Thursday Film Room
Curated by Becky and Gareth this is a quasi-curated semi-self-service moving image space.
Dialogue and action is built into the programme which is manually played from various media or on-line sites by one of the curators on Thursdays and by the viewer themselves or anyone else who happens to be in the space on Fridays and Saturdays. The programme and delivery is therefore subject to change with both dialogue and deviation being a natural process. The line-up on Friday might be significantly different from that of Thursday, or it might be exactly the same.
Becky and Gareth say this…
“For Landmark Seizures we have collated a three day film screening. Every Thursday the film room will have a “Feature” presentation, played at 5pm, accompanied by a selection of related films throughout the day. “The Enigma of Kasper Hauser”, “Haxan”, and “Sleep Furiously” are incredible, engaging, communicative works of art. As examples of a director using a film to “tell us something” they are first-class.
“The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser” by Werner Herzog is a particularly moving film. The true story of a man who was kept in a cellar for the first 17 years of his life. It asks us what the use is of a human being. Well intended people try to teach Kaspar their logic, philosophy and religion, but Kaspar shows up the limitations of such rationalism.
“Haxan” by Benjamin Christensen is probably one of the craziest films you will ever see. Shot in 1922 it is one of the first horror films. In its essence Haxan is a documentary about Swedish witchcraft and the subjugation of women by the church. Stop-motion, demonic animal costumes, lusty nuns and pervert priests all combine under Christensens` incredible cinematography to make a documentary unlike any other you will ever see. Christensen uses the craft of film making to fantastically transform the truth into a work of art. Literally one of the best films in the world.
“Sleep Furiously” by Gideon Koppel follows a year in the life of Trefeurig, a small farming community in Ceredigion. The film is an incredibly touching observation of village life. Possibly one of the least obtrusive, and yet intimate documentaries ever made.”
PROGRAMME (ALL FREE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, WHETHER BY WHIM OR DISAGREEMENT)
9th May 2013 – Lifetimes
Main feature 5pm The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser – Directed by Werner Herzog
Andre Rubliev – Directed by Andre Tarkovsky
Possum Trot – The life and work of Calvin Black – Directed by Allie Light,
Irving Saraf Sometimes I Run: Stanley Maupin,
Sidewalk Flusher – Directed by Blaine Dunlap
The London Perambulator Directed by John Rogers
16th May 2013 – Underneath
Main feature 5pm Haxan – Witchcraft through the ages – Directed by Benjamin Christensen (1922)
Dance for a chicken: the Cajun Mardi Gras – Directed by Pat Mire (1993)
People who take up Serpents – Directed by Gretchen Robinson, Stan Woodward (1974)
Tales of the Supernatural – Directed by Sharon R Sherman (1970)
Werner Herzog eats his shoe – Directed by Les Blank (1980)
Le Sculpteur Express – Directed by Segundo de Chomón (1970)
Mark Landis father philanthropy – Directed by Terri Timely (?)
Minatur Wunderland – Director unknown (2012)
23rd May 2013 – Quiet Action
Main feature 5pm Sleep Furiously – Directed by Gideon Koppel (2008)
Hand catching lead – Created by Richard Serra (1968)
How to build an igloo – Directed by Douglas Wikinson (1949)
The last shovel maker – Directed by Jack Ofield (2006)
The cameraman has visited our town – Directed by Tom Whiteside (1989)
The monument of big chief rolling mountain thunder – Directed by Allie Light and Irving Saraf (1983)
Welcome to Spiveys corner: The National Hollering Contest – Directed by Kier Cline (1978)
The glass eye maker – Directed by Tomas Leach (2010)
Ernest Wright & Son Ltd – Making Sheffield Scissors – Directed by Paul Martins Handmade Revolution (2013)
Go pro Sheep shearing with Nick King (2013)
The turning of the kite – New British Art (2010)
Stewart Lee on university funding and the arts (2010)
Climb without ropes – Waldo Etherington (2013)
3 minute wonder: Jeff Koons “Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank” – Directed by Mike Figgis (2009)
Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” (full interview)