bianco, Nina Walsh, Franck Alba
Wednesday 31st May, 6.30pm at BFI Southbank, London
The BFI Southbank, London is bringing together for one night only acclaimed film-maker, broadcaster Michael Smith (BBC Culture Show, The Giro Playboy, Unreal City), director Maxy Bianco with frequent musical collaborator the acclaimed DJ and musician Andrew Weatherall, infamous for helping create the sounds of Acid House, from remixing the Happy Mondays, Primal Scream, co-founding pioneering Boys Own label across the 90s to creating seminal outfits Sabres of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen and The Rotters Club. Weatherall worked on the soundtrack with long time collaborator Nina Walsh, who together are The Woodleigh Research Facility (Rotters Golf Club).
The special live event will present three short screenings created by Smith and Bianco, collectively titled Stranger on the Shore, with spoken-word from Michael Smith and live music from Andrew Weatherall, Franck Alba and Nina Walsh.
Stranger on the Shore presents three short works exploring the British coast. It’s different by the sea. A bit strange even. Just as the coast lies on the edges of the land, it also lies on the margins of the culture, and has always been a site of eccentricity, transgression, colour and romance.

Stranger on the Shore Trailer 1

Hounds of Whitby Trailer 2

Ticketing: £12 – £15 per ticket

BFI Southbank box office tel: 020 7928 3232 (Open 11.30 – 20.30 daily)

STRANGER ON THE SHORE Live Wednesday 31st May, 6.30pm at BFI Southbank, London

About Michael Smith Author of The Giro Playboy, Shorty Loves Wing Wong and Unreal City published by Faber & Faber, broadcaster for BBC’s Culture Show, BBC4 commissioned series’, Michael Smith’s Drivetime and Citizen Smith. He has brought together moving image, music and literature for partners including The Barbican and The Durham Literary Festival, and has presented at Port Elliott, SouthBank Centre, Edinburgh Festival.

About Maxy Bianco is a filmmaker whose work explores the raggy fringes of a forgotten England and the strange lives of the marginalised characters who haunt it. His first film, ‘Can House,’ about a house decorated and adorned with Foster’s beer cans, was a cult hit in the art and literary worlds, the film played at various festivals across Britain and Europe. Another England, made with Smith, was a series of video-poems exploring the post-industrial hinterlands of the Tees Estuary. His next film, Pig the Dog, was commissioned by The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts and shown on Channel 4, and was nominated for best short at LA New Filmmakers.