Session Eleven: Va, Toto!/Pierre Creton


An experiment in essayistic storytelling in which a baby boar, Toto, is rescued and brought up by Madeleine, an elegant old lady living in rural Normandy… And it’s all true!

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 16:30

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

Va, Toto!, Pierre Creton, France, 2017, Digital/Blu-Ray, 94 minutes, French with English subtitles – UK premiere.

Followed by a conversation between director, Pierre Creton, actor Vincent Barré, and Michael Temple, Birkbeck

With support from the French Institute, London

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Session Nine: Jef Cornelis – You Know The Way And The Language

 


A Symposium with Screenings: ‘You Know the Way and the Language: Public Spaces, Public Buildings, Public Engagement – The Essayistic in the TV work of Jef Cornelis at BRT’

Monday 26 March 2018, 12:00-18:00 

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

With the support of Flanders House and Birkbeck School of Arts

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Session Eight: Luz Obscura/Susana De Sousa Dias


A highly sensitive and beautifully crafted essay film about the lives of political prisoners during Portugal’s Salazar dictatorship, and the devastating effects this repression had on their children.

Sunday 25 March 2018, 20:15 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

Luz obscura [Obscure Light], Susana de Sousa Dias, Portugal, 2017, DCP, 76 minutes, Portuguese with English subtitles – UK premiere.

Followed by a conversation between the director, Susana de Sousa Dias, and Patricia Brás, Birkbeck

In collaboration with Open City Documentary Festival and the support of Camões Institute and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Birkbeck.

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Session Seven: The Third Part Of The Third Measure/The Otolith Group


UK cinema premiere of the Otolith Group’s latest film, an essay about the work of Julius Eastman, the queer African-American avant-garde composer, pianist, vocalist and conductor.

Sunday 25 March 2018, 14:30

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

The Third Part of the Third Measure, The Otolith Group, UK, 2017, HD video, 43 minutes – UK cinema premiere.

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Session Six: Dhrupad/Mani Kaul


An experimental documentary by Mani Kaul inspired by the forms and structures of Dhrupad, an ancient form of classical music originating in Northern India.

Saturday 24 March 2018, 17:00 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

Dhrupad, Mani Kaul, India, 1982, 35mm, 74 minutes, Hindi with English subtitles

In collaboration with the Courtisane Film Festival and the Otolith Group, and with the support of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

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