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Making Film

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Programmed and produced by Sarah Tripp and Paul Welsh

7, 14 & 28 March 2009

Making Film

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
Programmed and produced by Sarah Tripp and Paul Welsh

7, 14 & 28 March 2009

This series of screenings and discussions explored innovative, feature filmmaking practice. Each event began with the screening of a first feature made in the United Kingdom in 2008, followed by an extensive discussion between the maker(s) and a creative practitioner from a different discipline.

Making Film aspired to lessen the distinction between film and art practices, while acknowledging that this notion is reinforced by independent economies, means of production and circulation. Mindful of the creative processes beyond ‘film production’, the Making Film series proposed an expanded definition of filmmaker to include the people who gather to talk about films, to write about films and to watch films.

The three films screened were: sleep furiously, Better Things and Helen. sleep furiously was discussed by filmmaker Gideon Koppel and novelist John Banville; Better Things was discussed by Duane Hopkins and psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini; Helen was discussed by collaborative filmmakers Christine Molloy and Joe Lawler with curator Lucy Reynolds.

Making Film guide.

Image credits (from the top):
Helen, written, directed and produced by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawler
Better Things, written and directed Duane Hopkins
sleep furiously, directed and edited by Gideon Koppel

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