70×70: King Lear (x2) at Cine Lumiere

26 March Cine Lumiere 18:30
King Lear. 1987. Dir. Jean-Luc Godard.
King Lear. 1971. Dir. Peter Brook.
Panel discussion with Iain Sinclair

Link: http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/cine-lumiere/whats-on/special-screenings/king-lear/

90 mins

In French and English with English subtitles

USA | 1987 | col | dir. Jean-Luc Godard, with Woody Allen, Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Jean-Luc Godard, Julie Delpy

Two highly talented and innovative directors – filmdom’s Jean-Luc Godard and the theatre world’s Peter Sellars – join forces in this unusual slant on Shakespeare’sKing Lear. This offbeat adaptation gives the viewer a postmodern taste of Shakespeare through the eyes of a deliberately obscure auteur. The film is set some time after Chernobyl has wiped everything out, and the world is trying to set itself right again. William Shakespeare Jr. the Fifth (Peter Sellars) is faced with the task of restoring his famed ancestor’s lost works.

Followed by a Q&A with Iain Sinclair

(the above is from Cine Lumiere website. Any error is theirs).

70×70: Two Weeks in Another Town by Vincente Minnelli, secret location

20 March (Secret Location)
Two Weeks in Another Town. 1962. Dir. Vincente Minnelli.
Llimited capacity: mail events@70×70.info to book

The folks at King Mob really love these “secret location” events. Try your luck!


The Last of England at the King’s College London

Screening on Thursday 6 March 2014 at 7pm

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus

Book tickets

A screening of Jarman’s award-winning film starring Tilda Swinton.

This screening is part of the Iain Sinclair 70×70 season, celebrating Sinclair’s 70th birthday with 70 handpicked films that relate to his work.

“Yet another ‘last of’ item for the catalogue. Last of certain London territories. Last of a school of film-makers as poets of accumulation.  The Thatcher period incubated such arias, as the first Elizabethan age cooked its swaggering playwrights (and occultists). I relate this film – by way of production stills from Silvertown, boats and flares – with the writing of Downriver. And especially that chapter ‘Art of the State’.
‘The art was thick with a viscid sweetness; inspissated droplets fell, without fear or favour, like a sheet of poisoned nostalgia.’
Iain Sinclair

Link: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/culturalinstitute/showcase/current/whatson/screenings/The-Last-of-England.aspx

70×70 @ Riverside Studios

4 February @ Riverside Studios –  Crisp Rd, London W6 9RL

In a Lonely Place. 1950. Dir. Nicholas Ray. 35mm print. The screening will start at 6.30pm and will be introduced by Iain Sinclair.
(In association with Roadside Picnic)

To buy ticket, please visit here.

70×70 @ Kingsland Waste Market

18 JANUARY @ Kingsland Waste Market, E8 4AA

Maggid Street 1972. Directed by Iain Sinclair
(Free – Unticketed) 1pm-3p, The screening is free, and is scheduled to start at 1pm. Look for the van from Berlin Alexanderplatz: 14 Boxes