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1 - 31 July 2016: Close-Up Cinema Year 1


Fall in love with getting lost this July at Close-Up Cinema, as we celebrate our first year anniversary with a month long programme of secret films that leaves everything to the imagination.

Featuring more than 23 lost, banned and forgotten films you cannot see anywhere else and you will not see again. No titles will be announced in advance, but each screening will be introduced by a special guest speaker, starting with Shezad Dawood and Chris Petit. Further guests will be announced on a weekly basis!
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Showing This Week

1 - 3 July 2016: Close-Up Cinema First Anniversary and Liberated Film Club Programme Launch

1 - 3 July 2016: Close-Up Cinema First Anniversary and Liberated Film Club Programme Launch

A suitably misleading preview of the month to come, introduced by series curator, Schtinter, followed by an experiment in disappearance and smear: Mordant Music’s birthday present to Iain Sinclair + All-night launch party and short film programme + Director, writer and critic Chris Petit presents an evening of his re-forgotten film work, including a live performance.

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8 - 10 July 2016: Epics of Ergot: Mole Down the Rabbit Hole

8 - 10 July 2016: Epics of Ergot: Mole Down the Rabbit Hole

Think Murnau’s Faust on holiday in Buñuel’s Spain with an Argentinean concubine, a giant bouncy ball, and a passion for breaking reality + Cinematography by the pre-eminent Polish Oscar-winning filmmaker, who accepted his trophy in Reebok sneakers, and was beaten to a pulp by Academy security + An undisputed masterpiece, and one of so few films exploring the full scope of Kazakhstan’s unmapped territories.
15 - 17 July 2016: Vincent Gallo Stopped at Calais

15 - 17 July 2016: Vincent Gallo Stopped at Calais

Murnau’s Faust didn’t take to Buñuel’s Spain; he is alive and well for the fall of the Berlin Wall, watching from a television set in the South of France + A double-bill for those who thought Elem Klimov’s Come and See, and more recently, Laszlo Nemes' Son of Saul, conveyed the full horror and the full madness of war + Documentary shorts by the uncredited inventor of stereo sound: a stroboscopic tour of corrupt Catholic architecture, and a documentary feature on the terms and conditions of General Franco; in commemoration of the Spanish Civil War.
22 - 24 July 2016: 30th Anniversary of the Death of Jean Genet

22 - 24 July 2016: 30th Anniversary of the Death of Jean Genet

Kicking off our celebration of Jean Genet with a film entirely unrelated to Jean Genet. A stranger believes he can predict crimes, and when one doesn’t happen everyone must pay; a deep, dark and immensely absorbing film + An independent film made in the mid-1960s about a hardware store in South America couldn’t possibly say so much of today, could it? +  By Genet's close friend, from whom Andy Warhol stole the name for that blonde, drug-addled German who crystallised the majesty of The Velvet Underground.
29 - 31 July 2016: Beyond Lost & Beyond Love

29 - 31 July 2016: Beyond Lost & Beyond Love

A deep reading of the ancient "heroes" uncovers a fact lost to the history of cinema, except perhaps in this film: the adventures and achievements of our heroes – Theseus for example – happened long before the age of consent + Your husband and your son leave you? Escape into the infinite potential of your dreams, fantasies, and necessarily distorted memories + First love as a first look at the true potential of liberation. Forbidden, lost, the essence of life itself. An astounding debut from the recent millennium.