Session Sixteen: ★/Johann Lurf


A scintillating, brilliantly edited collage of shots of the night sky, lifted from 550 films from the beginning of cinema history right up to the present day.

Thursday 29 March 2018, 20:30 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

★, Johann Lurf, Austria, 2017, 4K DCP, 99 minutes – UK premiere.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between filmmaker Johann Lurf and critic and curator Olaf Möller

With support from the Austrian Cultural Forum, London and Open City Docs.

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Session Fifteen: No Intenso Agora/ João Moreira Salles


A personal and historical essay film about the protest movements and quasi-revolutionary events that nearly turned the world upside down in the summer of 1968.

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 20:35 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

No intenso agora [In the Intense Now], João Moreira Salles, Brazil, 2017, DCP, 127 minutes, Portuguese, with English subtitles – UK premiere.

Followed by a conversation between the director, João Moreira Salles, and Lucia Nagib, University of Reading

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Session Fourteen: The Sun Island/Thomas Elsaesser


Film theorist and historian Thomas Elsaesser’s debut film is an essayistic portrait of his grandparents, Martin and Liesel Elsaesser, drawing on home movies, personal correspondence, and contemporary interviews.

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 15:00 

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

The Sun Island, Thomas Elsaesser, Germany, 2017, Digital/Blu-Ray, 72 minutes, English and German – UK premiere.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Thomas Elsaesser and Erica Carter, King’s College London

With the support of the Goethe Institute, London, and the German Screen Studies Network

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Session Thirteen: Horace Tapscott/Barbara Mccullough


Barbara McCullough’s portrait of the late musical genius and community activist Horace Tapscott reflects on the connections made through black music to local activism in Los Angeles and to questions of pan-Africanism.

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 12:00 

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

Horace Tapscott: Musical Griot, Barbara McCullough, USA, 2017, HD Video, 72 minutes – UK premiere.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Stuart Baker, Soul Jazz Records.

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