Sunday 18 March

CINEMA WEEKEND / CINEMA DIALOGUES

FRI 16 MAR - SUN 18 MAR

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.


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