Tangent Room, the maths molding, mind-warping, multi-award winning Swedish indie sci-fi is getting a very special one-off screening in Cornwall, followed by a followed by a Q&A with the director Björn Engström.[Read more…] about Tangent Room, Swedish indie sci-fi get Calstock Arts screening
Evelyn, a documentary by Oscar-winner Orlando von Einsiedel (The White Helmets, Virunga), topped the Observer’s docs to watch out for in Charlie Phillips’ round up of the London film fest. It’s in Exeter, not only to screen but also with added engagement, including a live Q&A with members of the family and film crew, for this deeply personal, deeply affecting story.
With mistrust the in media and the main news churn abounding, it feels right that the reporters get drawn into the spotlight. Another News Story, a documentary about the ‘migrant crisis’ and the reporting of it is getting a screening and panel discussion at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix as part of Refugee Week.
“We are used to seeing the stirring images televised by the ratings-driven TV networks, but how are these fragments of life captured, and what really happens behind the camera?” asks Cineeuropa.
“Amid the current widespread popular move to the right and a world of ‘post truth’ Orban Wallace’s stunning documentary serves as an eye-opening account of how the news is created, and a reminder that for many this was much more than another news story,” says the blurb on the Exeter Phoenix site.
“Sadly because of the media cycle that exists at the moment, and because of our appetites and interest as consumers of news, once people get ‘refugee fatigue’ the stories stop being reported even though the situations still exist,” director Orban Wallace told The Big Issue.
“The stories that are considered ‘newsworthy’ now have changed considerably in the past few decades and the amount of time given to a leading story has been cut by many minutes.
“This often leads to a lack of intelligent and comprehensive coverage of a story unless longer form documentaries are made, and often these are not seen by the same amount of people who may watch the News at Ten, etc.
“There is a larger debate to be had around this as to how and why this has happened and who is to ‘blame’ -it is for a myriad of reasons. There is no black and white in our complex world!”
You can catch Another News Story at Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. Following the Tuesday, June 19 screening there will be a panel discussion.
Bill Douglas called his film Comrades ‘a poor man’s epic’, and the special screening at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix reinforced the epic qualities of this too-much overlooked film. But then the film does tell the story of the too-much overlooked tale of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and highlights the humanity of their struggle.
It’s a testament to a film that it always seems to resonate whenever it’s rediscovered, dusted off for special occasions or unwittingly stumbled upon, which makes the special screening of Bill Douglas’ epic Comrades all the more tantalising.
The Exeter-based global Digital Institute for Early Parenthood (DIEP) is hosting a one-off screening at Exeter Picturehouse of the British film The New Man.
On the dark winter streets of Buckfastleigh the smells of freshly popped popcorn mingled with those of warmly spiced mulled wine, drawing folk into the magic of an old-fashioned moving picture house. It was an evening sharing cinema entertainment with friends and neighbours in a way that no one person’s living room could accommodate and no mass market cinema chain could ever recreate.
The creepily unnerving and darkly funny I Am Not A Serial Killer is getting a special screening at the Exeter Picturehouse, followed by a Q&A with writer / director Billy O’Brien and master puppeteer William Todd Jones -both of whom live within the glittering orb of Devon’s Hollywood on the moor. Plus, there promises to be a ‘special guest’ to be revealed at the Q&A, and who knows, it could be one of the movie’s most well-known talents, Christopher Lloyd.
BAFTA winning-director Esther May Campbell will follow the screening of her Light Years film at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix with a special Q&A.
The Cinema of Europe’s Small Nations is celebrating the cinematic gems from the continent’s smaller nations in a series of screenings in talks at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix throughout November.
Having smashed its Crowdfunder target earlier this year, Hell’s Bells, made by Exeter-based film and theatre company Wandering Tiger, will receive a local screening on Friday 2 December 2016 at Exeter Phoenix as part of the Two Short Nights film festival.
The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art and LUX, the national agency that supports and promotes artists working with moving image, have worked in collaboration to present This is Now: Film and Video After Punk, an exhibition that looks at artists’ film and video from the post-punk era in the UK (1978â€“85).
Described by the New Statesman as ‘Cornwall’s answer to Withnail and I’ (although we prefer our own summation Throughtful, funny, bleak and beautiful) independently produced, micro budget comedy Brown Willy will play at the Exeter Phoenix for one night only next week. Shot in just 10 days on the wilds of Bodmin Moor the film has picked up a host of rave reviews.
Film, fantasy, & sci fi convention ‘Excalibur’ is coming to Torquay in March to fundraise for an amazing opportunity for local actors. Mordred is a new Arthurian drama feature film and stage show announced, being made, and performed, in Devon & Cornwall.
HER(E). Made by Her. Here is a pop-up cinema event celebrating female directorial talent from Devon and Cornwall, taking place in Exeter.
There’s a call for short films by female directors from Exeter, Devon and Cornwall for a special pop up event at Exeter University.
A rare opportunity is being extended to the people of Devon to ask questions of the filmmaker of the highly-acclaimed Robert MugabeWhat happened? in the Barn Cinema’s Afrika Eye film series this November, showing during Bristol’s Afrika Eye Festival.