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

Reflective filmmaking

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


Another Cinema: The Experimental-Political Film

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 19:00
£125 / £110 (Student) / £100 (UCL Student)

14 Taviton Street

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