- FESTIVAL EXHIBITION
- FESTIVAL LAUNCH AND OPENING WEEKEND
- BETWEEN TIMES: MARC KARLIN WEEKEND
- TRACING THE ANABASIS OF THE JAPANESE RED ARMY
- LEVELS OF DEMOCRACY: UKRAINE FILM WEEKEND
- RESISTANCE: BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM
- ARTISTS' RESIDENCIES AND TALKS
- KRIS CANAVAN: LABOUR ISN’T WORKING
Shot around the time Margaret Thatcher proclaimed the ‘death of socialism’ in the UK, Karlin was determined to say otherwise. Seven visions of socialism are invited to a banquet table: from former union leader Jack Jones (TGWU); miners wife Marsha Marshall; London GP, David Widgery; economist, Bob Rowthorn; historian, Sheila Rowbotham; editor of Race and Class, Ambalavaner Sivanandan; and the Cravendale Furniture Co-operative.
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).
Utopias, dir: Marc Karlin, UK, 1989, 135min + discussion, DCP, Mark Karlin Archive. Originally broadcast on 1 May 1989, Channel 4 (Eleventh Hour). Repeated on 2 March 1992, 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.