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Reel Ale Film Club: The Young Ones

Last week Reel Ale Film Club visited Wood Green and Lambeth in the 1950s. This week we go on a 1960s summer holiday with Cliff Richard in The Young Ones (1961). Firstly, there is a potential confusion to dodge. For

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Reel Ale Film Club: The Young Ones

Last week Reel Ale Film Club visited Wood Green and Lambeth in the 1950s. This week we go on a 1960s summer holiday with Cliff Richard in The Young Ones (1961). Firstly, there is a potential confusion to dodge. For

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LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images

The inaugural LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images is a four-day celebration of the contemporary moving image, launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It is the only dedicated biennial of its kind in the UK, consisting of screenings,

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LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images

The inaugural LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images is a four-day celebration of the contemporary moving image, launched by LUX and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It is the only dedicated biennial of its kind in the UK, consisting of screenings,

Looking In, Looking Out: Film & Philosophy

Looking In, Looking Out: Film & Philosophy

Looking In, Looking Out is a new film festival being held between 27th June and 7th July in the historic venue of London’s Conway Hall. The festival promises its audience will get to examine and enjoy a wide range of

Looking In, Looking Out: Film & Philosophy

Looking In, Looking Out: Film & Philosophy

Looking In, Looking Out is a new film festival being held between 27th June and 7th July in the historic venue of London’s Conway Hall. The festival promises its audience will get to examine and enjoy a wide range of

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Reel Ale Film Club: We are the Lambeth Boys and Momma Don’t Allow

Last week R|R charted a brief history of Ealing Studios to accompany Reel Ale Film Club’s screening of The Ladykillers (1955). This week we bring you another condensed history lesson alongside a double-bill screening of Free Cinema films Mamma Don’t

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Reel Ale Film Club: We are the Lambeth Boys and Momma Don’t Allow

Last week R|R charted a brief history of Ealing Studios to accompany Reel Ale Film Club’s screening of The Ladykillers (1955). This week we bring you another condensed history lesson alongside a double-bill screening of Free Cinema films Mamma Don’t

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Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2012)

“Too much exposition is the kind of thing that makes me bored with Hollywood movies (…) I like films that leave a lot to the audience.” - Ben Rivers ‘Slow Cinema’ is a new term that has found purchase in film

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Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2012)

“Too much exposition is the kind of thing that makes me bored with Hollywood movies (…) I like films that leave a lot to the audience.” - Ben Rivers ‘Slow Cinema’ is a new term that has found purchase in film

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The Red Army/Wild 7 Declaration of World War: Revisiting Battle Royale 2

This fascinating article is a guest contribution by Ethan Race, a young, prize-winning filmmaker based in London. You can see some of his films online his Vimeo page. If you are interested in contributing to Real|Reel Journal as well, then please take

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The Red Army/Wild 7 Declaration of World War: Revisiting Battle Royale 2

This fascinating article is a guest contribution by Ethan Race, a young, prize-winning filmmaker based in London. You can see some of his films online his Vimeo page. If you are interested in contributing to Real|Reel Journal as well, then please take

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John Akomfrah and The Black Audio Film Collective: A (Trans)National Treasure

 “Each generation necessarily engages in a process of rewriting/reconstituting the past. Film makers have to paint their own landscapes, they must breathe new life into each moment in cinema. That can only be achieved when practitioners have mapped out the

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John Akomfrah and The Black Audio Film Collective: A (Trans)National Treasure

 “Each generation necessarily engages in a process of rewriting/reconstituting the past. Film makers have to paint their own landscapes, they must breathe new life into each moment in cinema. That can only be achieved when practitioners have mapped out the

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Reel Ale Film Club: The Ladykillers

From WWII propaganda in the East End last week, Reel Ale Film Club travels to King’s Cross to take in some comedy. But before we get to King’s Cross and this week’s film, The Ladykillers (1955), we must take a

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Reel Ale Film Club: The Ladykillers

From WWII propaganda in the East End last week, Reel Ale Film Club travels to King’s Cross to take in some comedy. But before we get to King’s Cross and this week’s film, The Ladykillers (1955), we must take a

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LWL70 – LWLies x colette: How Posters Aid Ownership

Independent film magazine Little White Lies are marking the 65th Cannes Film Festival by holding an exhibition with Paris based gallery and retailer, colette, to pay tribute to the art of the film poster. The exhibition will be held between

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LWL70 – LWLies x colette: How Posters Aid Ownership

Independent film magazine Little White Lies are marking the 65th Cannes Film Festival by holding an exhibition with Paris based gallery and retailer, colette, to pay tribute to the art of the film poster. The exhibition will be held between

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Reel Ale Film Club: Fires Were Started + London Can Take It!

