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5 May 2016: Sasha Litvintseva: The Spectacle of History


Litvintseva's films excavate the layers of history embedded in landscape and architecture and propose the possibility of time travel in the present of the image.
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6 - 8 May 2016: Close-Up on Charles Burnett

6 - 8 May 2016: Close-Up on Charles Burnett

A key figure in the "L.A. Rebellion" of the 1970s, Charles Burnett has made a career in filmmaking without abandoning the principles that guided his earliest work – a fundamental commitment to render the complex lives of his characters in the most nuanced detail and an unerring respect for the sensibilities of his audiences.
6 May 2016: Several Friends + Killer of Sheep

6 May 2016: Several Friends + Killer of Sheep

In Several Friends, a group of eccentric and endearing young people converse in a variety of everyday settings. Killer of Sheep takes us down the corridors of everyday lives in the black ghetto of Watts.
7 May 2016: The Horse + My Brother's Wedding

7 May 2016: The Horse + My Brother's Wedding

Working at his parents' dry-cleaning establishment in the days before his brother’s marriage, Burnett’s protagonist is suddenly confronted by the return from prison of a friend from his youth.
8 May 2016: To Sleep with Anger

8 May 2016: To Sleep with Anger

After the neorealism of Killer of Sheep and the slice-of-life tragicomedy My Brother’s Wedding, To Sleep With Anger finds Charles Burnett fashioning a kind of cinematic magic realism by infusing modern-day melodrama with elements from the trickster narratives of African American folklore.

Coming Soon

12 - 15 May 2016: Close-Up on Miguel Gomes

12 - 15 May 2016: Close-Up on Miguel Gomes

To celebrate the release of Miguel Gomes’ newly released trilogy Arabian Nights, we present a retrospective of the Portuguese auteur’s feature films, culminating in an afternoon screening of all three volumes of his sprawling, six-hour, 1001 Nights adaptation.
19 May 2016: Stephen Dwoskin Dossier

19 May 2016: Stephen Dwoskin Dossier

To celebrate the publication of a dossier on the work of renowned filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin (1939-2012) in the journal Screen (vol. 57, no.1, Spring 2016), we will be showing a group of rarely screened short works by Dwoskin. The screening will be followed by informal discussion from some of the contributors to the dossier.
20 May 2016: Peter Gidal: Close Up

20 May 2016: Peter Gidal: Close Up

Peter Gidal and Mark Webber will introduce a screening of Gidal’s feature-length film Close Up to coincide with the publication of Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016, a collection of essays by one of film’s great polemicists.
21 May 2016: Guy Sherwin: Sound and Image

21 May 2016: Guy Sherwin: Sound and Image

Guy Sherwin will screen a selection of his films made for single projector and discuss some unorthodox methods and strategies of working with sound and image. This will be the first screening in the UK of "Notes" on 35mm!
22 May 2016: The Passenger

22 May 2016: The Passenger

Presented in association with Whitechapel Gallery as part of the retrospective celebrating the works of Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, curated by Oliver Fuke.
27 - 29 May 2016: Close-Up on Jonas Mekas

27 - 29 May 2016: Close-Up on Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas' highly personal film diaries recorded many of the "underground" events from the 1950s to the 80s as well as his own life, creating a unique body of work that is both a record of those eventful years and remarkable film poetry.