Essay Film Festival 2015: Thom Andersen

From our archives we are happy to present four major recordings of acclaimed film-maker Thom Andersen introducing his films and discussing his career.  Thom was a guest of the 1st Essay FIlm Festival held in 2015 and in these recordings he is in conversation with Kodwo Eshun of the Otolith Group and Michael Witt.

EFF 2015: The Thoughts That Once We Had – Thom Andersen Introduction (March 25th, 2015):  https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-the-thoughts-that-once-we-had-thom-andersen-introduction

EFF 2015: The Thoughts That Once We Had – Q & A Thom Andersen and Michael Witt (March 25th, 2015):  https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-the-thoughts-that-once-we-had-q-a-thom-andersen-and-michael-witt

EFF 2015: Thom Andersen Shorts – Introduction (March 28th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-thom-andersen-shorts-thom-andersen-introduction

EFF 2015: Thom Andersen Shorts – Q & A Thom Andersen + Kodwo Eshun (March 28th, 2015): https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-thom-andersen-shorts-q-a-thom-andersen-kodwo-eshun

 

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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Session Five: Mati Manas/Mani Kaul


Mani Kaul’s poetic exploration of the ancient tradition of terracotta pottery and sculpture, its techniques, its legends, and the spirituality of its forms.

Saturday 24 March 2018, 14:30 

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

Mati Manas [Minds of Clay], Mani Kaul, India, 1984, 35mm, 92 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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Session Four: Uski Roti/Mani Kaul

 


Mani Kaul’s first feature, Uski Roti [A Day’s Bread], was a seminal film in defining the formal vocabulary of the New Indian cinema.

Friday 23 March 2018, 20:15

Cinema One, ICA: [book here]

Uski Roti [A Day’s Bread], Mani Kaul, India, 1970, DCP, 110 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 and the National Film Development Corporation of India

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