Join us on the 26th of September — it’s our final night at The Institute of Light, and things are getting suitably meta.
The People’s Film Club will be bringing you an exploration into the very nature of film. How much does authorship alter the nature of documentary film? Do documentaries encompass their own form of fiction? To what extent are all films merely the stories of the unseen cameraperson?
As part of Scarlarama 2018, we will be screening Kirsten Johnson’s unique film CAMERAPERSON, which defies easy categorisation: it has been described as a ‘meta-documentary’, an ‘experimental collage-film’ and a ‘a series of episodic juxtapositions’. In essence, it unifies footage from a twenty-five year career as a world-renowned cinematographer, composed of clips spanning international war-zones, at-home family recordings, life and death, the mundane and the over-whelming.
For the first time since we started last April, this event will be a one-off fundraiser for our Film Club. We’ve got lots of exciting things planned, and want to sustain our commitment to aiding access for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to join us. We are a small group of volunteers and would love some support to keep things growing. If you have enjoyed our events so far, we would love to see you there. We will be having some beers in the bar beforehand, so come along and say hi, and enjoy our last evening under the arches!