FEDS International: My time at Outfest Fusion
Posted on June 28, 2022
FEDS International offers FEDS alumni the chance to secure a short-term placement with an international exhibition partner, allowing them to develop their skills and understanding of the wider exhibition sector, forge connections with international colleagues and build on their past FEDS experience. Having just returned from Los Angeles where they took part in Outfest Fusion’s inaugural Programming Fellowship, Rico Johnson-Sinclair details their experience and how it's changed the way they'll approach their own exhibition work in the UK moving forwards.
Feast from the East: Commissioned bread recipes from displaced Ukrainian chefs
Posted on June 27, 2022
Spotlighting some of the region’s richest cinematic fruit, Feast from the East is a celebration of the food, feasts and famously fertile soil of Eastern Europe. Streaming on the Cinema of Ideas from 27 June - 11 July, the programme includes Sergei Parajanov's The Colour of Pomegranates, Oleksandr Dovzhenko's Earth and Mykola Shpykovskyi's Bread, as well as a 'dinner-table’ discussion with experts on Soviet cinema, and a cooking masterclass with chef and activist Alissa Timoshkina. Tickets are free, but we encourage donations, which will be split between two fundraising campaigns in support of Ukraine.
Cannes 2022: Our Favourites from the Festival (Part Two)
Posted on June 23, 2022
In this second blog of two, we highlight a few more of our favourite titles from this year's 75th Cannes Film Festival, including new work by Park Chan-Wook, Agnieszka Smoczynska and Ruben Östlund, as well as several impressive feature debuts.
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.