Kiss and Kill: film visions of Brighton

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery: 4 May – 1 Sept 2002

Brighton has played a starring role in many films, from seedy glamour and kiss-me-quick thrills to spivs and back-street gangsters. 

Kiss & Kill: film visions of Brighton revealed the many different visions of the city that have been created by filmmakers.

Around 40 feature films were represented including Brighton Rock, The First GentlemanGenevieve, Oh! What a Lovely War, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Carry On at Your Convenience, Quadrophenia and Circus. There were scripts, stills, newspapers and continuous showings of extracts from a selection of the most exciting and significant films. 

In contrast to these fictional representations of the town, there were examples of home-movies, documentary and news footage which described a very different Brighton featuring, for example, street parties in 1945, Royal visits, the 'Promettes', political conventions and

steam trains.

Kiss & Kill also premiered a specially commissioned film by Joe Tunmer, an award winning Brighton filmmaker of the new generation.

Press Coverage

Guardian Guide

11 May 2002
Kiss and Kill, short review with photograph and Kiss & Kill listing in 'Exhibitions' with brief description

4 May 2002
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Kiss & Kill featured as principal exhibitions with image “Be My Guest” on Jessica Lack's opening page of listings.

Independent Weekend Magazine

4 May 2002
Cover title 'Why Brighton still rocks' with three-page article 'Pier and loathing' focusing on Kiss & Kill, with six images, by Paul Barker.

Daily Telegraph

20 April 2002
Feature on Kiss & Kill by Nigel Richardson

Sunday Telegraph

12 May 2002
Listing by John McEwen on Brighton Museum and Kiss and Kill

9 June 2002
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Kiss & Kill in John McEwen's review. "Graffiti made epic"

Financial Times

27 July 2002
Antony Thorncroft: 'Kissing & Killing in Brighton'. Review of Kiss & Kill and new displays, with images.

Daily Express

12 April 2002
Kiss & Kill short preview with photograph

London Review of Books

23 May 2002
Large feature on Brighton Museum and Art Gallery and Kiss & Kill with photograph 

The Lady

30 April-6 May 2002
Kiss and Kill with photos

Art Quarterly

Spring 2002
Brighton Museum featured with photograph in “Art World: New galleries take a bow”; Kiss & Kill featured with photograph in ‘Exhibition highlights’.

BBC Front Row (Radio 4)

1 May 2002
Feature on Kiss & Kill by Sally Spurring also mentioning transformed Museum and Art Gallery


10 May 2002
Review of Kiss &Kill with colour photographs by Hattie Gordon

8 May 2002
Two page feature on Kiss and Kill with b/w and colour photographs 'Famous on film forever'.

30 January 2002
City's movie moments.

10 January 2002
Kiss & Kill preview.

Sussex Life

May 2002
Four and a half page feature on Kiss & Kill and associated activities

The Insight

April 2002
Small preview on Museum and Kiss & Kill

Good Looking Magazine

July 2002
Brighton Museum and Kiss and Kill listing

BBC TV South

10 May 2002
Southern Ways: Kiss & Kill


3 May 2002
Kiss & Kill

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