Deaths & Transfigurations: On the Work of Terence Davies
Posted on May 19, 2022
In this blog, the Barbican's Alex Davidson considers Benediction in the context of The Terence Davies Trilogy and Davies' wider filmography - an incredible body of work which includes some of the most beautiful and haunting images in the history of British cinema.
Memories of Merseyside: Revisiting Letter to Brezhnev
Posted on May 12, 2022
Spanning a chicken giblets factory in Kirkby, a downtown Liverpool disco and the Kremlin, Letter to Brezhnev is a tale of love, friendship, sex and a letter to the Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev. We're streaming it on the Cinema of Ideas until 19 May, alongside a live Q&A on the making of the film with editor Lesley Walker, producer Janet Goddard and season curator Pamela Hutchinson on Wednesday 18 May. In this blog, writer, curator and actor Jonathan Keane reflects on his memories of growing up around Liverpool, discovering Letter to Brezhnev as a teenager, and watching the film again today.
One of Us: What Freaks Tells Us About Evolving Attitudes Towards Disability on Screen
Posted on May 5, 2022
In this blog we hear from Tanya Charteris-Black, one of our recent cohort of FEDS Trainees based at Tyneside Cinema, about the complex certification history of Tod Browning's 1932 film Freaks, the nature of censorship, and the evolving attitudes towards disability on screen.