Sunday, 19 October 2008

Reading Experimental Film Festival

Reading Experimental Film Festival.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading.

A chance to see an eclectic range of experimental film works from established and emerging artists. Not to be missed is
John Smith's 1976 classic: 'The Girl Chewing Gum'; Jordan Baseman's 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', courtesy of Matt's Gallery,
London; Tina Keane's 'Ghost Train' and Jacob Cartwight & Nick Jordan's most recent film, 'New Madrid'.

Other films included in the screening programmes by: Katy Beinart & Steven Eastwood & Mia Taylor / Alex Buhagiar / Tessa Garland / Lee Hassall / Ruth Hatch /
Matt Hulse / Philip Newcombe / Alex Pearl / Erica Scourti / Pauline Thomas / Vicky Vergou.

The Audible Picture Show, curated by Matt Hulse and made specifically for the Reading Experimental Film Festival is not to be missed. A highly
innovative programme of short audio works created specially for darkened cinemas. (Visit: audible picture show for more info).

Also a rare chance to see a selection of works in a special programme, by the young French Filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Periot:
Jean-Gabriel Periot became an experimental filmmaker almost by accident, and since 2000, has been invited to show his work at major festivals across the world. He has won the Grand Prix at Tampere International Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Pris de Court in Paris. His films have also won major awards at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, L'Alternativa in Barcelona, Japan Media Art in Tokyo and Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. He was also recently involved in a group show 'Paranoia' at the Freud Museum, London with Jeremy Deller, Doug Fishbone and others.

Gavin Lombos (bloco electro) will be performing live to the 1972 classic, 'La Cabina'. Gavin has responded to this challenge by producing an original score, for the event. Also performing to the Rod Steiger classic 'The Pawnbroker', will be The Pawnbroker (Pete Brookes and Ben Sandiford).

Mark Langley and Mike Taylor have produced installations that take into consideration the difficult architecture and the idea of communal space that the Rising Sun is known for.

The cost is £4.50 (all weekend). Come on down!


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