BETWEEN TIMES: MARC KARLIN WEEKEND
Fri 4 – Sun 6 March 2016

This weekend includes screenings of eleven films by Marc Karlin including talks and discussions in collaboration with the Marc Karlin Archive.

In the 1980s–90s Karlin’s work was persistent in its questioning of the future of the British Left. It takes us on journeys through socialism, political change and cinema itself, critiquing both Thatcherism and Blair’s New Labour. Undeterred by these fundamental societal shifts and the crippling confusion affecting the Left, Karlin invested himself in the continued exploration of socialist themes.

On his death in 1999, Karlin was described as Britain’s most significant, unknown filmmaker. Present in Paris around the events of May 1968 and inspired by the work of Chris Marker, Karlin submerged himself into London’s newly formed independent film collectives. Although informed by an international perspective, most of Karlin’s work focuses on the UK. An exception was the remarkable series of five films on the Nicaraguan revolution, presented in full here on Sun 6 March.

A Film Pass is available with special discounted tickets for all the weekend screenings.


Marc Karlin: Between Times

Fri 4 March, 8.45pm (50min + discussion)

Tyneside Cinema

An essay on the future of the British Left through the different perspectives of A and Z. In their wide-... more


Marc Karlin: A Dream from the Bath + The Serpent + The Haircut

Sat 5 March, 12pm (72min + discussion)

Tyneside Cinema

This programme includes three short films made by... more


Marc Karlin: Utopias

Sat 5 March, 2.20pm (135min + discussion)

Tyneside Cinema

Shot around the time Margaret Thatcher proclaimed the ‘death of socialism’ in the UK, Karlin was determined to say... more


Marc Karlin: For Memory

Sat 5 March, 8.30pm (104min + discussion)

Tyneside Cinema

A contemplation on cultural amnesia initiated through members of the British Army Film Unit present... more



Marc Karlin: Nicaragua Part 1-4

Sun 6 March, 12–6.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

We are presenting all four parts of the Nicaragua series in one day. A standard price cinema ticket or Festival pass enables entry to all four films... more


Marc Karlin: Scenes for a Revolution

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

Tyneside Cinema

Karlin returns to Nicaragua after five years to examine the history of the Sandinista... more