Close-Up aims to make film culture and history accessible through its library, film screenings and the online publication of Vertigo Magazine.
Close-Up’s programmes present a series of films that shaped the art of cinema and its history. The programme also includes regular special events with filmmakers present to discuss their work. Close-Up is committed to supporting and developing the exhibition of independent and experimental cinema, focusing on the cross over between the arts and film culture.
The Library catalogue and online archive makes Close-Up the most comprehensive independent film resource in London. The collection of over 20,000 titles specialises in early cinema, classics, world cinema, documentaries, experimental films and video art. The book catalogue ranges from film theory, criticism and practice to history, biography and reviews.