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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

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.

Audio recording for the Anthony Burgess event at the Manchester Literature Festival.

Recording of Iain’s inspiring event at Anthony Burgess Foundation during Manchester Literature Festival. A review of the event can be found here.

Or in DropBox: Click here to view Iain Sinclair recording

70×70 at the Whitechapel Gallery

7 Nov Whitechapel Gallery
Beat. 2006. Dir. Gary Walkow.
Iain Sinclair in conversation with Gary Walkow

Link: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/product/category_id/1/product_id/1806#

Iain Sinclair and Gary Walkow present: Beat

Thursday 7 November, 6.45pm – Thursday 7 November, 0am

Booking essential.
Tickets £8/£6 concessions. *Proof of concessions and membership to be presented upon arrival.

Marking the publication of Iain Sinclair’s American Smoke, Gary Walkow’s feature stars Kiefer Sutherland and Courtney Love as William Burroughs and his doomed wife. Plus Sinclair and Walkow in conversation.

Part of London film season Iain Sinclair: 70 x 70.

A note from Iain about this event:

“Into the Mexico of Burroughs (Kiefer Sutherland) & Vollmer (Courtney Love). Walkow’s rarely seen ‘Beat’. Whitechapel Gallery. Nov 7. Good craziness. Essential cinema.”

7th November 2013: “American smoke” is out!

proof cover of 'American Smoke

proof cover of ‘American Smoke by Anonymous Bosch