“These civilians are good soldiers.” This week Reel Ale Film Club revels in a second dose of wartime filmmaking. From the star-wattage and melodrama of Waterloo Bridge, they turn to something a little more factual but no less heartfelt –

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Reel Ale Film Club: Fires Were Started + London Can Take It!

“These civilians are good soldiers.” This week Reel Ale Film Club revels in a second dose of wartime filmmaking. From the star-wattage and melodrama of Waterloo Bridge, they turn to something a little more factual but no less heartfelt –

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Championing Silent Cinema: Bristol Silents

Two weeks ago I trundled to the pub to watch a special club screening of The Bridal Procession in Hardanger (Rasmus Breistein, 1926), courtesy of Bristol Silents; and I’m still thinking about it… Bristol Silents aim to raise awareness, knowledge

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Championing Silent Cinema: Bristol Silents

Two weeks ago I trundled to the pub to watch a special club screening of The Bridal Procession in Hardanger (Rasmus Breistein, 1926), courtesy of Bristol Silents; and I’m still thinking about it… Bristol Silents aim to raise awareness, knowledge

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Safe (2012) & the Vigilante Film

Safe (Boaz Yakin, 2012) – UK Release 4th May Jason Statham stars as Luke Wright, an ex-supercop turned vigilante, who has 94 mins to beat the living crap out of corrupt cops and NYC mobsters. After a run-in with Russian

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Safe (2012) & the Vigilante Film

Safe (Boaz Yakin, 2012) – UK Release 4th May Jason Statham stars as Luke Wright, an ex-supercop turned vigilante, who has 94 mins to beat the living crap out of corrupt cops and NYC mobsters. After a run-in with Russian

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Reel Ale Film Club: Waterloo Bridge

Following a foray into the salacious nightclub scene of 1920’s Piccadilly Circus in Piccadilly, for the second week of Reel Ale Film Club, we head down to Waterloo Bridge. Thanks to the magic of flashback, Waterloo Bridge is set during

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Reel Ale Film Club: Waterloo Bridge

Following a foray into the salacious nightclub scene of 1920’s Piccadilly Circus in Piccadilly, for the second week of Reel Ale Film Club, we head down to Waterloo Bridge. Thanks to the magic of flashback, Waterloo Bridge is set during

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Picturehouse Podcast Birthday Screening v.2.0: The Raid & Hard Boiled

After a disagreement between an elbow and a fire alarm the last event was postponed. This post now includes the updated dates and links: Our friends over at Picturehouse are celebrating the second year of their weekly podcast by holding a double-bill

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Picturehouse Podcast Birthday Screening v.2.0: The Raid & Hard Boiled

After a disagreement between an elbow and a fire alarm the last event was postponed. This post now includes the updated dates and links: Our friends over at Picturehouse are celebrating the second year of their weekly podcast by holding a double-bill

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Vincente Minnelli’s exploration of Hollywood’s wounded artists in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) is an immensely enjoyable piece of myth-making in line with the film industry’s troubled years in the early 1950s. The film’s use of a multiple-perspective narrative,

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The Bad and the Beautiful

Vincente Minnelli’s exploration of Hollywood’s wounded artists in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) is an immensely enjoyable piece of myth-making in line with the film industry’s troubled years in the early 1950s. The film’s use of a multiple-perspective narrative,

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Avatar in the Palestinian (Imagi)nation: An Interview with Professor Yosefa Loshitzky

The recently published issue of Third Text, included an article by Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky called ‘Popular Cinema as Popular Resistance: Avatar in the Palestinian (Imagi)nation,’ that focused on how Avatar (2009) had not only been extremely popular in Palestine, but

