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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

This week at SFC: My Brother Tom

Fernandes Industrial Centre
Eastern Main Road
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STUDIOFILMCLUB is located in the front foyer space of building 7.

Our screenings are FREE and all are welcome to.

Thursday April 2nd

Start time 8:00 pm

Tonights feature film MY BROTHER TOM is by Dom Rotheroe who directed the excellent documentary COCONUT REVOLUTION which we screened some years ago.

Before the feature visiting artist Stephen Gill will make a presentation of his photo based works. STUDIOFILMCLUB in collaboration with SHOW AND TELL/ ABOVE STUDIOS.

"Stephen Gill has learnt this: to haunt the places that haunt him. His
photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of
experience; alert, watchful, not overeager, wary of that mendacious
conceit, ‘closure’. There is always flow, momentum, the sense of a man
passing through a place that delights him. A sense of stepping down,
immediate engagement, politic exchange. Then he remounts the bicycle and
away. Loving retrievals, like a letter to a friend, never possession

What I like about Stephen Gill is that he has learnt to give us only as
much as we need, the bones of the bones of the bones." Iain Sinclair

Stephen Gill was born in Bristol, UK in 1971. Stephen's photographs are
now now held in various collections worldwide. They have also been
exhibited at many international galleries, festivals and museums including
the Victoria and Albert Museum, Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Switzerland the
National Portrait Gallery and The Photographers' Gallery in London,
Victoria Miro Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and Rencontres d'Arles in Arles,
Munich's Haus Der Kunst, and Photo España in Madrid

MY BROTHER TOM (Dom Rotheroe/UK/2001/111')

Rosy Home Counties schoolgirl Jessica (Harrison) is unimpressed by most of her peers' standard acts of teenage unruliness, but intrigued by the boy who hides up trees from them and calls her 'Fee' - fi, fo, fum. This Tom (Whishaw), who shows her his favourite refuge beside a lake deep in the woods, has a hounded, feral quality, as if thoroughly unsocialised. But when Jessica herself experiences the adult world's depredations at the hands of her most trusted teacher, she rejects domestic respectability for the rare, primal intimacy offered by Tom in his sylvan sanctuary. This anti-fairytale is a fervent, effusive account of adolescent metamorphosis that's sharp but not pat on the claustrophobia of a middle-class family. It's almost pantheist out in the woods, where a religious anarchism confronts the complacent hypocrisy of Church and school chaplain with the kids' shows of suffering, communion and ecstasy. It's shot on handheld DV in an intimate go-go style with an urgent intensity; improvising like mad, the two young leads give vibrant, irrepressible performances.


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