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Reframing Cinema

Reframing Cinema

As part of her exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, artist Louise Lawler proposes a re-staging of her influential piece, A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Picture this May.

Adolescent Transition

Adolescent Transition

Whilst awareness of the transgender community has progressed extensively in recent years, Shaleece Haas’ Real Boy illustrates the private battle that remains for the families involved.

Letters to Baghdad: Progressive Documentary

Letters to Baghdad: Progressive Documentary

Letters from Baghdad: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Gertrude Bell is the story of a woman often lost in the shadows of history, yet played an influential part in the story of Iraq after WWI.

LoveTrue: Performative Humanity

LoveTrue: Performative Humanity

In a time of mass anxiety, and societal upheaval, Alma Har’el’s LoveTrue provides the antithesis. This unique documentary travels around the globe to uncover intimate stories from the 21st century.

Tribeca Spotlight

Tribeca Spotlight

The annual Tribeca Film Festival compiles a dynamic slate of films that showcases the breadth of contemporary filmmaking across a range of styles for its 16th edition. Opens 19 April.

Toni Erdmann: Adaptive Personas

Toni Erdmann: Adaptive Personas

Maren Ade’s dry Germanic comedy, Toni Erdmann, is a intuitive and creative study of how we as individuals change, adapt and assimilate ourselves in order to form a type of culture.

Mini Productions

Mini Productions

April Kelley and Sara Huxley are filmmakers whose shorts have screened at ASFF over the last two years. Their production company Mini Productions champions the power of storytelling.

Celebrated Auteur

Celebrated Auteur

Film Museum’s last instalment of its Jean-Luc Godard retrospective is made up of works from the last three decades: his epochal series Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988- 98) and Adieu au langage (2014).

The Brothers McLeod: Developing Worlds

The Brothers McLeod: Developing Worlds

The BAFTA-winning animators’ new book, Create Your Own Universe, looks at how to invent stories, characters and ideas and provide inspiration for emerging and established filmmakers alike.

ASFF Film Tour

ASFF Film Tour

The ASFF Film Tour initiative brings a selection of exceptional works from the Aesthetica Short Film Festival’s programme to audiences across the UK. The Film Tour is screened at community cinemas.

Film Heritage

Film Heritage

EYE and the University of Amsterdam join forces to present six public lectures in This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice from 3 April to 15 May.

ASFF Comedy Winner

ASFF Comedy Winner

The short film Konnichiwa Brick Lane by Saera Jin and Sharon Rapose won Best Comedy at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival and, most recently, screened as part of the 47th Tampere Film Festival.

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