Thursday, January 09, 2014

1st Phantoscope Screening: Dwoskin's DYN AMO

This month sees the launch of Phantoscope, a new experimental cinema screening series at Triskel Christchurch Cinema, which I will be programming. These screenings will take place once every three months and will essentially be a continuation of the type of programming I was doing for Black Sun from 2009 until it wrapped up last year. I'm kicking off with one of my favourite films, Stephen Dwoskin's disturbing 1970 feature Dyn Amo, which I wrote about briefly here. This will be followed up in March or April with Dean Kavanagh's A Harbour Town.

Here's the official blurb:

Dyn Amo
120 mins – UK 1973 – Dir: Stephen Dwoskin
Starring: Jenny Runacre, Pat Ford and Catherine Kessler

Thursday January 23rd, 6.30pm
Triskel Christchurch Cinema

Phantoscope is Triskel Christchurch’s new quarterly experimental cinema event. In combining programmes of shorts and features from past and present, it promises to leave both eyes and minds wide open with its striking selection of some of the most startling and unusual films cinema has to offer. It launches with the late Stephen Dwoskin’s masterpiece Dyn Amo, a searing and controversial exploration of the distinction between a person’s self and the projection of that self to others, set in a strip club. The hallucinatory intensity of Dwoskin’s unique camerawork is memorably underscored by Gavin Bryars relentless drone soundtrack. 

Phantoscope is programmed by Cork-based filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain, who brings to the task four years of experience as film curator of Black Sun, the noted experimental music/film event that was a mainstay of the Cork scene between 2009 and 2013.

Full screening details here.


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