This weekend is an invitation to think about the history and legacy of political film, cultural displacement, collective memory and how cinema captures or reflects reality. Contemporary artists George Clark, Aurélien Froment and Leah Millar explore cinematic continuity and rupture through site-specific new production, projection and restaging. Responding to the legacy of the 1970s in work by Newcastle-based Amber Film collective and a focus on Chile’s most internationally recognised filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

George Clark: Double Ghosts

Fri 16 March, 7.30-10pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Double Ghosts is a new film work by George Clark that responds to the legacy of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011). In 1995, Ruiz flew to Taiwan to film Comedy of Shadows / La comedie des... more

George Clark, Aurélien Froment and Leah Millar: Panel Discussion

Sat 17 March, 12-1pm

Side Cinema

Join contemporary artists George Clark, Aurélien Froment and Leah Millar at the beginning of the cinema weekend to discuss... more

Leah Millar: New Commission

Sat 17 March, 2.30-4.30pm

Side Cinema

In this new commission, artist and experimental filmmaker Leah Millar looks at marginalised land space bordering the River Tyne, exploring themes of trace, collective memory and social history... more

Raúl Ruiz: El Realismo Socialista (Considerádo Commo Una de las Bellas Artes): Slow Retrospective 7

Sat 17 March, 6-10pm

Side Cinema

Socialist Realism (Considered as one of the Fine Arts) was improvised mainly on the factory floor... more

Raúl Ruiz: The Suspended Vocation / La Vocation suspendue

Sun 18 March, 1-3pm

Side Cinema

After the 1973 Chilean military coup Raúl Ruiz was forced into exile and relocated to Europe. The Suspended Vocation, Ruiz's ... more

Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento: The Wandering Soap Opera / La Telenovela errante

Sun 18 March, 4-6pm

Tyneside Cinema

Following the lifting of martial law in 1990, Raúl Ruiz returned to Chile where he filmed The Wandering Soap Opera with local... more

Amber Films: Tyne Lives

Sun 18 March, 8-10pm

Side Cinema

A feature length film by Amber Films collective blending narrative and documentary, as it relates the reality of working class life on the River Tyne in 1980... more