Special Effects Weekend at FACT and Static

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Special Effects: On the Edge of Reality
25 – 27 April 2008
Location: FACT

A weekend exploring the history of Special Effects in cinema and artists film over the last century – including a digitally remastered version of The WIzard of Oz introduced by one of the world’s leading voices on film, Norman M Klein; Georges Melies A Trip to the Moon; the UK premiere of Nam Jun Paik’s 9/23/69 and Jean Luc Godard’s classic Alphaville. An exclusive recorded interview with renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek frames a selection of shorts by artists such as Maya Deren, Semiconductor, Woody Vasulka, Hiraki Sawa, Shana Moulton & Malcolm Le Grice.

Friday 25 April
Talk by Norman M Klein including an introduction to The Wizard of Oz
6.00pm
Location: Screen 3

Film Screening: The Wizard of Oz
Director: Victor Fleming (1939)
7.00pm
Location: Screen 3

Performance by J.Peter Schwalm and Video Artist Sophie Clements
9.00pm
Location: FACT Bar

Saturday 26 April
Kids Club 3D screening The Nightmare Before Christmas
11.00am

Panel Discussion: Progress & Politics in Special Effects.
Featuring Norman M Klein & Al and Al
2.00pm
Location: The Box

Beowulf 3D screening
3.00pm

A Trip To The Moon
Director: George Melies
3.30pm
Location: The Box

Artists Film and Video Programme
4.30pm
Location: The Box

9/23/69
Director: Nam June Paik
5.45pm
Location: The Box

Alphaville
Director: Jean Luc Godard
7.30pm
Location: The Box

Sunday 26 April
The Matrix
Director: Wachowski Brothers
2.00pm
Location: Screen 3

Wavelength
Director: Michael Snow
3.15pm

Artists Film and Video Programme
4.30pm
Location: Static

Stalker
Director: Andre Tarkovsky
6.00pm
Location: Screen 3

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