February, 2017

Peter at Kochi-Muziris Biennale with Lux Scotland

Peter is getting an outing next week – as part of Lux Scotland‘s curated Artists’ Cinema at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerara, India. Cheers Nicole and Lux Scotland…

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014, Jane Topping.

Peter (Screen Shot) Digital film 29:55, 2014.

Sans Soleil

Revisiting Marker’s 1983 Sans Soleil this weekend was like visiting an old friend, one who has aged beautifully and is more inspirational than ever. Sigh.

Watch it here.

Screen Shots – Sans Soleil…

Screen Shot - Sans Soleil

Kate Davis – Charity

Thanks to Kate Davis, I popped along to the World Premier of Charity, the film made with the support of the 2016 Margaret Tait Award and Lux Scotland. Great to see a chum’s work in Cinema 1 at the GFT, and a full house. More about Kate and her work here


Is Chris Marker’s collage/collection of all sorts of works. Respectfully clunky, but maybe the only way to see Immemory without Macintosh OS9.


Here’s a little thing about formats.

It Follows

The trailer for this 2014 tense horror makes it appear bland and ordinary, but there’s more going on in David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows. Carpenter and Romero influenced (there’s a lot of it about) but also cinematography straight from Gregory Crewdson and Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #92 & #167. After effects similar to those experienced post Exorcist III/Ringu. You’ve been warned. Central Station at 7am was a place of (more than usual) paranoia and tension for this idiot yesterday.


Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Working for six days on the trot has clearly resulted in a feeding frenzy for my eyeballs. Here’s one for Iain, a turner, though presumably a well behaved one.

Directed in 1960 by Karl Reisz from Alan Sillitoe‘s novel.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (credits only)

Chat écoutant la musique – Chris Marker

In honour of Method’s appreciation of The Soft Machine earlier today, here’s the first of three Chris Marker films…

Chat écoutant la musique

From his collection Bestiaire aka Petit Bestiaire (1990), consisting of three ‘video haikus’. And now for owls and the zoo…

An Owl is an Owl is an Owl

Zoo Piece

Puce Moment 1949

I think this is what La La Land was trying to get at. Anger does old Hollywood glamour to perfection in a yoof-friendly six minutes. No tap dancing, but multiple dogs. 1949, it seems impossible.

Puce Moment

On Puce Moment

Rabbit’s Moon (1972 version)

Also on today’s revisiting list is the 16 minute version of Kenneth Anger’s Rabbit’s Moon.

Kenneth Anger on set in 1950, Paris.

Here’s his 1979 version; speeded up and with the A Raincoat’s “It Came In The Night” looped…

Dichterliebe – another part of Herrmann’s One Night. One Life

A more straight forward performance/recording from director, Christine Schäfer and Natascha Osterkorn on piano this Schuman. This is the second part of One Night One Day by Oliver Herrmann.

Bone up on Dichterliebe here.

Better info on Oliver Herrmann here.