‘Powers of the False’ symposiumPublished: 15 May 2012
Institut Francais, London,
A two-day symposium on the ethics of falsification and fiction in the documentary film is being held at the Institut Francais, London, on 18-19 May. Screenings and panels will address the complex ethics of the manipulation of real people and events in documentary, fact-fiction hybrid cinema and artists’ moving image.
Inspired by philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s term, the symposium will bring together filmmakers and academic speakers to explore filmmaking as a coercive agency. Screenings include: Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2010), Buried Land (Steven Eastwood/Alan Rhodes, 2010), Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990), Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983), Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (William Greaves, 1968), plus a programme of artists’ film & video.
To register visit: www.institut-francais.org.uk/
- Fri 18 May 9.00am – 6.00pm | £25, conc. £15
- Sat 19 May 9.30am – 2.00pm & 6.00pm (closing film: Dreams of a Life by Carol Morley, followed by a Q&A with Carol Morley and Dr. Libby Saxton, Senior lecturer in Film Studies)
- All day: £25, conc. £15
For more information see the symposium’s website