The Curzon Film Centre was not just a cinema, it was many different things to different people. A family heirloom, a place for inspiration, relaxation and above all a safe space in a divided community where there were few.
The Curzon Project is a short documentary, which tells the story of the Curzon cinema on Belfast’s Ormeau Road which was open from 1936 and closed in 1999. Through interviews with the family who owned it, customers, projectionists and usherettes, the film’s narrative covers not only the history of the cinema, but its place in the community over 6 decades. It shares a glimpse into the lives of some of those for which the Curzon was a place to socialise, date, shelter and get inspired by classic movies on the silver screen.
Featuring John T. Davis, David Holmes and Kristian Nairn.
The Curzon Project is an Out of Orbit production, in association with Film Hub N.I., Kaffe O & Stylografik.
Dir: Jon Beer | 2018 | Northern Ireland | 17 mins