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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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Close-Up on Charles Burnett

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.
Several Friends + Killer of Sheep

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.
The Horse + My Brother's Wedding

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.
To Sleep with Anger

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.

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Close-Up on Miguel Gomes

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.
Stephen Dwoskin Dossier

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.
Peter Gidal: Close Up

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.
Guy Sherwin: Sound and Image

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!
The Passenger

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.
The Chaplin Machine Book Launch

The Chaplin Machine Book Launch

Join Pluto Press and Close-Up in a special launch event to mark the release of The Chaplin Machine: Slapstick, Fordism and the Communist Avant-Garde by Owen Hatherley.
Close-Up on Jonas Mekas

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.

Calendar

Thu 05 May 8:00pm
The Spectacle of History
Sun 08 May 8:00pm
To Sleep with Anger
Thu 12 May 8:00pm
The Face You Deserve
Fri 13 May 8:00pm
Our Beloved Month of August
Sat 14 May 8:00pm
Tabu
Sun 15 May 2:45pm
Arabian Nights Trilogy
Thu 19 May 8:00pm
Stephen Dwoskin: 4 Shorts
Fri 20 May 8:00pm
Peter Gidal: Close Up
Sun 22 May 8:00pm
The Passenger
Sat 28 May 7:00pm
Lost Lost Lost
Sun 29 May 4:00pm
Jonas Mekas: Short Film Works
Sun 29 May 6:00pm
Walden
Sun 29 May 9:30pm
Meanwhile a Butterfly Flies