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 at The Horse Hospital: THE LINEUP + The Criminal

6 DEC 2013



We are delighted to welcome writer and king of London psychogeography Iain Sinclar for his second screening at Hackney Picturehouse as part of his 70 x 70 season, which celebrates his 70th birthday year with the showing of 70 handpicked films that relate to his work. 

Iain will introduce BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (1974) in this Late Nights @ Hackney Picturehouse special.

This decidedly downbeat road thriller finds Warren Oates perfectly cast as an American barroom pianist blearily trying to get by in Mexico.

When a wealthy ranch owner, outraged at his unmarried daughter’s pregnancy, offers a reward for the head of her seducer, Benny (Oates) spots a chance for a better life for himself and his prostitute girlfriend. Trouble is, he’s not a hitman by profession, nor is he alone in pursuing the womanising Garcia.

A typically wry love letter to the mystique of Mexico, Sam Peckinpah’s pleasingly laconic picaresque saga also succeeds as a caustic study of male pride, insecurity and the deeply ingrained drive towards death.

Join us in the Gallery Bar from 9.00 for a With Bare Fists DJ set – London’s first, best and only soundtrack event. Expect to hear funky death, money music and Heisenberg’s narocorrido in advance of Iain Sinclair’s introduction.