“London Overground” is now available on YouTube

John Rogers has put up LONDON OVERGROUND on YouTube.

 

Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September)

As part of this year’s Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September), we will be presenting a collection of events around artists/filmmakers John Smith and Andrew Kötting.

The programme John Smith: Lost in Leytonstone is characteristic of Smith’s formal ingenuity, anarchic wit and oblique narratives, creating mysterious and sometimes fantastical scenarios from documentary records of everyday life. His work is usually triggered by personal experiences, often occurring in or around his east London domestic environment. The films in this programme all focus on the built environment and were made between 1985 and 1996, while Smith was living in short-life housing in Leytonstone.

 

The industry event John Smith: Give Chance a Chance invites John Smith to talk about how he first became fascinated by the potential of chance and how he incorporates it as an integral part of his working process.The event will be illustrated by a number of his short films, starting with The Girl Chewing Gum.

Pump follows filmmakers Joseph David and Andrew Kötting on a seven-day voyage across an 11 mile stretch of disused monorail in Northern France. Standing eight meters above the ground this concrete viaduct is a relic of the Aérotrain test track: an ambitious project developed in the late 1960s for a nationwide high-speed hovertrain service, which was eventually abandoned due to lack of funds. They travel in a homemade pump trolley, affectionately nicknamed Albertine, and move at an average speed of 2 mph. Folly or quest? Either way, there is no discernable reason for this undertaking, but the challenge of this Dadaist road movie speaks for itself. http://bit.ly/2uYc2gE

Kötting will also be exploring his filmography as part of our Kötting’s Köllaborators & Könfabulators event at the Bargehouse, our festival hub this year http://bit.ly/2x12H9u

 

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THE BANNED AND THE DAMNED: OPEN EVENT WITH IAIN SINCLAIR AND REVD. WILLIAM TAYLOR

Link: http://cafeoto.co.uk/the-banned-and-the-damned-iain-sinclair-revd-william-taylor.shtm

Thursday 19 December 2013

Door Times : 7pm (7:45pm start)

Tickets : £8 adv / £4 concessions

At this event banned Hackney author, Iain Sinclair, will present and discuss his latest book American Smoke – Journeys to the End of the Light and the Revd. William Taylor, a Hackney Vicar and former Director of OPEN, will discuss and present a 60 minute cut of the independent film The UK Gold which is a damning indictment of British financial institutions and their unethical practices.

Iain Sinclair’s book is his first full engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travellers. Filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, this is a “delirious expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder and more, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports and strange adventures”.

‘Inventive, dazzling, arresting. A superb chronicle of an impossible dream that has descended to a nightmare’ – New Statesman

‘Brilliant, superb. Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure’ – Robert Macfarlane, Guardian

‘Wonderful, sharp, amusing, grippingly atmospheric. One of our most dazzling prose stylists’ – Daily Telegraph

Winner of the ‘Best Documentary’ at London’s 2013 East End film festival, this independent film, written and directed by Mark Donne, explores the complicity of the City of London as the tax haven capital of the world and the network of overseas British territories in sucking money from impoverished nation states.

” A shining piece of film-making on the darkness at the heart of the City….this is a film no-one should avoid” – Daily Mirror

We are guided through the darkness by the film’s hero, the Rev. William Taylor, who joins a battle where good argument is of little value in a world of closed doors and mutually protective silence – where democracy is no more than an illusion and the cards have been dealt in advance. ‘The UK Gold’ shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions.

“Fascinating, disturbing and ultimately gripping” – Screen International

“The economics of taxation may be quite complicated, but the ethics of saying one thing and doing another is not….In this corner of Hackney we recognise that we have a responsibility to our neighbours. But do the Citizens of the City of London? I’m not so sure” – Revd. William Taylor, Vicar of St Thomas’ church, Upper Clapton

“A story seismic enough to shift perceptions of finance and flag forever”

The UK Gold Official Trailer from Brass Moustache Films on Vimeo.

The Golden Temple with Iain Sinclair to be screened in Milan

The Golden Temple
On Wednesday 8th May at 21:00 at Mediateca Santa Teresa (Via della Moscova, 28) in Milan (Italy), the Docucity Festival of the Università degli Studi di Milano will screen – in preview for the city – Enrico Masi’s The Golden Temple, a narrative documentary film which provides a different gaze upon the recent London Olympics.  The film features an interview with Iain Sinclair, “writer and poet, a leading figure of the British Avant-garde of the ’70?s”.
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ABC Australia Olympic documentary

ABC Australia will be airing a documentary about the Olympics as part of the ‘Foreign Correspondent’ program in Australia next Tuesday 12th June.

It should be available to view online after Tuesday on http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2012/s3520607.htm