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23 - 24 November 2019: Berlin Alexanderplatz


Restored in 2006, Berlin Alexanderplatz is the summa of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's art, and the culmination of his lifelong relationship to Alfred Döblin's monumental novel of Berlin in the 1920s-a book the filmmaker said was “embedded in my mind, my flesh, my body as a whole, and my soul.” Please note: Berlin Alexanderplatz has a runtime of just over 15-hours and is screened over two days with intervals.

Saturday 23 November, 11am - 8pm
Berlin Alexanderplatz 1 - 7


Sunday 24 November, 11am - 8pm
Berlin Alexanderplatz 8 - 14

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November

1 October - 6 December 2019: Close-Up on Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1 October - 6 December 2019: Close-Up on Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Marking the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – and programmed in parallel to the Goethe-Institut's upcoming Jürgen Böttcher retrospective – we're pleased to present a selection of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's digitally restored film and television works from across his vast oeuvre.
2 November - 1 December 2019: East / West of Berlin

2 November - 1 December 2019: East / West of Berlin

Running parallel to our retrospectives on Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Jürgen Böttcher – organised to mark the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - this programme brings together a selection of disparate works that delve into Germany's recent sociopolitical past.
26 November 2019: Simon Payne: Systems Cinema

26 November 2019: Simon Payne: Systems Cinema

Simon Payne's videos are predominantly orientated around bold graphic forms and highly structured sequences that produce unexpected colour combinations and conflicting planes. This programme, originally commissioned by Lightcone (Paris), also includes 16mm films by three friends and colleagues: Nicky Hamlyn, Neil Henderson and Jennifer Nightingale.
26 November 2019 - 15 February 2020: A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella

26 November 2019 - 15 February 2020: A Worm’s Tail View is Often the True One: Films by Pere Portabella

The most ambitious, creative and complete retrospective of works by "the most important living director you’ve never heard of" – Pere Portabella – will tour London’s most engaged cultural institutions from November 2019 until February 2020. Organised by Winstanley Schtinter at Close-Up, ICA, Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto, Brixton Prison and University of Cambridge.

December

7 - 8 December 2019: Edge of Frame at LIAF 2019

7 - 8 December 2019: Edge of Frame at LIAF 2019

We're thrilled to welcome Edge of Frame back for four programmes of experimental animation as part of the London International Animation Festival (LIAF).

Calendar

Sat 23 Nov 11:00am
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Sat 23 Nov 8:30pm
Germany in Autumn
Sun 24 Nov 8:30pm
The State I Am In
Mon 25 Nov 7:00pm
Surrealism Course - Week 4
Tue 26 Nov 8:30pm
Simon Payne: Systems Cinema
Wed 27 Nov 9:00pm
Chinese Roulette
Sun 01 Dec 6:00pm
Heimat is a Space in Time
Fri 06 Dec 7:00pm
World on a Wire
Sat 07 Dec 5:00pm
Don't Count on Your Fingers