Tuesday 26 | 6:00 PM | Cinema Ideal 



“Experimentation is nothing about technique and it’s nothing to do with abstraction. It is about utilising procedures that remain open to change and responsive during the making of a film. Here there are puppet films, hand drawn and hand painted films as well as Michael Frei’s touchpad animation and Daisy Jacob’s two and a half dimensional stop frame film. The programme is in two halves, the first six films are made by my contemporaries, and the final six films are made by film-makers who all were at one time my students. Here there are formal experiments with cinema like Martin Arnold’s piece and free expressionists like Phil Mulloy and Gianluigi Toccafondo. Together I think they surprise, excite and inspire. These films are never dry or academic, they are ironic, beautiful, political, and make us laugh and cry as cinema should and we should bear the term experimental film-makers with pride.” Paul Bush