The Projection Project at Flatpack Film Festival 2017 - 'Is That A Woman In The Box?' on Apr 9
From the ‘projectionettes’ of the two world wars right up to the present day, this audio-visual talk by Dr Rebecca Harrison (University of Glasgow) and Dr Richard Wallace (University of Warwick) will reveal the hidden history of the women who have worked in this typically masculine space.
When we think of cinema projectionists our mind might conjure up images of Buster Keaton wrapped in celluloid, or Alfredo chopping out kisses in Cinema Paradiso. Very rarely do we imagine that the person working away in the box behind us might be a woman, and yet there have been female projectionists throughout the history of British cinema.
On Sunday April 9th, The Projection Project will present this talk as part of Flatpack Film Festival 2017. Taking place in the Flatpack Hub (97 Smallbrook Queensway, + Google Map ) from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
Find out more and book your tickets here: http://flatpackfestival.org.uk/event/is-that-a-woman-in-the-box/
Jose Arroyo speaks about UNCLE HOWARD and the AIDS generation for Shout Festival in Birmingham
Appearing as part of Birmingham LGBT & SHOUT Festival's LGBT History Month Festival, on Friday 24th of February Jose Arroyo gave a talk on ‘the AIDS Generation’, exploring the history of the AIDS Crisis in the 1980s and its representation on screen. This was followed by a screening of 2016 critically-acclaimed documentary ‘Uncle Howard’ depicting the life and work of 1980s film-maker Howard Brookner.
Karl Schoonover in conversation at Oxford
4 – 7pm | Thursday 16 February
Stanford House, 65 High Street, Oxford
Films about cities are both part of modern urban experience and a mode of our reflecting on that experience. Over the last century both cinema and cities have been in flux. What have we learned from films that explore cities? About cities? About films? About tradition? About modernity? About fantasy? About reality? About beauty? About ugliness? About living? About ourselves? About making sense or nonsense of any or all of these? In this series of Film events, the Oxford Forum and Stanford University Centre in Oxford are showing entrancing films about cities, followed by dialogues and discussion.
Dr. Alastair Phillips speaks about Jacques Becker's 'Rendez-vous de juillet' at BFI
On Wednesday 08 March Dr. Alastair Phillips will speak about Jacques Becker's 'Rendez-vous de juillet' at the BFI Southbank, alongside a screening of the film.
Rendez-vous de juillet
Dir Jacques Becker
With Daniel Gélin, Maurice Ronet, Brigitte Auber
"This is one of the finest films about the post-war Paris of St Germain-des-Prés, a microcosm where philosophy, theatre and jazz thrived. A young man tries to persuade his group to join him in making an ethnographic film in the Congo, but his idealism causes ruptures in love and friendship. Becker’s direction of his glittering cast is impeccable."
SiciliaQueer interviews Dr Karl Schoonover
Earlier this summer, Schoonover was interviewed in Palermo along with his collaborator Professor Rosalind Galt about their ongoing work on the politics of queer world cinema. Schoonover and Galt were guest of Palermo's biggest annual film festival SiciliaQueer.