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26 July 2019: The Liberated Film Club VII with Anna Thew


"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. It hosts a monthly event at Close-Up, with guests invited to introduce a film which neither they nor the audience know in advance of screening. As John Akomfrah, one of the previous guests put it: "the premise of these events is the premise of cinema itself. You will not know". Recent guests have included Juliet Jacques, Athina Tsangari, Chloe Aridjis, Sean Price Williams, Xiaolu Guo, Mania Akbari and many more.


We're thrilled to welcome Anna Thew as our special guest for the seventh 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.

Anna Thew is a painter turned filmmaker, writer and performer. Her work has been screened and celebrated literally everywhere.

The Liberated Film Club is curated by Shadrach Dingle Schtinter. In 2019 he was appointed director of The Festival of Great Britain (and Northern Ireland).