Sarah Turner on Perestroika

16.10.09
Sarah Turner APEngine talks to Sarah Turner, about her new experimental feature, Perestroika, which premieres at the London Film Festival. Why did you start making films? Oh god, I wasn’t really expecting a question like that! I went to art school because basically I was useless. Like everyone who goes to art school. There’s a quote – something like “People who go to art school don’t know what to ...
Mark Webber

14.10.09
Showing the festival: Gustav Deutsch's FILM IST. a girl & a gun APEngine talks to Mark Webber about his programming for the London Film Festival. How – why – did you start programming? As a teenager I was obsessed with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground and reading books about The Factory and getting a little glimpse into that world, the New York underground. That’s my way in. I ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Crossing Paths: Part One: email notes from Anna Thew

22.09.09
Fragments for Eye Drift, image courtesy of Anna Thew My main link with Derek after Chelsea and Butlers Wharf, was through Steve Farrer at the London Filmmakers Co-op, Thomas Mutke, and the gay scene. Steve used to go to the Subway club, which Derek frequented, and then they had this wandering life on the Heath at night, which I’d hear a lot about, and was in awe ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Crossing Paths: Part Two: notes by Anna Thew for Tony Peake, Derek Jarman’s biographer

22.09.09
Behind Closed Doors, image courtesy of Anna Thew I met Derek in 1977, through Kevin Whitney and Keith Milow, who were in the orgy scene in Jubilee.  I was a painting student at Chelsea.  I went to the cast and crew preview of Jubilee in some warehouse space, with Kevin and Jock McFadyen  (Keith Milow was my favourite tutor, or I was his favourite student). Later I ...