Saturday, January 30, 2016

TRAILERS Completed

Congratulations to Rouzbeh Rashidi on the completion of his new film, TRAILERS!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Jacques Rivette (1928 - 2016)

Words are failing me... Something immense has passed from our ever-shrinking planet. Farewell...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Coming Soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

James Fotopoulos' DIGNITY @ Friends of Experimental Film Society

The Friends of Experimental Film Society screening at Filmbase in Dublin this Saturday culminates in the Irish premiere of the great James Fotopolous' Dignity (2012). My review of it can be read here.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Natasha Bourke @ Friends of EFS

The upcoming Friends of Experimental Film Society screening at Filmbase in Dublin features Natasha Bourke's Spoor. Here's my review of the terrific installation this haunting video was first shown as part of.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

aemi Launched

Some truly exciting news for artists using moving image and experimental filmmakers in Ireland:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Homo Sapiens Project 200

Over the past months, I have been quietly working away on my sections of the upcoming Experimental Film Society collaborative project, Homo Sapiens Project 200: The End Of An Era - Entertaining The Invalid, a "a 12-hour feature film made for both a human and a possible extra-terrestrial audience". Completion of this saga is scheduled for late 2016. Here are a few glimpses of what's been done so far:

Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Buharov Brothers @ Friends of EFS

The upcoming Friends of Experimental Film Society screening at Filmbase in Dublin features films by the amazing Buharov Brothers. As a warm up, you can read a piece about them I wrote for Enclave Review shortly after their visit to Cork Film Festival a few years back.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Films of the Year 2015

In brief…

'Here' (Irish Underground Cinema):

Polar Nights (Dean Kavanagh)
Ten Years In The Sun (Rouzbeh Rashidi)
At One Fell Swoop (Michael Higgins)
Pushtar (Alan Lambert)
Clandestine (Atoosa Pour Hosseini)


Adieu au langage (Jean-Luc Godard, in 3D)
Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
Hard To Be A God (Aleksei German)
Merlin The Sorcerer (Jorge Núñez)
In The Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel)
By Our Selves (Andrew Kötting)
90 años sin dormir (Juan Carlos Gallardo)
Queen of Blood (Chris Alexander)
Butter on the Latch (Josephine Decker)

and (belatedly) Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang) & The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai)

"We are all in danger" - Pasolini

Monday, January 04, 2016

Friends of Experimental Film Society @ Filmbase

Friends of Experimental Film Society: 
A Day of Experimental Film Screenings @ Filmbase

Experimental Film Society (EFS), in partnership with Filmbase, Dublin, will be presenting a day of contemporary experimental cinema from around the world culminating in the Irish premiere of James Fotopoulos’ feature Dignity (2012).

The work selected for these three programmes is drawn from individuals and collectives that share an affinity with EFS. This affinity might be one of artistic vision, the shared (but varied) belief in a cinema that is personal, free and formally experimental. Or the affinity might be in a similar sense of collectivity, as with the five films proposed by the Latin American experimental film collective Hambre. The filmmakers might be inspiring figures who have long held a place in our consciousness like Fotopoulos or the Buharov Brothers. Or they might be bright lights that have emerged further along the trail. But in all cases, this work vividly demonstrates the extraordinary richness of possibility that exists in truly alternative cinema today.

Full programme details here.

This programme is selected by Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain. Films from Hambre are curated by Sebastian Wiedemann. Sincere thanks to all participating artists.

Saturday January 23rd 2016
Tickets available at the door: €7 per programme or €10 for a day pass to all three programmes.
Filmbase, Curved Street , Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Cinema: The Paradoxical Trauma of Fragility and Persistence