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Thu 25 July, 8.30pm: Textile Cinema: Amy Dickson, Jennifer Nightingale and Mary Stark

Thu 25 July, 8.30pm: Textile Cinema: Amy Dickson, Jennifer Nightingale and Mary Stark

Since 2006, Amy Dickson, Jennifer Nightingale and Mary Stark have been creating new links between experimental cinema and textile practices through their individual practice-based research projects. The selection of films and expanded cinema performances that they will show at Close-Up look to generate a dialogue around themes of craft, community, technology and the way different media measure time.
Fri 26 July, 8.15pm: Ruins and Resilience Book Launch

Fri 26 July, 8.15pm: Ruins and Resilience Book Launch

We’re delighted to host the launch of Karel Doing’s new book Ruins and Resilience, with a programme of 9 of his films. Doing’s weaves autobiographical elements and critical reviews together with his wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach, reflecting on his own practice by positioning key works within the context of a vibrant experimental film scene in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Sat 27 July, 5pm: Hong Kong Diaspora: Evans Chan’s To Liv(e)

Sat 27 July, 5pm: Hong Kong Diaspora: Evans Chan’s To Liv(e)

Curated by Eleanor Lu, this programme celebrates Vertigo magazine, UK’s leading independent film quarterly between 1993-2012 that championed the culture of independent moving image.
Sat 27 July, 8.15pm: Mirror

Sat 27 July, 8.15pm: Mirror

While Mirror, like all Tarkovsky’s films, pays homage to painting, music, and poetry, it also makes plain that the Russian director understood Mnemosyne to be the mother of the muses. Being a poet, he sought not only to retrieve the past but to reveal its essence – and in so doing to redeem an inherently flawed present. 
Sun 28 July, 6pm: F for Fake

Sun 28 July, 6pm: F for Fake

This playful homage to forgery and illusionism is the last film Orson Welles released before his death. Both a self-portrait and a wry refutation of the auteur principle, its labyrinthine play of paradoxes and ironies creates the cinematic equivalent of an Escher drawing.
Sun 28 July, 8pm: The Owl's Legacy

Sun 28 July, 8pm: The Owl's Legacy

Chris Marker's rarely seen magnum opus about the influence of the ancient Greek culture on the contemporary world remains his most elaborate project for television. For this screening Ehsan Khoshbakh

Calendar

Thu 25 Jul 8:30pm
Textile Cinema
Sat 27 Jul 8:15pm
Mirror
Sun 28 Jul 6:00pm
F for Fake
Sun 28 Jul 8:00pm
The Owl's Legacy
Thu 01 Aug 8:15pm
Bushman