animate! Rogue Talents 1 at Riverside Studios London

Thursday 5 October 2006 18:45

In the first of a unique monthly series, experimental animation project animate! presents features, shorts and documentaries that take life beyond live action into a delirious, unsettling, inspiring and stunningly imaginative realm, where the visual meets the visionary. Guest directors, onstage discussions and live music events accompany the series.

animate! Rogue Talents double bill 1: Future Self
Two films about consciousness and crisis set in very different worlds.

The Falconer 15 6.45pm
(Iain Sinclair/Christopher Petit, UK, 1998) 56m
With Kathy Acker, Steven Dilworth, Stewart Home
Sinclair and Petit’s rarely seen docudrama The Falconer is a dazzling, multi-layered pursuit of the life and myths of 1960s underground filmmaker, falconer and novelist Peter Whitehead (Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London). Dave McKean’s text, graphic and animation overlays add an extra level to this stunning seminal collage of consciousness in crisis and permanent revelation.

The Falconer (1998) by Iain Sinclair & Chris Petit

Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair are in onstage conversation immediately after The Falconer.

Chris Petit, one of Britain’s most distinctive and ambitious film-makers, shot to fame with his remarkable feature debut Radio On (1979). Recent collaborations include a series of visionary digital projects (The Falconer, Asylum, London Orbital) with writer Iain Sinclair. His latest film is Unrequited Love (2006).

Iain Sinclair is poet, filmmaker and one of Britain’s most respected authors. He is perhaps best known for his books of psychogeographic exploration such as Lights out for the Territory and London Orbital. He has edited a major anthology of writings on London, City of Disappearances, due in October 2006.

The Man Who Fell to Earth 18 8.40pm
(Nicolas Roeg, UK, 1976) 138m
With David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark
Roeg’s astonishing, elegiac, sci-fi parable about longing, loss and the constant search for love, whatever the cost, is one of the great visions of the fragility and beauty of life on earth, with David Bowie brilliantly cast as the alien who loses a planet but, briefly, finds a kind of human happiness. A cult masterpiece that transforms the everyday through luminous fractured narrative.

Upcoming animate! Rogue Talents evenings at Riverside Studios include: Future City in November, Future Worlds in December and Future Sex in January.

Riverside Studios
Crisp Road
London W6 9RL
box office: (020) 8237 1111
nearest tube station: Hammersmith
admission: £6.50 / £5.50 (concessions) for each half or the whole of the animate! double bill

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