Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival (22 MAR to 04 APR) comes ICA’s own Frames Of Representation (12 to 20 APR), an annual event dedicated to groundbreaking “cinema of the real” in all its possible forms. Here’s our quick RADIANT CIRCUS guide to what’s on.
By RADIANT CIRCUS
The ICA’s Frames Of Representation is an annual “showcase for the cinema of the real”. Hot on the heels of the Essay Film Festival, it’s another great destination for fans of alternative, factual filmmaking.
Over nine days, Frames Of Representation will present premieres of twelve full-length features and six shorts, as well as an all-day symposium, a live performance, and a range of masterclasses, talks and workshops.
According to organisers, “deframing” is the concept at the heart of this year’s event which “embraces cultural complexity, resists dominant narratives, and emphasises decategorisation”… We’re not totally sure we know what that means, but the programme as a whole promises “transgressive, unruly cinema” in a “broad and unclassifiable range of works” which totally floats our boat.
PASSES & MULTI–BUYS
Given that we love to list so much, anything that eases the burden is a welcome addition to any festival box office. Frames Of Representation offers the following discounts for anyone who wants to take a deeper dive.
Festival Pass: £135 for all 15 screenings (£100 concs.)
Multi-buy offer: 4 or more screenings: £12 each (£10 concs.)
Multi-buy offer: 9 or more screenings: £10 each (£8 concs.)
N.B. “Please note that multi-buy offers do not include seminars, workshops or other special events. To purchase a multi-buy offer or Festival Pass, please contact the ICA Box Office on 020 7930 3647 (Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 9pm).”
If we could see just one (and we’ve cheated a little bit here…) it would be either:
UK PREMIERE Normal + Q&A (18:20 – main featured attraction)
“Adele Tulli’s Normal playfully exposes the spectacle of gender in our everyday lives.”
or, a closing night DIY double of:
“The UK premieres of three shorts by João Vladimiro, Khaled Abdulwahed and Yalda Afsah.”
“Featuring personal broadcasts from twelve Chinese online streamers, Present.Perfect. allows us to consider the ways in which our identities have become entangled with network technologies.”
Frames of Representation 2019 screens at ICA from 12 to 20 APR 2019.
SAT 13 APR
Workshop with Gastón Solnicki: The Sensuality of the End of an Empire (14:15)
UK PREMIERE Honeyland + Q&A (16:00)
UK PREMIERE Normal + Q&A (18:20)
UK PREMIERE Introduzione all’Oscuro + Q&A (20:30)
SUN 14 APR
Talk: In Conversation with Wang Bing (14:00)
UK PREMIERE Beauty Lives in Freedom + Introduction (15:45)
MON 15 APR
Masterclass: The Cinema of Carlos Reygadas (18:15)
FoR Shorts #1: The Labyrinth + Those Who Desire + The Years + Q&A (20:15)
WED 17 APR
Workshop: On Cinematic Language with Adele Tulli and Shengze Zhu (16:45)
UK PREMIERE Between Two Waters + Q&A (18:00)
UK PREMIERE Diagnosis + Q&A (20:50)
FRI 19 APR
Conversation: Ethics and Aesthetics of Performative Documentary (17:00)
Live Performance: EUROPEAN PREMIERE Little Ethiopiaby Joe Bini and Maya Hawke (18:30)
UK PREMIERE Don’t Work, 1968 – 2018 + Q&A (20:30)
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