Sunday 11 March

Thu 8 March 2012 – Sun 11 March 2012

“The Slow Cinema Weekend itself was an unusual and exemplary festival- within-a-festival.” (Sight and Sound)

Over this special weekend we welcomed some of the world’s leading filmmakers to Newcastle to screen and discuss their rarely seen work, across Tyneside Cinema and Star and Shadow Cinema.

Representing the most exciting cinema across Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia and the UK, these uncompromising and visionary filmmakers are devoted to the art of film.

Including Fred Kelemen, one of the boldest German filmmakers of the last 20-years; Lav Diaz internationally celebrated as the ideological father of the New Philippine Cinema; Lisandro Alonso one of the most accomplished and original Argentine artists working today; and the distinctive UK filmmaker Ben Rivers.

You could attend individual films or the whole weekend with our special weekend Slow Cinema Pass. 

Ben Rivers: Two Years At Sea

Sun 11 March 2012, 11am-12.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Ben Rivers’ first feature-length film documents the solitary existence of Jake, who lives in isolation in a remote Scottish forest... more

Lav Diaz: Century of Birthing

Sun 11 March 2012, 1pm-7.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Stories about a Christian religious cult and a self-involved filmmaker, are brilliantly intertwined in Lav Diaz's newest film, premiered... more

Lisandro Alonso: Liverpool

Sun 11 March 2012, 9pm-11pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Evoking Ulysses, Lisandro Alonso’s latest film follows estranged seaman Ferrel on a journey home to his family. Filmed in snowy Tierra del Fuego, the world’s most... more