The Outrage (Karlin, 1995) & The Serpent (Karlin, 1997):
BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.40pm
This is part of the Cinema Born Again: Radical Film from the 1970s season. Marc Karlin, who directed tonight's double bill, was once described as "the most significant unknown film-maker working in Britain during the past three decades".
In NFT3 at 6.15pm there will be a screening of Karlin's Between Times plus a talk and discussion on Karlin's legacy.
Here is the BFI introduction to The Outrage:
The tactile, abstract canvases of celebrated painter Cy Twombly form
the focal point of this unusual artist documentary. The fictional,
mysterious M does the looking; reacting initially with rage and
frustration, before asking why. Karlin reflects on our changing
relationship to art while also considering its significance in our
lives, revealing himself in the process. This is an inspiring example of
how to challenge the formal, conventional limits of film and TV
Here is the BFI introduction to The Serpent:This decidedly bold drama-documentary sees Rupert Murdoch re-imagined as
the Dark Prince from Milton’s Paradise Lost. Commuter Michael Deakin
drifts off to sleep and dreams of destroying the Prince who has made
England ‘a hard, sniggering, resentful, hard shoulder of a place.’ But
the voice of reason has other plans, and Deakin himself is implicated in
the Prince’s rise to power.