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Avatar in the Palestinian (Imagi)nation: An Interview with Professor Yosefa Loshitzky

The recently published issue of Third Text, included an article by Prof. Yosefa Loshitzky called ‘Popular Cinema as Popular Resistance: Avatar in the Palestinian (Imagi)nation,’ that focused on how Avatar (2009) had not only been extremely popular in Palestine, but

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Reel Ale Film Club at The Railway Tavern Ale House

Smokey taverns, wartime spirit, rowdy youth, romance, firemen, dancing, cops and robbers, illicit photographs, queers, soul, council estates, sixties swing, murders, dinosaurs, gangsters, aliens, stations, bridges, and werewolves. London has them all and so does a new film club at

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Reel Ale Film Club at The Railway Tavern Ale House

Smokey taverns, wartime spirit, rowdy youth, romance, firemen, dancing, cops and robbers, illicit photographs, queers, soul, council estates, sixties swing, murders, dinosaurs, gangsters, aliens, stations, bridges, and werewolves. London has them all and so does a new film club at

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Real|Reel Journal are looking for new contributors to write regular articles on film and wider film culture. The text below is taken from our submissions page and goes into a bit more detail about who we think would like to

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Real|Reel Journal are looking for new contributors to write regular articles on film and wider film culture. The text below is taken from our submissions page and goes into a bit more detail about who we think would like to

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The Little Joe Clubhouse at the Fringe! Gay Film Fest

Little Joe are a London based publication and film club that “look at film from a new perspective.” Light Industry described the work of Little Joe as “mapping the subterranean canon of gay and lesbian cinema, past and present.” As

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The Little Joe Clubhouse at the Fringe! Gay Film Fest

Little Joe are a London based publication and film club that “look at film from a new perspective.” Light Industry described the work of Little Joe as “mapping the subterranean canon of gay and lesbian cinema, past and present.” As

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Plurarity vs. Polarisation – Battleship (2012)

There are no two ways about it, Battleship (2012) is a very odd film. First there are the obvious things, like the fact it is based on a board game which lacks any narrative context, or the fact that it

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Plurarity vs. Polarisation – Battleship (2012)

There are no two ways about it, Battleship (2012) is a very odd film. First there are the obvious things, like the fact it is based on a board game which lacks any narrative context, or the fact that it

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‘The Cruising’ a Commision for Fringe! Gay Film Fest 12-15th April 2012

The Cruising, Abney Park Cemetery Thursday 12th April 10am – 7am Fringe! Film Fest runs from the 12th – 15th April and exists in conversation with, but is independent from, the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival that happened recently (covered by Caroline Guo for Real|Reel).

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‘The Cruising’ a Commision for Fringe! Gay Film Fest 12-15th April 2012

The Cruising, Abney Park Cemetery Thursday 12th April 10am – 7am Fringe! Film Fest runs from the 12th – 15th April and exists in conversation with, but is independent from, the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival that happened recently (covered by Caroline Guo for Real|Reel).

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Hunting Gorillas: Perceiving Continuity in Edited Moving Images

How do we perceive films effortlessly when they differ so fundamentally from reality? This is the question Tim J. Smith posed in his lecture at Bristol University’s Vision Institute (BVI). According to Smith, the paradox of film editing is that

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Hunting Gorillas: Perceiving Continuity in Edited Moving Images

How do we perceive films effortlessly when they differ so fundamentally from reality? This is the question Tim J. Smith posed in his lecture at Bristol University’s Vision Institute (BVI). According to Smith, the paradox of film editing is that

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BFI LLGFF: Mediatheque Event and Future Film Shorts – From Then to Now

Talk by curator Simon McCallum on the BFI Mediatheque’s Beautiful Things collection followed by screening of gay themed shorts by young filmmakers and panel discussion The London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival drew to a close and the buzz that’s

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BFI LLGFF: Mediatheque Event and Future Film Shorts – From Then to Now

Talk by curator Simon McCallum on the BFI Mediatheque’s Beautiful Things collection followed by screening of gay themed shorts by young filmmakers and panel discussion The London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival drew to a close and the buzz that’s

