Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image in collaboration with Reading School of Art presents Essay Film Festival Prelude 1: The Cinema of Stephen Dwoskin and Trying to Kiss the Moon
This screening and discussion provides an introduction to the work of Stephen Dwoskin through his autobiographical montage-film Trying to Kiss the Moon (1994, 95min) and Anna Ambrose’s portrait The Cinema of Stephen Dwoskin (1984, 60min),
25 FPS Festival promotes and screens film types and genres that cross and broaden the notion of film as art, innovative explorations of cinematic language, narration and medium. Festival is open to expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film
Michele Fleming’s films bring together most of the artistic disciplines with which she worked and combine the rhythmic observation of the world around her with references to other films and, most of all, a multitude of books; they feature work with the text on screen, portrayals of bodies and the alternating superimposition of colour and black and white.
The Mashup Film Festival 2018 will take place in France from March 15th till April 15th.
CNC, LaCinetek, Europeana and Mashup Cinéma join their forces this year to propose a special program in the framework of the Mashup Film Festival 2018. The Festival will bring together heritage full-length films and contemporary short film mashups. A mashup is developed by picking up themes, images and sounds from the history of cinema to create an unprecedented film. The gaps between the original version and the new creation reveal esthetic, philosophic and cultural similarities and dissimilarities, referring to specific times and societies
New Beginnings for the New Year features a selection of Sadie Benning’s proto-riot grrl PXLvision cine-confessions, Peggy Ahwesh’s documentary-styled verité melodrama Martina’s Playhouse (1989) and Nina Fonoroff’s The Accursed Mazurka (1994), an epic collage consideration of spiraling mental illness, recovery and identity.
At the cross-over between performative arts and film, expanded cinema emerged in the mid-60s and is now considered to have influenced many aspects of contemporary media installations and performances. American artist pioneers explored its means in regards to politics and collective participation as well as radical subjective experimentation. In Britain filmmakers used its structural and analytical means to criticise the canons of commercial cinema.
Monday, February 5, 2018 (All day) to Monday, February 26, 2018 (All day)