Another Cinema: The Experimental-Political Film - Course dates Nov 13th, Nov 20th, Nov 27th and the Dec 4th from 7 to 9pm.
This course is targeted towards filmmakers, programmers, curators, and writers who want to understand more about the connections between modes of experimental and political filmmaking. Each session will feature a screening of a key film or excerpts, a presentation on historical and critical contexts, and a seminar session.
Course Tutor: Dan Kidner, Curator, and Writer:
Dan Kidner is a curator and writer. He was the Director of Picture This, Bristol from 2011 to 2013, and Director of City Projects, London from 2004 to 2011. His books include, with Petra Bauer, Working Together: British Film Collectives in the 1970s (2013) and with George Clark and James Richards, A Detour Around Infermental (2011). He most recently curated the exhibitions The Inoperative Community, Raven Row (3 December 2015 to 14 February 2016) and Rozdzielona Wspólnota (The Inoperative Community II), Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland (20 May to 28 August 2016).
Below is an indication of topics that will feature in each session.
Session One: Other Cinemas
Alternative cinema cultures in 1970s London
Theories of experimental film
Session Two: The Independent Political Film
Modes of spectatorship
Session Three: The New Talkies
Experiments in narrative
Session Four: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Artists’ Film and Video
Political film and video in spaces of contemporary art
Photo credit: Jackie Raynal, Deux Fois (1968) Exhibition view, The Inoperative Community (2015/16) curated by Dan Kidner. Photograph by Mark Blower