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3 December 2016: Jennifer


This programme presents Nina Danino’s most recent feature film Jennifer, which unfolds the life of an enclosed monastery over the course of one day creating a portrait of both the interior of the building and of Jennifer, a Carmelite nun. Preceded by the exultant and feverish swoop of Stabat Mater, which combines handheld camerawork with a fragmented recitation of Molly Bloom's soliloquy from Joyce's Ulysses. Danino will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
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4 - 29 December 2016: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

4 - 29 December 2016: Close-Up on Andrei Tarkovsky

Marking the 30th Anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky’s death, we’re honoured to present four pairings of the Russian master’s films with a selection of masterpieces drawn from Second Run’s catalogue. Mehelli Modi has kindly chosen films that echo and contrast the auteur’s themes and philosophy – often in frequently surprising ways. We also present a double bill of Tarkovsky’s films produced in exile, before finally ending on the day of actual day of his passing with a special night of poetry and remembrance, featuring the extraordinary film-poem Mirror.
4 December 2016: Take Two: Ivan's Childhood / My Way Home

4 December 2016: Take Two: Ivan's Childhood / My Way Home

Beginning our selection of Tarkovsky double bills, Second Run presents Ivan’s Childhood with the first masterpiece by acclaimed Hungarian Auteur Miklós Jancsó. Much like Tarkovsky’s own extraordinary World War II film, My Way Home delves into the devastating psychological effects of conflict on the young, to create a deeply moving and poetic view of life during wartime.

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8 December 2016: Craigslist Allstars

8 December 2016: Craigslist Allstars

For the past years Samira Elagoz has been collecting intimate encounters with strangers, committing these to film that strikes a delicate balance between fiction and reality. Through Craigslist, Elagoz arranges one-on-one meetings with a wide variety of men in three different cities and explores how the camera influences intimacy between two strangers: The documentarian and the subject.
9 December 2016: Edge of Frame: Elemental Animation

9 December 2016: Edge of Frame: Elemental Animation

Part of the Edge of Frame Weekend and curated by Edwin Rostron, this programme presents a series of works which use the material of film itself as a canvas, immersing us in strange and previously unseen worlds, and displaying the breadth and scope of abstract film.
10 December 2016: Transgression

10 December 2016: Transgression

Karel Doing presents a programme exploring cinematic mischief, with a collection of works that undermine and disrupt contemporary political discourse whilst providing a counterpoint to aestheticism – a tonic for the modern malaise.
11 December 2016: Push and Pull: Films by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart

11 December 2016: Push and Pull: Films by Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart

Working individually and collaboratively, Lilli Carré and Alexander Stewart share a particular fascination with the history, processes and artefacts of animation. Their work encompasses a wide range of techniques, from drawn and digital animation, to live-action film and video, printmaking, ceramics and comics. Edge of Frame presents a selection of their moving image works on video and 16mm.
16 December 2016: Adaptations: Patience (After Sebald)

16 December 2016: Adaptations: Patience (After Sebald)

Gareth Evans presents a special screening to mark the 15th anniversary of the untimely death of W.G. Sebald with readings by his close friend, poet Stephen Watts. Evans will be in conversation with director Grant Gee following the screening.
28 December 2016: Adaptations: Alice in Wonderland

28 December 2016: Adaptations: Alice in Wonderland

Marking 50th year since it was first broadcast, we’re pleased to present a screening of Jonathan Miller’s darkly psychedelic rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Miller's television adaptation is both a completely logical translation of the book, and a radical departure from convention.
30 December 2016: Second Run: Three Wishes for Cinderella

30 December 2016: Second Run: Three Wishes for Cinderella

We’re thrilled to host Second Run for a screening of the Czech Christmas classic Three Wishes for Cinderella – a much-loved version of the Cinderella fairytale, re-worked through the lens of socialist feminism. Mehelli Modi will introduce the film in its original un-cut version.