Archives for the month of: October, 2010

13 November · 14:00 – 17:00

Centre for Possible Studies,
64 Seymour Street, W1H 5BW

Join Aneta Szyłak and Jan Sowa, editors of the book Over and Over Again: 1989-2009 for a discussion of histories of struggle in contemporary art and politics of Poland and the United Kingdom.


The event is free but booking is essential.
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Organised in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute

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03 November 19:00 – 21:00

Centre for Possible Studies
64 Seymour Street
W1H 5BW London, United Kingdom

More info As a continuation of last month’s salon, Messages from Paradise-About the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere where we began a discussion on perceptions of migration from either side of the border, this month London-based Kurdish filmmakers Chiman Rahimi and Shler Murdochy present films exploring how experiences transcend the border.

Screenings of Rojin (2010) by Chiman Rahimi and The Gift (2008) by Shler Murdochy as well as other short films will be followed by discussion with the filmmakers.

07 October 19:00 – 21:00

Centre for Possible Studies
64 Seymour Street
London, United Kingdom

More info This month the Free Cinema School invites Daniela Swarowsky to present films from her series ‘Messages from Paradise – About the permanent longing for elsewhere’. A discussion with Daniela Swarowsky will follow the screening. Read the rest of this entry »

02 October 12:00 – 17:00

Centre for Possible Studies
64 Seymour Street
W1H 5BW London, United Kingdom

More info The Free Cinema School is an ongoing process of investigation of the relationship between cinematic theory and practice in a London neighbourhood. Over the last year and a half The Free Cinema School has engaged in productions as well as screenings and discussions. We have re-visited the principles of the first Free Cinema movement but also raised questions about what ideas like ‘Free’, ‘Cinema’ and ‘School’ might mean today. We…… are hosting an afternoon study group to discuss and make a script/manifesto/pamphlet that addresses the issues that have come up around the making of a Free Cinema School. We will address questions about the political and pedagogical uses of cinema, the ethics of collaborative film production, cross-cultural ideas about ‘independence’, and what is means to both produce and distribute film in relation to a place. Please bring a short text or quote of interest (from any source) to reflect on your experience or conceptions of what the future of a Free Cinema School might be. The study group is open to newcomers, but previous participants from the Free Cinema School are especially encouraged to attend.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Contact

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