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Tonight We Are Golden

Well, last night actually. ‘Tonight We Are Golden’ was shown as part of the Seen programme at FACT. ‘Seen’ is a regular screening event, usually Wednesdays, featuring strange and beautiful film and video from around the world. I especially wanted to see this show as it was curated by Michelle Cotton from S1 Artspace in Sheffield. It’s a 90 minute programme of 14 films selected from the 6 programmes that made up the first season of S1 film shows under the title of S1/salon.
Michelle introduced the programme but unfortunatley had to leave half way through to travel back to Sheffield. Often there’s a Question & Answer session at the end of Seen events and I was hoping to learn more, not so much about the films, but about the S1 Artspace project.
It was a good selection of films, some dark, some weird and some funny. Full details on the S1 website where you can also check back later in the year (early Autumn) for details of calls for submissions for the next season, subject to funding.

Next week’s Seen is Andy Warhol’s Bike Boy, selected by Mark Lawson. That should be popular, its Important, Significant and Quintissential. But is it good? I’ll have to go see and judge for myself.