Thriller and Expanded Cinema Shorts
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
Includes the following films:
The London Story
1986. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. In London’s Whitehall district, three characters join together to expose a government’s corrupt foreign policy. 15 min.
1979. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. With Colette Laffont, Rose English, Tony Gacon, Vincent Meehan. This rewrite of Puccini’s La Bohème deconstructs the Hollywood film and reverses the conventional tragic fate of the female romantic heroine. 32 min.
1972. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. With Siobhan Davies. A three-screen projection made for Richard Alston’s Strider dance company, newly remastered and adapted for single-screen projection. World premiere. 15 min.
1970. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. Two cameras, one shooting in black-and-white, the other in color, film three pairs of twins from above. The two images are edited and projected side by side in this multiscreen exploration of play and ordinary movement. With new soundtrack by Potter and Fred Frith. World premiere. 5 min.
1969. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. With Mike Dunford, Hilary Dunford, Sally Potter, Susan Bocking. Potter’s first film and single-screen installation, featuring filmmaker Dunford, explores the relationship between camera and subject through gesture and camera manipulations. Silent. 2 min.