LUFF 2013 FRIDAY
7 PM - LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIPS: BRITAIN, AMERICA AND 60'S UNDERGROUND FILM - A talk by The BFI's William Fowler
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This talk takes the form of a story, heavily illustrated with pictures, paintings, newspaper cuttings and film stills. It's a tale about national identity in the counter-culture of the 1960s, American influence in London and what happened when Jonas Mekas first visited the UK and asked to be identified as Lithuanian, despite being a long-term New York resident and the most vigorous and vocal champion of the much admired New American Cinema. The UK experimental scene was looking to redefine itself, evolve and make greater links with other filmmakers in Europe at that time, and so perhaps was he. The story will unfold....
8 PM - FROM OUT BEYOND THE WORD - Jeff Keen Poetry + Films including a rare 16mm presentation of White Dust.
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A special Cine Poetry Performance to celebrate the films and poetry of artist and filmmaker Jeff Keen. Featuring readings of Keen’s poetry by his daughter Stella and poet Ian Heames against a backdrop of some of Keen’s early 16mm films – Cineblatz, White Lite, Marvo Movie and Meatdaze - followed by a showing of Rayday Film. We are also very pleased to be showing a specially slowed down version of his dreamlike masterpiece White Dust. Followed by a Q&A session with Stella Keen.
‘Cut Up! Melt Down! Respray! Melt the frame.
From the external reflection and mental flash to a world illumined from within.
No one is safe as Artwar traces lash the screen.
Yes, Beauty Kills!’
10.30 PM - MAN TO MAN (introduced by Producer James Mackay)
Dir: John Maybury | UK, 1992 | 72 mins
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Featuring Tilda Swinton in a tour de force one-woman performance, Man to Man is a reworking of East German dramatist Manfred Karge's play about a woman who experiences 50 years of German history in the guise of a working man.
Fearing destitution, Ella Gericke (Swinton), a roughly angelic young woman, assumes the identity of her deceased husband, Max, and continues life as a crane operator in Weimar Germany. With a rabbit's foot in her britches as an ersatz penis, Ella-now-Max takes to the world of men, the 'beer and schnapps and bugger all else'.
Swinton portrays over a dozen characters, male and female. Filmmaker Sally Potter has said recently that she was impressed by the 'profound subtlety about the way she [Swinton] took on male body language and handled maleness and femaleness' which drew her to cast Swinton in her breakthrough role as Orlando.
See full programme here: http://theundergroundfilmstudio.co.uk/cine-rebis/