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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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SWANDOWN will screen in the ACID’s 20th anniversary Cannes selection.


BFI Film Fund-backed SWANDOWN will screen in the ACID’s 20th anniversary Cannes selection.
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Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair’s “playfully absurd” travelogue documentary, Swandown has been selected to screen in the France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema (ACID) section at the Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates innovation and experimentation in filmmaking and aims to giving greater visibility to new talent. The film, which is backed by the BFI Film Fund, is produced by Lisa Marie Russo and executive produced by Kate Ogborn for Fly Film.

Iain Sinclair and Jonathan Meades in Conversation

A very interesting video; a conversation between Jonathan Meades and Iain Sinclair, held at Oxford Brookes University on 19 March 2013.

Swandown released as DVD and Blue-Ray

‘Swandown’ has been released in DVD and Blue-Ray and can be ordered from Cornerhouse website.

Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition; a poetic film-diary about encounter, myth and culture. It is also an endurance test and pedal-marathon in which Andrew Kötting (the filmmaker) and Iain Sinclair (the writer) pedal a swan-shaped pedalo from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in London, via the English inland waterways.

With a nod to Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo and a pinch of Dada,Swandown documents Kötting and Sinclair’s epic journey, on which they are joined by invited guests including comedian Stewart Lee, writer Alan Moore and actor Dudley Sutton.

This was a perilous journey, akin to the river voyage of Bogart and Hepburn in The African Queen. It was also, for Kötting, a tribute to the legendary performer, traveller and conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader, who in 1975 was lost at sea attempting to cross the Atlantic in a pocket cruiser.

This dual edition DVD and Blu-ray release includes caption subtitles, and 43 minutes of extras including the short films  Glitter and Storm by Rebecca E. Marshall, Random Acts and Bunhill Fields, an excerpt from the Filmmakers’ Q&A, and the film trailer.

‘Swandown is utterly funny, deeply lyrical, wholly winning, unchallengeably unique. It converts Kötting at a stroke from an acquired taste to a required one.’   *****  The Financial Times

‘Swandown is a puckish, gently abstract, playfully absurd travelogue.’ **** The Daily Telegraph

Swandown was commissioned by the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival and premiered at Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2012.”

 


 

Maintenant Camarade @ Rich Mix

Held at the Rich Mix centre on July Saturday 7th 2012, the third in the Maintenant Camarade series saw ten pairings of British and European based poets produce original avant garde and literary poetry collaborations for a remarkable evening of contemporary poetic performance. Featuring Iain Sinclair & Tom Chivers, Jeff Hilson & Robert Sheppard, Frances Kruk & Maria Ferencuhova, Allen Fisher & Philip Terry, Emma Bennett & Holly Pester, Tim Atkins & Harry Gilonis, Simon Barraclough & Isobel Dixon, Andy Spragg & David Berridge, Marcus Slease & Richard Barrett, Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks www.maintenant.co.uk

Tom & Iain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chXaBHH1NZc

Robert & Jeff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFnA5PasOOs

Frances & Maria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtkGkswlIno

Philip & Allen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR8GQsZxNYk

Emma & Holly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtAEIM5bPTI

Tim & Harry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGl6gy3lefQ

Simon & Isobel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcmtbDpIlgE

David & Andy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDymTvATgkE

Marcus & Richard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75XOG700TE

Tom & Chris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgnLWfNlU_Y