Close Up

25 March 2019: The Liberated Film Club III

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Free to attend for Close-Up members, but booking is essential.

"Because you're sick of knowing exactly what you're going to get and you're sick when you get it."

The Liberated Film Club began as a pirate DVD company, issuing irregular mail-order catalogues of lost, suppressed and impossible films otherwise unobtainable. In 2014 it held its first event "The Liberated Film Store" as part of a co-curation with Thurston Moore & Eva Prinz's Ecstatic Peace Library and Test Centre, and in 2016 curated a celebrated month-long season marking Close-Up's first anniversary, with guests including John Akomfrah, Andrea Zimmerman, William Fowler, Tony Grisoni, Shama Khanna, Adam Roberts, Gideon Koppel, Daniel Sanville, Chris Petit, Shezad Dawood and Ben Rivers (a documenting book was later published by purge.xxx). Neither the guests introducing nor the audience knew which film was screening. This format is adopted and adapted now as a monthly fixture at Close-Up: special guest; short and feature film. 

We're thrilled to welcome Sean Price Williams as our special guest for the third instalment, and an edition of 5 risograph printed posters signed by the guest will be available exclusively on the night.


Sean Price Williams is a New York-based cinematographer, known for producing some of the most colourful and thrilling images in independent cinema today. He shoots both film and digital across categories of narrative, documentary, and experimental cinema. Some of Sean’s notable recent credits include Her Smell, Marjorie Prime, and Good Time. Sean is in London currently shooting a new series for BBC2.

The Liberated Film Club is curated by Stanley Schtinter. Schtinter is an artist, writer and liberated filmmaker whose most recent work, Hotel Bardo, was dubbed by Iain Sinclair "the last avant-garde anti-project at the end of time". His 2018 recreation of Princess Diana's funeral (with a Mexican mariachi band in Salford) was widely celebrated as "the people's vote Turner Prize winner", and hailed by London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Daily Star and more. He also runs the anti-record label (anti-everything), purge.xxx.

More info: purge.xxx

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