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FILM PROGRAMME

15 - 27 August 2017: Close-Up on Ousmane Sembène


A former bricklayer and soldier turned trade union organiser, Sembène is widely recognised today as one of the most prolific African writers and film makers.  He is celebrated today throughout Africa and around the world as the first African creative artist with a “virginal faith” in the redemptive and galvanizing power of art and as a filmmaker who used the barrel of the camera to restore the African self-image.
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This Month

30 - 31 August 2017: Peter Hutton's Haikus

30 - 31 August 2017: Peter Hutton's Haikus

Close-Up and Rattis Books pay tribute to the visionary artist Peter Hutton, one year on from his passing. This two-night programme focuses on a cross-section the filmmaker’s intimate and lush portraits of urban, rural and marine environments. We’re pleased to welcome Ed Halter to introduce the programme.

Coming Soon

3 - 24 September 2017: Close-Up on Ruth Beckermann

3 - 24 September 2017: Close-Up on Ruth Beckermann

Close-Up presents the first UK retrospective on the films of Ruth Beckermann, curated and introduced by Colm McAuliffe. Born in Vienna in 1952, Beckermann has been creating essay films and documentaries for 40 years and is well known internationally as one of Austria’s most courageous and spirited filmmakers. This programme explores the work of a director equally suspicious of closed narrative forms and linear views of history and memory.
5 September 2017: Non-linear: Magnets

5 September 2017: Non-linear: Magnets

Magnets addresses different identities in production specifically in relation to others around us. Many of the works take physical props and real-time situations as their points of focus; and we watch how these enhance dynamics of attraction, contradiction and confluence. Featuring works by Victoria Sin, Rachel Reupke, Charles Lofton and more. Curated by Shama Khanna for warehouse.

7 September - 26 October 2017: The Incredible Simultaneity Console

7 September - 26 October 2017: The Incredible Simultaneity Console

Gordon Shrigley presents  a season of twenty-eight artists’ film and videos to celebrate ten years of the artists-run DVD publication project Filmarmalade.
30 September 2017: Narrativize

30 September 2017: Narrativize

Unconscious Archives presents an evening of live film, digital art and performative actions exploring de/construction of narrative. Featuring Against Cinema by James Holcombe & Secluded Bronte30/09/2017 Close-Up Cinema, London by Esperanza ColladoOwed to Bussa by Foxy Moron, and abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz by Jörg Piringer. The artists will be present for Q&As following the screening.