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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.
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

"I talk during much of the film, reminiscing about this and that. Mostly it's about myself, as a Displaced Person, my relation to home, Memory, Culture, Up-rootedness, Childhood." – Jonas Mekas
Lost Lost Lost

Lost Lost Lost

Lost Lost Lost comprises fourteen years of filming, starting from his arrival in America as a political refugee. It documents the New York counterculture of the '50s and the development of Mekas' own filming style.
Walden

Walden

"Since 1950 I have been keeping a film diary. I have been walking around with my Bolex and reacting to the immediate reality: situations, friends, New York, seasons of the year. On some days I shot ten frames, on others ten seconds, still on others ten minutes. Or I shot nothing." – Jonas Mekas
Meanwhile a Butterfly Flies

Meanwhile a Butterfly Flies

To conclude our season on Jonas Mekas we're proud to present Julius Ziz's poetic documentary, an intimate homage to his friend Jonas Mekas.  Ziz will attend the screening for Q&A.

Coming Soon

Kurt Kren: Structural Films Screening and Book Launch

Kurt Kren: Structural Films Screening and Book Launch

Kurt Kren was a vital figure in Austrian avant-garde cinema of the post-war period. His structural films, often shot frame-by-frame following elaborately pre-scored charts and diagrams, have influenced filmmakers for decades, even as Kren himself has remained a nomadic and obscure public figure.
Miranda Pennell: People in Motion, People at Rest

Miranda Pennell: People in Motion, People at Rest

Pennell has produced a body of award-winning film and video work that explores forms of collective performance, whether dancers, soldiers or fight directors. This programme brings together both early and recent works, and the evening will also include Pennell’s latest film The Host.
Leila and the Wolves

Leila and the Wolves

Following Filmarmalade's programme of Miranda Pennell's films at Close-Up, we will screen one of Pennell's favourite films, Heiny Srour's Leila and the Wolves. Pennell will introduce the film and will be in conversation with Palestinian writer and commentator Nadia Hijab following the screening.
Hand and Machine

Hand and Machine

This programme presents seven recent film works from Australian diy cine experimentalists Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie exploring the primitive apparatus of cinema and the relation between hand and machine. Richard Tuohy will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the screening.
Re-membering the Lost Ones in the Films of Stan Brakhage

Re-membering the Lost Ones in the Films of Stan Brakhage

This programme and talk will focus on the theme of dissolution and the process of recovering and re-membering the departed in several key films by Stan Brakhage which cover his entire career.
Ikarie XB 1

Ikarie XB 1

Part of Second Run’s strand of screenings at Close-Up, presenting a selection of the masterpieces from their catalogue, we are delighted to screen JindÅ™ich Polák seminal work of fantasy cinema, Ikarie XB 1. The film is presented in a superb new anamorphic digital transfer with restored picture and sound.
Alex Cox's Introduction to Film Book Launch and Screenings

Alex Cox's Introduction to Film Book Launch and Screenings

Join Kamera Books and Close-Up in a special programme of films to mark the release of Alex Cox's Introduction to Film: A Director's Perspective. Gareth Evans will be in conversation with Alex Cox to discuss his new book.
I Could Read the Sky

I Could Read the Sky

As part of The Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival, Gareth Evans will be in conversation with writer Timothy O'Grady about the film based upon his photographic novel I Could Read the Sky.
Indefinite Visions Part I

Indefinite Visions Part I

This two-day event brings together academics, filmmakers and artists to explore the indefinite and the illegible in film – from artists’ film and video to experimental film and commercial cinema. Each programme includes a variety of screenings on 35mm, 16mm, and digital, bringing together recent examples of indefinite vision in experimental film.
Indefinite Visions Part II

Indefinite Visions Part II

This two-day event brings together academics, filmmakers and artists to explore the indefinite and the illegible in film – from artists’ film and video to experimental film and commercial cinema. Each programme includes a variety of screenings on 35mm, 16mm, and digital, bringing together recent examples of indefinite vision in experimental film.
Penda's Fen

Penda's Fen

To celebrate David Rudkin's 80th birthday, we will screen one of the masterworks of British television drama, Alan Clarke's Penda's Fen, fuelled by an imaginative response to Penda, the last pagan king of England.
Celluloid Symposium: Analogue! Accident! Alchemy!

Celluloid Symposium: Analogue! Accident! Alchemy!

Chaired by Helen Dewitt, this panel discussion will focus on the use of analogue film technologies in a predominantly digital age, with the participation of Nicholas Abrahams, Douglas Hart, Bea Haut.

Calendar

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
Mon 30 May 8:00pm
Kurt Kren: Structural Films
Fri 03 Jun 8:00pm
Leila and the Wolves
Sat 04 Jun 8:00pm
Hand and Machine
Tue 07 Jun 8:00pm
Re-membering the Lost Ones
Fri 17 Jun 8:00pm
Ikarie XB 1
Sat 18 Jun 5:15pm
Burn!
Sat 18 Jun 5:15pm
Burn! + Walker
Sat 18 Jun 8:00pm
Walker
Sun 19 Jun 6:00pm
I Could Read the Sky
Sun 19 Jun 8:00pm
Repo Man
Fri 24 Jun 7:30pm
Indefinite Visions I
Sat 25 Jun 8:00pm
Indefinite Visions II
Sun 26 Jun 8:00pm
Penda's Fen