CAST in Helston has recently announced a new ‘Film Club’ series programmed by curator Kelly Taylor, at which she will introduce a series of screenings of artists’ films and documentaries. This is an exceptional opportunity to see a range of outstanding moving image work, with opportunities to discuss informally.
The first ‘Film Club’ screening takes place tonight and will present a programme of three short films by Isaac Julien, usually exhibited only in gallery contexts: True North, 2004, Fantôme Afrique, 2005, and Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard), 2007 and also includes an 8-minute short entitled ‘Wise Woman’ by Linda Straehl, one of our alumna, who recently won the 2015 Midas Prize. Her work is currently on show at the Millenium Gallery in St Ives.
Short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2001, Isaac Julien is internationally known for his poetic, often sumptuous, moving image work. The films are inspired by historical or real life situations, but they are neither narrative nor documentary. Julien describes his work as ‘political lyricism’; he responds visually and thinks through images. He is a key figure in the development of film as a medium used by artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to see his work. Admission is free.
The screening starts at 7.30 and CAST CAFÉ will serve supper from 6.30: ‘something hot and something sweet’ at £5 per head. Both the supper and the screening will be held in the CAST CAFÉ space. If you would like to have supper please arrive in good time; food will be served on a first come first served basis.
Further screenings in the ‘Film Club’ series are planned for the following dates: Friday 11th December, Friday 8th January, Friday 29th January, Friday 12th February and Friday 4th March.
CAST (the former Passmore Edwards School of Science and Art) is at 3 Penrose Road, Helston TR13 8TP. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07814 101551.