Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 67: Sat Mar 8

No1: How Strange to be Named Federico (Scola, 2013): Cine Lumiere, 8.50pm

This is reckoned to be the highlight of the Cine Lumiere's Made in Italy season. Here are the details of the films on from March 5th to 8th and here is their introduction to tonight's screening:

The film is a tribute and a portrait of Federico Fellini, on the twentieth anniversary of the great director’s death. In addition to Fellini’s incredibly rich cinema, it aims to commemorate a few private and lesser-known aspects of his life. An original film, made out of moments, and scattered impressions that recreate the emotions provoked by a great man: his genius, his famous irony, and his motto that ‘life is a party’. 

The movie will be introduced by Adrian Wooton, the chief executive of Film London.


No2: Some Friends Apart (Dwoskin, 2002); Me, Myself & I (Dwoskin, 1967) and Chinese Checkers (Dwoskin, 1963): ICA Cinema 2-3pm

Stephen Dwoskin (1939-2012) was an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, director and producer. He worked in Warhol’s Factory, co-founded the London Film Makers Co-Op (now LUX) at Better Books as well as the Independent Filmmakers’ Association in the 1970s (an organisation that paved the way for Channel 4) and The Other Cinema.

Inaugurating the opening of the Dwoskin archive at the University of Reading, this symposium at the ICA (from 11.30am), whihc will screen three of his films from 2-3pm, will explore his historical importance as a key figure in independent film and his groundbreaking film work.

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