Friday 28 November 2003
6pm onwards


7.00 The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge), Fischli & Weiss, 1987, 16mm, 30 mins
7.30 Untitled (Bleached Film), Wendy Lewis, 2002, 16mm, 3 mins 30
7.35 Framed Construction, the Kino Club archives, 16mm, 10 mins
7.45 Sewn Film, Anna Barham, 2000, super-8, 2 mins
7.48 Intermission
8.05 Life is Sweet, Mike Leigh, 1990, 16mm, 102 mins, with Alison Steadman, Timothy Spall, Jane Horrocks

All films will be screened on 16mm or 8mm original prints.

For the first in the series of Society (film) screenings, films have been selected by the artists Georgina Batty (pre-intermission) and Susan Collis (post-intermission) both of whom are currently exhibiting in Engineer at Beaconsfield. The selection reveals the common interests of Batty and Collis – preoccupations with ordinary things, ideas and people, and a shared willingness to discover the magic to be found in the mundane.

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge) is something of a cult film, most recently brought to public attention by its infamous rip-off in an advertisement for Honda.

Untitled (Bleached Film) records the physical erosion of a filmed image.

The frames of Sewn Film are literally stitched together, ensuring that this particular film will only survive a few screenings.

These expositions of the nature of film are offset by Framed Construction, an instructional film from the Kino Club archives.

Life is Sweet. Susan Collis relates to Mike Leigh’s films because he “…chooses to make films about ordinary people, surviving as best they can at the low to middle end of our western economy…”.

Tickets £6, £4 (concessions)
Price includes £1 Society membership*

*Society is a membership club that offers its members regular access to good films, good music, good wine, good food, good discussion and good company.