Posted on: 15 Apr 2018

This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk

Belfast Film Festival 2018

Thursday 19, April 18 9:00pm

Twisted Cornia catogory will also screen:

This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk

5 Exchange PlaceBelfast BT1 2NA

The moral, political and symbolic integrity of the image itself is interrogated and overturned in these richly textured films. John Maybury casts Siouxsie Sioux and fashion designer David Holah in one of the singularly most stunning and ambitious Super 8 works of the era, the existential genderfuck Court of Miracles. Young filmmakers bring on the post-modern age.

John Maybury, The Court of Miracles, 1982, 44 min
Vanda Carter, Glory Boys?, 1983, 4 min
Isaac Julien, Territories, 1984, 24 min
Cerith Wyn Evans & John Maybury, Psychic TV: Unclean, 1984, 9 min

This is Now: Film and Video After Punk;
A major new touring programme rediscovering key underground films from the post-punk era in the UK (1978–85). This period saw an explosion in artist filmmaking amongst clubbers, art students, new romantics and members of the post-punk scene, who embraced cheap new domestic technologies and used them to bold and uncompromising effect.