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25 March 2017: Man of Marble


Often described as the Polish Citizen Kane, Wajda’s epic Man of Marble operates as both an electrifying political saga and a compelling analysis of the nature of cinema itself. Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer, glorified in a marble statue as a State-promoted ‘Worker’s Hero’ is subsequently removed from all official mention in 1952. Birkut’s rise and fall and disappearance into obscurity provides Wajda with a framework for a brave reassessment of the period.

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25 March 2017: Man of Iron

25 March 2017: Man of Iron

Following on from Man of Marble and the story of Mateusz Birkut’s heroism, is the story of his son, Maciej Birkut. A journalist is tasked with finding out what’s really going on with Maciej, the leader of the striking shipyard workers. Being young and radical himself, the journalist fits in easily with the organisation he is trying to infiltrate. In fact he fits in so well, believing himself in the idea of workers’ rights, that he’s forced to pick between his career and following his heart.
26 March 2017: Bright Waters: The Films of Jessica Sarah Rinland

26 March 2017: Bright Waters: The Films of Jessica Sarah Rinland

Jessica Sarah Rinland presents a programme of her recent works, followed by a Q&A with Gareth Evans.
26 March 2017: The Promised Land

26 March 2017: The Promised Land

Adapted from Nobel Laureate Władysław Reymont's classic 1897 novel, The Promised Land is the story of three friends one Polish, one German and one Jewish - united in their ruthless pursuit of fortune. With stunning camerawork and sumptuous design, Wajda depicts the explosive energy of a world being transformed by rampant industrialisation.

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28 March 2017: William Raban: Making Films Politically?

28 March 2017: William Raban: Making Films Politically?

Close-Up and Carroll/Fletcher are delighted to present a programme of films by William Raban. Artist filmmaker William Raban was a central figure of the London Film-makers' Co-operative. Initially known for his landscape and expanded cinema works of the 1970s, Raban's films from the 1990s onwards look at the island of Britain and its people, in the context of the global economy and the effects of urban change. The programme will be followed by a Q&A with William Raban, moderated by Steve Fletcher.
29 March 2017: Extracted and Circulated

29 March 2017: Extracted and Circulated

Charting new lines through their individual and shared practices Sasha Litvintseva & Graeme Arnfield present a programme that commingles their own recent film works with images collected and re-presented from the disorganised archives of YouTube. Allowing each video to become starting points for each other, the screening aims to dissolve the hierarchies of found, processed and produced material.
30 March 2017: Prismatic Music: The Films of Joseph Bernard

30 March 2017: Prismatic Music: The Films of Joseph Bernard

Close-Up and Brand New Blinkers are thrilled to present the first UK programme devoted to the films of Joseph Bernard, including a new sound collaboration that Joseph has embarked on with composer Simon Gore, who has scored a soundtrack to Joseph’s White Film.
31 March - 2 April 2017: Toil and Trouble: The Films of Ing K

31 March - 2 April 2017: Toil and Trouble: The Films of Ing K

Ing K's fiercely partial interventions into a deeply divided Thailand riven by political unrest have made her a divisive figure at home. Her vocal broadsides against the "[international film] festival mafia" or "Thai Studies types" (who are often critical of her political affiliations) show that she doesn’t skirt controversy abroad either. Yet there can be no question about it: Ing K’s often troubling and always-forceful films deserve to be seen. This programme – the first UK retrospective of her work – comprises Ing K’s two fictional features and a selection of her documentary works.