Shaun Ryder pulls out of Brighton Film Festival

By Paul Lacey

Shaun RyderShaun Ryder has cancelled his headline event in the See: Brighton Documentary Film Festival 2012 due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

The live event, In Conversation with Shaun Ryder, was to take place at the Brighton Dome’s Corn Exchange on Friday 30th and Ryder was to discuss his music career and recent documentary series on UFOs.

The nine-day event, 24th March – 1st April, will still feature live talks from the creative teams behind Senna and The Only Way is Essex in the BAFTA ‘masterclasses’.

Other headline events include the highly acclaimed Oxford-based music documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar and the Oscar shortlisted Under Fire: Journalists in Combat.

Major festival themes include contemporary global issues of ‘conflict’ and ‘revolution’, alongside a variety of other topics such as HBO’s real life vigilante documentary Superheroes and QPR football documentary Four Year Plan.

The festival, now entering its seventh year, has previously invited figures such as Louis Theroux and Nick Broomfield and organisers hope that this year’s festival will be “bigger and better event than ever before”.

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