Join us on Tuesday 26 November from 6pm until 9pm for the opening of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013.
Siobhan Davies and David Hinton discuss their film All This Can Happen with Brian Bahouth for KVMR.
Join us for an exclusive London screening on Tuesday 19 November, followed by a discussion and Q&A by directors Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, led by Gareth Evans (Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery).
‘If you can bestow me this pain, imagine what pleasures you can cause me.‘
Part documentary, part art film, part cinematic love letter; Maja Borg’s Future My Love, opening on Friday 15 November, is an intimate and singular work that draws provocative parallels between our hearts and the world we move through.
Ahead of Friday’s screening and discussion around British science fiction film Quatermass II, Patrick Keiller introduces the film.
The first episode of The Quatermass Experiment, Nigel Kneale’s first BBC-TV Quatermass serial, was broadcast on 18 July 1953. As far as anyone knows, only the first two of its six episodes survive, but Quatermass II (1955) and Quatermass and the Pit (1958-9) are each complete. In Quatermass II, Professor Bernard Quatermass, the director of the British Experimental Rocket Group, is played by John Robinson. His project is interrupted by an invading extraterrestrial intelligence that colonises humans in a manner similar to, but seemingly independent of, that in Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers (1955). By the time of Val Guest’s feature-film adaptation Quatermass 2 (1957), the Spadeadam Rocket Establishment was being built on Spadeadam Waste, about 20 miles north-east of Carlisle. In the film, though not in the earlier television series, Quatermass’s rocket research establishment is located somewhere near Carlisle.
At Friday’s Culture Now, author Peter York will be in conversation with Michael Bracewell to discuss his latest book The Blue Riband: The Piccadilly Line. The book charts the progress of the dream of grandeur and aspiration in London, and is part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin Books. Here’s an extract from The Blue Riband.
Iain Sinclair and Chris Petit introduce the opening screening of Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), the monumental series directed for German television by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
This coming weekend (16-17 November) provides the final chance to see the complete 14 episode series screened from remastered 35mm prints – the first time in the UK this has happened. The event is part of Iain Sinclair’s 70×70 project in which the author curates a season of 70 classic films throughout his 70th birthday year.
Listen to Iain Sinclair interviewed on BBC World Service about this unique event (starting from 45 minutes in – available until 17 November).
A mysterious video clip surfaced recently on YouTube: high-angle surveillance on wet road, the cabin of a truck with a seductive geometry of wheels and gears, thumping skull-rattling underlay of drums and bass. Monochrome or colour-desaturated European motorways: after Wenders, post-post-Petit, our man Stanley Schtinter.