London Film Festival 2004

Date: 30 October 2004 | Season: London Film Festival 2004 | Tags:

Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 October 2004
London National Film Theatre

As with last year, the Experimenta Avant-Garde Weekend will present a concentrated, international programme of artists’ film and video. It is a unique opportunity to survey some of the most original and vital works made around the world in recent years, and our only annual chance to do so on such a scale in England.

This year’s festival includes new films by old masters such as Bruce Conner, Peter Kubelka and Jonas Mekas, alongside work by younger artists including Michaela Grill, Julie Murray and Emily Richardson. There is an opportunity to discover the work of forgotten pioneer José Val del Omar, and featured artist Nathaniel Dorsky will present a lecture to introduce his exquisite silent films. All the mixed programmes plus selected features will be shown over the two-day period, and several of the filmmakers will be present to discuss their work.

Outside of the weekend, the festival also features screenings of Jennifer Reeves’ feature The Time We Killed, Gianikian & Ricci Lucchi’s Oh, Uomo, both versions of Straub / Huillet’s Une Visite au Louvre and a newly preserved print of Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason.