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Thu 30 May, 8.15pm:  Video Visions: Stephen Littman / David Larcher

Thu 30 May, 8.15pm: Video Visions: Stephen Littman / David Larcher

A survey of some of Stephen Littman’s videos alongside sequences from the work of David Larcher (1942-2023) that Littman has compiled. Littman’s videos have included highly personal imagery as well as formal and process-orientated investigations of electronic imaging. Like Larcher, he has always been keen to explore the expressive potential of the technology and push it to extremes.
Fri 31 May, 8:15pm: The Gospel According to Matthew

Fri 31 May, 8:15pm: The Gospel According to Matthew

Pasolini’s disarmingly straightforward version of the life of Christ secured his reputation as a filmmaker, rather than simply a poet dabbling in cinema. Aiming to strip away the sanctimony typical of screen adaptations of the Gospels, Pasolini sought to recover the rough poetry of the original texts, pointedly omitting the “Saint” from his title to secularize Matthew.
Sat 1 June, 6:15pm: Funeral Parade of Roses

Sat 1 June, 6:15pm: Funeral Parade of Roses

A carnivalesque melding of documentary verité and avant-garde psychedelia, Funeral Parade of Roses offers a shocking and ecstatic journey through the nocturnal underworld of Tokyo's Shinjuku neighborhood, following the strange misadventures of a rebellious drag queen fending off his/her rivals.
Sat 1 June, 8:30pm: The Spirit of the Beehive

Sat 1 June, 8:30pm: The Spirit of the Beehive

"Grounded in the political realities of 1940s Spain, and in an autumnal natural reality of plowed fields, abandoned farmhouses, and empty streets, The Spirit of the Beehive attunes itself to the phantom realms of its child protagonists, where signs and wonders are everywhere, and new worlds await just outside the family home." – Jason Sanders
Sun 2 June, 5:45pm: Rome, Open City

Sun 2 June, 5:45pm: Rome, Open City

Rome, Open City is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake.
Sun 2 June, 8pm: Shoot the Pianist

Sun 2 June, 8pm: Shoot the Pianist

François Truffaut is drunk on the possibilities of cinema in this, his most playful film. Loaded with gags, guns, clowns, and thugs, this razor-sharp homage to the American gangster film is pure nouvelle vague.

Calendar

Thu 30 May 8:15pm
Video Visions
Sat 01 Jun 6:15pm
Funeral Parade of Roses
Sat 01 Jun 8:30pm
The Spirit of the Beehive
Sun 02 Jun 5:45pm
Rome, Open City
Sun 02 Jun 8:00pm
Shoot the Pianist
Fri 07 Jun 8:15pm
Stephen