Sally Potter season at the BFI

30.11.09
Tilda Swinton in Sally Potter's Orlando Dates: 2-28 December 2009 | Location: BFI, London The director of Rage, Orlando, The Man Who Cried and various other sumptuous, starry and/or identity-centric works is receiving a BFI retrospective, with a series of screenings (including showings of lesser-known and made for TV works), talks, and other events running throughout December. Potter and Tilda Swinton – star of Orlando, her adaptation of ...
Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

30.11.09
René Viénet, Can Dialectics Break Bricks? Martial Arts and Marxist aphorisms meet head on in René Viénet’s 1973 Situationist ‘détournement’ of a chop-socky Kung Fu movie. Taking Doo Kwang Gee’s ‘The Crush’ Viénet replaced all the original dialogue with lines like “Afterwards… The Workers Councils will be realized in generalized self-management,” turning a tale of warring clans into an hilarious yet thought-provoking account of the proletariat’s ...
Visionaries – Youth in High Definition

27.11.09
Visionaries: Youth in High Definition Date: 28 November, 12-8pm | Location: BFI Southbank, London Future Film in partnership with TrueTube presents Visionaries: Youth in High Definition, a day of film and activities where you can discover the power young people have to make a difference. Come and check out a huge collection of films (made by young filmmakers) that demonstrate the positive impact young people have on ...
Stuart Croft

26.11.09
Stuart Croft, The Stag Without a Heart (2009). Image courtesy of the artist. APEngine talks to Stuart Croft about how, as an artist, he makes films that explore the language of cinema – for the art gallery context… touching on Hitchcock and Hammer along the way. How and when did you start making film work? Did you train in filmmaking? I went to art school. I was a ...
To Whom It May Concern

25.11.09
Image courtesy of Ian Gouldstone Ian W. Gouldstone: In May 2009, I became animator-in-residence at Newport University with the simple goal of playing with animation for a month.  This was in direct response to my own (and sometimes others’) obsession with the finished product, that I sometimes forget to be spontaneous and have fun.  So, with ‘To Whom It May Concern’, I chucked all those anxieties ...
Ben Rivers at Picture This

25.11.09
Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species Dates: 26 November – 5 December 2009 | Location: Picture This Atelier, Bristol Picture This presents  two works by Ben Rivers, Origin of the Species and Slow Action. Both are about man’s relationship to nature and the legacy of Charles Darwin: Slow Action (which, appropriately enough, is a work in progress) addresses island biogeography, considering how life might flourish and develop ...
Film Studies For Free

24.11.09
filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com Film Studies For Free is a blog dedicated to sharing information about noteworthy freely-accessible sites that feature articles about film. The site was set up last year by academic researcher Catherine Grant who wants to “actively espouse the ethos of open access to digital scholarly material.” The links range from articles on Miyazaki, essays on Franju’s Eyes Without a Face, and theses on diverse subjects, ...