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24 April 2019: The Childhood of a Leader


We're thrilled to welcome Brady Corbet and Stacy Martin to present a special screening of Corbet's debut, in tribute to Scott Walker. Loosely inspired by the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Margaret MacMillan, The Childhood of a Leader is a nightmarish coming-of-age tale charting the early stirrings of despotism in a French choirboy.
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April

23 April - 15 May 2019: Close-Up on the Czechoslovak New Wave

23 April - 15 May 2019: Close-Up on the Czechoslovak New Wave

Coinciding with the UK premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur's epic documentary CzechMate: In Search of Jirí Menzel at Close-Up, we're thrilled to present a programme of masterpieces from the Czech and Slovak New Wave.
24 April - 31 May 2019: Close-Up on Scott Walker

24 April - 31 May 2019: Close-Up on Scott Walker

In memory of the late great Scott Walker, Close-Up is honoured to present three films featuring of his original scores alongside a selection of cinematic masterpieces originally selected by Scott for his edition of Meltdown Festival in 2000. Introductions by special guests and a series of listening sessions will continue to be announced over the coming weeks.
25 April 2019: Filmarmalade: Doozy

25 April 2019: Filmarmalade: Doozy

Part creative documentary, part essay film, Richard Squires' debut uses animated antihero "Clovis" as a means to explore the 1960s voice casting of actor Paul Lynde as a series of Hanna-Barbera villains. Through the lens of one of Hollywood’s hidden queer histories, Doozy contemplates cartoon villainy and hysterical masculinity; the use of voice to signify "otherness" and the frequently uneasy relationship between character and actor.
26 April 2019: The Liberated Film Club IV

26 April 2019: The Liberated Film Club IV

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it." We're thrilled to welcome Chloe Aridjis as our special guest for the fourth instalment of The Liberated Film Club, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.

May

1 - 29 May 2019: The Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

1 - 29 May 2019: The Films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

Despite the importance and influence of their work, there has not been a UK retrospective of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub's films since the early 1990s. Close-Up is thrilled to be part of this three-month multi-venue programme, presenting a selection of their features and shorts, as well as the films Straub shot on his own after 2006, which reaffirm with equal strength the aesthetic and political principles that had guided their previous works.
3 May 2019: Gwendolyn

3 May 2019: Gwendolyn

One of the founding members of Close-Up, Gwendolyn Leick, the London-based Austrian protagonist of Ruth Kaaserer’s latest film, is in her mid-sixties, barely weighs 52kg and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. The film documents her return to training following a cancer diagnosis. We're thrilled to welcome Gwendolyn Leick and director Ruth Kaaserer for a Q&A session.
12 May 2019: Guy Sherwin and Peter Todd: Recent Work

12 May 2019: Guy Sherwin and Peter Todd: Recent Work

We’re thrilled to present a hybrid programme of digital videos by Guy Sherwin and 16mm films by Peter Todd. These recent works will be shown in an indeterminate way, enabling connections to be made unique to the screening. Both filmmakers will be present throughout and will participate in a discussion following the screening.
25 May 2019: Alt/Kino: Terror Nullius

25 May 2019: Alt/Kino: Terror Nullius

ALT/KINO presents the London premiere of Soda_Jerk's sample-based political revenge fable TERROR NULLIUS, preceded by Lewis Klahr's Pony Glass and Eileen Maxson's Cinderella+++ – short films that explore notions of sampling and re-mixing traditional cultural narratives in different ways. Soda_Jerk will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.
24 May 2019: The Liberated Film Club V

24 May 2019: The Liberated Film Club V

We're thrilled to welcome Athina Tsangari as our special guest for the fifth instalment of The Liberated Film Club, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night. This event will be the first opportunity to purchase the new purge.xxx vinyl record release by Schtinter's longterm collaborator, Frans Zwartjes.

Calendar

Fri 26 Apr 8:15pm
The Liberated Film Club IV
Sat 27 Apr 6:00pm
The Firemen's Ball
Sat 27 Apr 8:00pm
Daisies