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FILM PROGRAMME

Sat 13 July, 6pm: From Bliss to Garden Pieces: Gregory Markopoulos and Margaret Tait


Curated by Peter Todd, this programme is centred on two films by visionary filmmakers Gregory J. Markopoulos and Margaret Tait. Both films centre on place; interior in Bliss and exterior in Garden Pieces. It also celebrates the preservation, advocacy, and restoration necessary to continued circulation of such works.
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Fri 12 July, 8.15pm: Repulsion

Fri 12 July, 8.15pm: Repulsion

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.
Sat 13 July, 8pm: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

Sat 13 July, 8pm: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

Kenneth Anger’s work fundamentally shaped the aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s subcultures, the visual lexicon of pop and music videos and queer iconography. These nine films form the basis of Anger’s reputation as one of the most influential pioneers of avant-garde film and video art.
Sun 14 July, 5.30pm: Rear Window

Sun 14 July, 5.30pm: Rear Window

Hitchcock’s creative use of camera angles, shot predominantly from Jefferies’s apartment window, draws viewers into the tantalizing world of voyeurism.
Sun 14 July, 8pm: The Zone of Interest

Sun 14 July, 8pm: The Zone of Interest

Loosely inspired by the 2014 novel of the same name by Martin Amis, Glazer has created a singular, unsettlingly timeless representation of inhumanity and our capacity for indifference in the face of atrocity, filmed and edited with aptly cold precision and punctuated with an ominous score by Mica Levi.

In July

5 - 12 July 2024: Repulsion

5 - 12 July 2024: Repulsion

Roman Polanski followed up his international breakthrough Knife in the Water with this controversial, chilling tale of psychosis. Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.
6 - 21 July 2024: The White Ribbon

6 - 21 July 2024: The White Ribbon

Shot in austerely beautiful black-and-white and featuring a sprawling cast of characters reminiscent of a 19th century novel, The White Ribbon marks Haneke’s most ambitious – and unsettling – investigation yet into society’s hidden violence and the evils transmitted from parents to children.

7 - 20 July 2024: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

7 - 20 July 2024: Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

Kenneth Anger’s work fundamentally shaped the aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s subcultures, the visual lexicon of pop and music videos and queer iconography. These nine films form the basis of Anger’s reputation as one of the most influential pioneers of avant-garde film and video art.
19 - 28 July 2024: F for Fake

19 - 28 July 2024: 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.
20 - 27 July 2024: Mirror

20 - 27 July 2024: 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. 
25 July 2024: Textile Cinema: Amy Dickson, Jennifer Nightingale and Mary Stark

25 July 2024: 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.
26 July 2024: Ruins and Resilience Book Launch

26 July 2024: 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.
27 July 2024: Hong Kong Diaspora: Evans Chan’s To Liv(e)

27 July 2024: 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.
28 July 2024: The Owl's Legacy

28 July 2024: 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

Coming Soon

1 - 10 August 2024: Bushman

1 - 10 August 2024: Bushman

Truth is stranger than fiction in Bushman, a rare sort of film portrait, part documentary, part imagined – poetic in its approach to real events. Through a blend of irony, poetry and nuanced storytelling, Bushman follows Gabriel, a young Nigerian, living in San Francisco. Lovestruck and culturally stranded he faces the harsh realities of life in the 60’s.
2 - 17 August 2024: A Tribute to Donald Sutherland

2 - 17 August 2024: A Tribute to Donald Sutherland

Sutherland could play goofy or sinister, grotesque or romantic, misfits or normies, with an astutely deployed half-smile that could be amiable or menacing, sometimes both at once. In the wake of his passing, we pay tribute to Donald Sutherland with a programme of three of his most iconic roles.
4 - 24 August 2024: Variety

4 - 24 August 2024: Variety

Christine, a bright and unassuming young woman, takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, Christine soon develops an obsession that begins to consume her life.
4 August 2024: Celluloid Underground followed by Q&A with Ehsan Khoshbakht

4 August 2024: Celluloid Underground followed by Q&A with Ehsan Khoshbakht

While recounting the life of his deceased friend and master Ahmad Jorghanian (an underground film collector in Iran), Ehsan Khoshbakht constructs a self-portrait that takes the form of a dazzling collage, where recordings of the two film buffs’ relationship coexist with fictional insertions, and glimpses of film history fill the gaps of an interrupted tale.
8 August 2024: One Minute Volume 12

8 August 2024: One Minute Volume 12

Over the last 16 years artist filmmaker Kerry Baldry has been curating and organising screenings of artists moving image titled One Minute. Each programme includes an eclectic mix of work made within the duration of one minute by artists at varying stages of their careers.
9 - 31 August 2024: Close-Up on Béla Tarr

9 - 31 August 2024: Close-Up on Béla Tarr

Béla Tarr is the ultimate auteurist’s auteur, an artist who ascended from a cult director little known outside of his native Hungary to one of the most revered figures in world cinema today, all the while stoking an enflamed cinephilia among his growing legion of passionate followers. We're delighted to present five of his feature films, some in new restorations.
16 - 31 August 2024: In tribute to Shelley Duvall: 3 Women

16 - 31 August 2024: In tribute to Shelley Duvall: 3 Women

In tribute to Shelley Duvall (1949-2024). This dreamlike masterpiece from Robert Altman careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal, resulting in one of the most unusual and compelling films of the 1970s.

Calendar

Sat 13 Jul 6:00pm
From Bliss to Garden Pieces
Sun 14 Jul 5:30pm
Rear Window
Sun 14 Jul 8:00pm
The Zone of Interest
Fri 19 Jul 8:15pm
F for Fake
Sat 20 Jul 8:00pm
Mirror
Sun 21 Jul 6:00pm
From Bliss to Garden Pieces
Sun 21 Jul 8:00pm
The White Ribbon
Thu 25 Jul 8:30pm
Textile Cinema