Massimo Bacigalupo (Rapallo, Genoa, Italy, 1947). His first works were produced for the local Amateur Film Club. For some years he helped organize the Rapallo International Amateur Film Festival. In 1966 his feature Quasi una tangente was awarded first prize in the Montecatini Film Festival. Bacigalupo, who was nineteen-year-old at the time, remembers that he was sitting in the audience with Lillian Gish and Anita Loos, who happened to be visiting Montecatini (Lillian was a friend of Massimo’s parents).
The Moving Image Salon is a monthly gathering in London for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. It is intended as a relaxed and open space for conversation and exchange about contemporary moving image practices, a networking event and critical forum.
For the release of issue No. 2 of the magazine Les saisons, une part discrète du film, we are organizing a 16 mm screening of a series of films (2007-2011) by João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva and of Event for a Stage (2014) by Tacita Dean - artists and filmmakers that we publish in this issue alongside Deborah Stratman, Lav Diaz, Mauricio Freyre and Margaret Tait.
The BFI are delighted to announce the rediscovery of Bauhaus teacher and artist László Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years. The experimental film, from one of the most influential figures of the avant-garde, was found at the BFI National Archive and correctly identified by BFI Curators.