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Friday 21 February: The Liberated Film Club XII with Stewart Home

Friday 21 February: The Liberated Film Club XII with Stewart Home

It's not dark yet: the shallow months of 2020 watch the final commencement of the Liberated Film Club at Close-Up. We are delighted to welcome writer and artist Stewart Home to introduce the twelfth instalment.
Saturday 22 February: 8½

Saturday 22 February: 8½

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8 1/2 follows the dreams and visions of a jaded director (Marcello Mastroianni) as he bemusedly attempts his next great film, which may or may not take precedence over his own sexual desires. Fellini’s masterpiece “brought an entirely new dimension to the cinema: no fiction film had ever used dream and fantasy images for a serious examination of the psyche in so smooth, seamless, and uncontrived a way."
Sunday 23 February: L’avventura

Sunday 23 February: L’avventura

An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L’avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and best friend (Monica Vitti). Antonioni’s controversial masterwork is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.

Calendar

Sat 22 Feb 8:15pm
Sun 23 Feb 7:30pm
L’avventura
Mon 24 Feb 8:30pm
La strada
Wed 26 Feb 8:30pm
Satyricon
Sat 29 Feb 7:30pm
La dolce vita
Sat 14 Mar 6:00pm
Majed Neisi Programme 1
Sat 14 Mar 8:30pm
Majed Neisi Programme 2
Thu 02 Apr 6:00pm
Essay Film Festival: Drylongso