Mike Figgis, Timecode, 2003. Photo: Courtesy of AV Festival 03

Mike Figgis, Timecode, 2003. Photo: Courtesy of AV Festival 03

Mike Figgis, Timecode, 2003. Photo: Courtesy of AV Festival 03

Mike Figgis, Timecode, 2003. Photo: Courtesy of AV Festival 03

This hugely inventive and enjoyable story of Hollywood folk making a movie is shot simultaneously on four digital cameras, and plays across four split screens. Perhaps most incredible is the way that Mike Figgis used the technology to allow film to be made in an entirely new process. Each day the cast would perform Timecode from start to finish in one take (the film is exactly the length of a single DV tape). They would then watch the film, share notes, come back the next day and do the whole film over again in one take. There are 17 takes of Timecode, this is take 17…

The acclaimed UK filmmaker Mike Figgis is patron of Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. To celebrate his influence on the digital film world we presented a mini retrospective of his work and hosted the UK premiere of his latest feature.

Timecode Live
Dir. Mike Figgis

£4/£3

Sat 22 November 2003, 8pm

Former Odeon Cinema Site

Pilgrim Street
Newcastle