Monday, 26 July 2010

Branchage in the Telegraph

If you didn't get a chance yesterday you should hunt down a copy of Sundays Telegraph, head home, make yourself comfortable, open the free magazine 'Stella,' flick through to page 54 and there it is....'A Girl's Guide to...JERSEY.' They've called Jersey the 'Why didn't we come here sooner?' island and they've given Branchage a sparkling mention!

Good to know that the lovely people at 'Stella' are on board with Branchage and with Jersey! Thanks Stella!

Only 2 chances left to see Guardian 'Pick of the Week' Isolation

Closing up an extraordinary run of performances at Picturehouse Cinemas around the UK, there are now only 2 dates left to catch ISOLATION with its live soundtrack.

It's the Guardian's Pick of the Week, and may well be the most poignant, beautiful and important cinema experience you'll have this year (or next, or the one after maybe).

Buy tickets for the Ritzy screening in Brixton tomorrow night (Tuesday 27th July) or in Brighton on Sunday 1st August.

More waxing lyrical about this event here: 

Guardian link here:

Tickets for Brixton here:

Tickets for Brighton here:

What more could you wish for?


Thursday, 22 July 2010

Gainsbourg, je t'aime

Bonjour tout le monde!

Do you like a little Serge? Who doesn't, the man charms you like you're a snake and he's got a pipe and a basket.  A pipe and a basket made of pure solid love that is.  Oh, and also he's got that amazing back catalogue of music, acting, directing, writing, photography...

To co-incide with the release of the new Gainsbourg bio-pic, unexpectedly titled 'Gainsbourg', Branchage is celebrating all things Serge at the Curzon Soho on July 30th - Joignez-nous pour celebrer la Bourg!

Join us for a night of film and live music - we've got it all going on late into the night.  A selection of Serge Gainbourg's video performances, Hige Club (a collective formed especially for this one-off event) perform Charlotte Gainsbourg's gallic album 'Charlotte Forever', penned by her father, and a live performance, by Andy Philip and Tim Rose, of Gainsbourg songs selected from his massive oeuvre.  Then it's into the screening room for a rare big-screen showing of Serge's 1976 directorial debut, the highly controversial JE T'AIME MOI NON PLUS - risque! - starring Jane Birkin and infamous Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro.

And here's the real kicker... Joann Sfar, director of said new Gainsbourg bio-pic, 'Gainsbourg', will be in attendance.

Read more, buy tickets, appreciez, ICI!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Heady days in the Suffolk sun. Team Branchage has been sampling the delights (and delightful it was) of Latitude Festival this weekend.

And it wasn't just a jolly... Branchage brought Amiina's live soundtrack to Lotte Reiniger's fairytale animations to the Film & Music Arena. And it was a packed out Arena.

What a pleasure to bring an original Branchage commission and a festival favourite to Latitude. As well previously performed scores to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Latitude commissioned a soundtrack to a third classic Reiniger piece - Aladdin.

The haunting live music from Amiina alongside those flickering marionette projections enchanted the crowds. Here's to all that filmy, musicy loveliness.

In other news - peopled played scrabble. That's latitude for you.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

ISOLATION - unmissable tour starts tomorrow

Tomorrow is the first performance of ISOLATION, on their UK tour. This remarkable documentary, based around the staggering statistic that a quarter of ex-soldiers end up on the streets when they return home, is widely thought of as the most important documentary of this past year.

Luke Seomore, co- director of the film, will accompany the screening with a live interpretation of his original score alongside musicians Michael Garrad and David Stephens. Tomorrow nights performance at the Greenwich picturehouse is set to be a profoundly moving evening and we urge you all to be there!

Click here for more information about tomorrow nights performance

Don't worry if you can't make it tomorrow night they will be up and down the country over the next 2 weeks:

15th Screen on the Green London
17th Fact Liverpool
18th Tyneside Newcastle
19th Hyde Park Leeds
20th York
21st Cambridge
22nd Oxford

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

ISOLATION tours the UK - not to be missed

There's now a chance for people around the country to see arguably the most important and moving UK documentary of the last year, ISOLATION, with a live soundtrack accompaniment, as it's set to tour Picturehouse cinemas around the country.

Atmospheric and impressionistic, this remarkable film follows photographer and ex-paratrooper Stuart Griffiths as he travels across the country documenting the physical and emotional scars of life after the army, uncovering the personal and controversial stories of young war veterans; a quarter of whom end up sleeping rough after returning from duty.  This beautifully shot and incredibly moving film very carefully highlights an often all too invisible group. 

To accompany the film, co-director Luke Seomore will be performing a live interpretation of his original score alongside musicians Michael Garrad and David Stephens.

The film and Seomore's pitch-perfect live accompaniment come together to make a profoundly moving and not-to-be-missed event.

The tour (14th July to 1st August) will take film and live soundtrack to London, Brighton, Cambridge, Liverpool, Oxford and York.