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The Kid With a Bike/Le Gamin Au Vélo (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011)

“When one is really alone, objects take on another type of importance” – Pierre Dardenne The Kid With a Bike (2011) does not offer anything in terms of psychological insights, it just shows characters as they react and interact. Cyril

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The Kid With a Bike/Le Gamin Au Vélo (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011)

“When one is really alone, objects take on another type of importance” – Pierre Dardenne The Kid With a Bike (2011) does not offer anything in terms of psychological insights, it just shows characters as they react and interact. Cyril

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BFI LLGFF: Gun Hill Road – Intimate Spaces and Identities

Screening of Gun Hill Road (Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2011, USA) Concentrating largely on the family unit, Gun Hill Road follows Enrique’s (Esai Morales) return home after three years in prison to find that his son has begun the process of

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BFI LLGFF: Gun Hill Road – Intimate Spaces and Identities

Screening of Gun Hill Road (Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2011, USA) Concentrating largely on the family unit, Gun Hill Road follows Enrique’s (Esai Morales) return home after three years in prison to find that his son has begun the process of

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Kenneth Anger and the Camp Aesthetic

[Camp] is…always, at whatever cost, a cry against conformity, a shriek against boredom, a testament to ‘the potential uniqueness of each of us and our rights to that uniqueness.’ – George Melly This will be fun. Watch Kenneth Anger’s underground

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Kenneth Anger and the Camp Aesthetic

[Camp] is…always, at whatever cost, a cry against conformity, a shriek against boredom, a testament to ‘the potential uniqueness of each of us and our rights to that uniqueness.’ – George Melly This will be fun. Watch Kenneth Anger’s underground

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BFI LLGFF: Orchids, My Intersex Adventure – Coming to Terms with Shame

Screening of Orchids, My Intersex Adventure (Phoebe Hart, Australia, 2010) Phoebe Hart grew up ashamed: born part male and part female, she never learned what made her feel so different from the other girls at school until her mother revealed

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BFI LLGFF: Orchids, My Intersex Adventure – Coming to Terms with Shame

Screening of Orchids, My Intersex Adventure (Phoebe Hart, Australia, 2010) Phoebe Hart grew up ashamed: born part male and part female, she never learned what made her feel so different from the other girls at school until her mother revealed

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Can this get any more contemporary? Girl Walk // All Day (2011)

Mashup musician Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) released his fifth album, ‘All Day,’ in November 2010 as a free download. This distribution method was made famous by Radiohead who digitally released ‘In Rainbows’ prior to its release on CD and

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Can this get any more contemporary? Girl Walk // All Day (2011)

Mashup musician Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) released his fifth album, ‘All Day,’ in November 2010 as a free download. This distribution method was made famous by Radiohead who digitally released ‘In Rainbows’ prior to its release on CD and

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BFI LLGFF: Love Free or Die – An Encounter with Bishop Gene Robinson

Love Free or Die (Macky Alston, USA, 2011), with opening song “The Bishop of New Hampshire” performed by Fingersnap (David McAlmont and Guy Davies), followed by Q&A with Bishop Gene Robinson In close-up: tears surge forth in Bishop Gene Robinson’s

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BFI LLGFF: Love Free or Die – An Encounter with Bishop Gene Robinson

Love Free or Die (Macky Alston, USA, 2011), with opening song “The Bishop of New Hampshire” performed by Fingersnap (David McAlmont and Guy Davies), followed by Q&A with Bishop Gene Robinson In close-up: tears surge forth in Bishop Gene Robinson’s

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BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: Thoughts from the Opening Night Gala

Cloudburst (Thom Fitzgerald, Canada, 2011), followed by Q&A with Thom Fitzgerald and actors Brenda Fricker and Ryan Doucette, 23rd March 2012. “I’m not out yet, where I’m from” says a voice a couple of seats away. I just manage to

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BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: Thoughts from the Opening Night Gala

Cloudburst (Thom Fitzgerald, Canada, 2011), followed by Q&A with Thom Fitzgerald and actors Brenda Fricker and Ryan Doucette, 23rd March 2012. “I’m not out yet, where I’m from” says a voice a couple of seats away. I just manage to