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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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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