Marc Karlin, Scenes for a Revolution, 1991. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Marc Karlin, Scenes for a Revolution, 1991. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Marc Karlin, Scenes for a Revolution, 1991. Courtesy Marc Karlin Archive

Karlin returns to Nicaragua after five years to examine the history of the Sandinista government and the prospects for democracy following their defeat in the general election of 1990.

On his death in 1999, Marc Karlin was described as Britain’s most significant, unknown filmmaker. For three decades, he was a leading figure within Britain’s independent film community, actively contributing to opening up television through Channel 4. He was a founding member of the Berwick Street Film Collective; a director of Lusia Films, a key influence in the Independent Filmmakers Association, and a creative force behind the group that published the independent film magazine, Vertigo (1993-2010). 

Scenes for a Revolution, dir: Marc Karlin, UK, 1991, 110min, Mark Karlin Archive. Originally broadcast on 13 May 1991 Channel 4 (Global Image).

Part of Between Times: Marc Karlin Weekend, more information about all the films in the series here. Presented in partnership with the Marc Karlin Archive.

Film Pass One: Between Times: Marc Karlin Weekend
Fri 4 – Sun 6 March
£30 Full Price / £25 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series
Film Passes can only be booked via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.

Scenes for a Revolution
Marc Karlin

£7.50/£6, book here
Film Pass One, £30/£25

Sun 6 March, 8.15pm (110min + discussion)

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