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IMAGE MATTERS Q AND A – Thurs 30 April 6;30 at Goldsmiths

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VENUE: GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY, NEW CROSS
Small Cinema, Main Building

50 mins. + Q and A with the director Rozy Sarkis, Co -Producer Gillian McIver and editor Jonathan Stirling

Director Rozy Sarkis  was inspired by the bizarre world she witnessed around her while growing up in a wealthy village in war-torn Lebanon.  She worked on award-winning feature film Tangled Up in Blue’ by Haider Rashid and documentary short The Newspaper House by Sumer Erek featured on The Guardian. Rozy has traveled across the globe with an anthropological interest in different cultures. Image Matters is her first feature. 

Co-Producer Gillian Mciver GILLIAN MCIVER began making underground films while studying History at university, starting by simply by picking up a camera and shooting. She has been producer of  TV documentaries in Russia and a series of  films, including “Postindustrial Baroque” (2009) exploring abandoned urban spaces. Her most recent film is “Taking Over The King’s Land” (2014), about an artist’s project to cover a condemned East London estate with murals.

Editor Jonathan Stirling has worked on tons of factual stuff, from the World Cup to the news, right though to Miley Cyrus’s last tour and Educating the East End. Jon brings his wealth of knowledge about popular culture to editing IMAGE MATTERS.

 

ABOUT THE FILM

In the midst of war, a group of women indulge in a shopping spree, in the midst of crises, they are busy getting their hair done. And in between all of this, they always make time for a visit to the plastic surgeon.  Rozy Sarkis’s documentary Image Matters explores the country’s culture of cosmetic surgery.
With the spotlight on Marinelle, a popular Lebanese soap-opera actress, Image Matters follows her insatiable desire to regain the lost beauty of youth. As she struggles with the dangers of the operation and the complications that ensue, the background features a hub of female family members, each riddled with their own anxieties about their appearance. This family drama plays out against a broader backdrop of considerable social upheaval and instability.

BILBOARD

“The two women talking about shopping in the midst of war—there are so many layers of contemporary culture captured in IMAGE MATTERS simultaneously, such as a distracting investment in the surface, a solution to anxiety…” Virginia Blum, Author of ‘Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery’

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the biggest street art project in London

Street art documentary TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND will screen at Portobello Film Festival. This is the first official screening in London.

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“Taking Over The King’s Land (Gillian McIver) 23 mins. As everybody prepares for
the 2012 Olympics,  Nazir Tanboull begins the biggest street art project in London”

Here is the programme for Saturday 30 August, 6 pm

http://www.portobellofilmfestival.com/2014/aug30pop.html

The rest of the festival programmes can be seen here

 

 

 

Puny Gods Cinema at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

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The fascinating Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, one of the UK’s  biggest cinema research collections, is in Exeter and this past weekend it hosted the Puny Gods Cinema event. This was a kind of mini festival, a one dayer with two film rooms, discussions, screenings (of course) and film maker talks. And cake.

We screened Taking Over the king’s Land to an appreciative audience, and saw some great films, including a stylish feature shot for only £1500 (their estimate).

 

TAKING OVER THE KING’S LAND – JUNE FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

bdcmJune 1 Taking Over the King’s Land will be at Puny Gods vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum in Exeter, a full day of films and talks. Gillian McIver will present the film.

http://www.bdcmuseum.org.uk/news/puny-gods-vs-the-bill-douglas-cinema-museum/

 

June 7 is the opening of the Sheffield DocFest and Taking Over the King’s Land  will be there! It will screen in the festival Videotheque where it will be available to all delegates. After the festival it will remain available online to delegates for 90 days., So  if you’re going to Sheffield please check it out!sheffield docfest kingsland

I will be tweeting and blogging about the festival so do stay tuned in 😉

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PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – King’s Land Screening

June 01 sees a screening for Taking Over the King’s Land in Exeter, Devon!

The film will be playing at PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is one of the UK’s largest collection of material related to the moving image and has strong links with the BFI. There will be a great selection of award winning films screening and a selection of talks by film-makers and film studies academics from the University of Exeter.

This is going to be really fun. More details coming

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