Next week – Kingsway Film Festival!

Personal development week next week sees the Kingsway-based Faculty of Arts and Media offering interesting & relevant films to current staff and students in their main lecture theatre – ckw126.

Monday 2nd – Fine Art & Photography

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Pollock

A beautifully crafted drama about the legendary American painter Jackson Pollock, fellow artists and lovers.  Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the centre of New York’s 1940’s art scene.

Dekalog

Kleslouski’s epic set 57 fables based on the 10 commandments set in a Warsaw tower block.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3rd – Performing Arts

200px-Koyaanisqatsi_posterKoyaanisquatsi

Also known as Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, this is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means ‘crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living’, and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way. The film is the first in the Qatsi trilogy of films.

 

Wednesday 4th – Media & Journalism

Fahrenheit_911_posterFarenheit 9/11

A film which typifies Moore’s style of documentary journalism as he launches an ‘unflinching inquiry’ into US foreign policy under the previous Bush government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th – Design

200px-Helvetica-filmHelvetica

Helvetica is documentary film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Focusing on the universally [over]used typeface as part of the discussion about the impact of type on our lives.

24 Hour Party People

Tony Wilson, Factory Records, The Hacienda, Peter Saville, Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays. This star studded film charts the birth and unique promotion of one of the most significant periods in modern music.

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~ by wmiller1 on October 30, 2009.

 
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