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Today on Resonance FM – I’m ready for my close-up: Being Bruce Campbell February 20, 2009

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Today on Resonance FM:

I’m ready for my close-up: Being Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell in My name is Bruce

Bruce Campbell in My name is Bruce

Alex Fitch talks to legendary ‘B’-movie actor Bruce Campbell about his new film My name is Bruce which sees the actor directing, producing and playing a fictionalised version of himself on screen. My name is Bruce sees Campbell kidnapped by a fan and taken to the small town of Gold Lick, Oregon (pop. 333) to save the locals from an ancient Chinese demon prefaced by his own country and western musical numbers… Alex and Bruce also talk about the actor’s career so far, appearing in memorable films by Sam Raimi such as the Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogies, and his experience of dealing with fandom over the years…

5pm 20/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended (sweary!) podcast online now at www.sci-fi-london.com/audio

Links: Watch the trailer for My Name is Bruce
Bruce’s website
More info on the My name is Bruce DVD

Comics News:

Brighton ‘zine fest February 2008

…will be taking place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February. Workshops, talks and bands will be on the Saturday (@ The Cowley Club) and zine stalls, acoustic acts and a few other mystery things will be on the Sunday (@ West Hill Hall).

More info at www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

Experimental film as performance art February 17, 2009

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Electric Sheep podcast: Experimental film as performance art

Interviews originally broadcast 30/10/08 and 12/02/09 on www.resonancefm.com

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

In this episode we’re looking at how experimental cinema and experimental approaches to cinema recycle and reuse intriguing images from the past. Later in the podcast Alex Fitch talks to Wajid Yaseen, the artistic director of Ear Cinema about their touring project Late Noon Sun which uses silent movie tropes and iconography in a haunting theatrical installation about murder and magic that combines projection and performance in an immersive 360 degree experience.

Late Noon Sun is next on at The Colchester Arts Centre on the 18th of February 2009 and for future performances please visit www.earcinema.co.uk for more info.

Also, we’ve reunited the presenters of Resonance FM’s long missed radio show Midnight Sex Talk for a preview of the short films of experimental filmmaker Jeff Keen which are about to be shown at the BFI southbank and elsewhere and released in a new definitive box set.,
MST co-presenter Kim Morgan joins us later in the show and for the rest of the time we’re talking to presenter Tania Glyde who also worked as the agony aunt for Time Out magazine and has recently written the book “Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived”, which has just been published in paperback.

Jeff Keen’s films mix found footage of pop culture items and iconography combined with experimental scenes of domesticity, landscapes and violence. There are four compilations of Jeff’s work being shown at the BFI Southbank over the next two weeks and in March at various cinemas in Bristol, Hastings and Belfast, more info about which you can find at bfi.org.uk and also in March a definitive 4 DVD box set is being released on their label. For this podcast’s review of his work,Alex Fitch sat down with Tania and we watched 7 of Keen’s films in a row with Kim joining us for the 8th and stopped after each one to record our immediate thoughts on what we’d just watched.

Screenings of Keen’s work are on at the BFI Southbank on the 17th, 19th, 25th and 27th of this month February 2009, and you can find more info at www.bfi.org.uk

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org
To find out more about Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: Jeff Keen– More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at www.midnightsextalk.com
Wajid Yaseen His cinema / theatre group’s website www.earcinema.co.uk including info on Late Noon Sun
Wikipedia page on “3D Sound”
Listen to Alex’s interview with Peter Greenaway

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Electric Sheep news:

Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital

The comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in a recent Panel Borders, have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF (previously the Photographer’s Gallery).
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opened with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days.

More info at www.orbitalcomics.com / www.ventedspleen.com

and…

Here’s Johnny Screening on More4

The excellent documentary Here’s Johnny about artist John (Nemesis the Warlock, Judge Dredd) Hicklenton’s battle with multiple sclerosis is being shown tonight (17/02/09) at 10pm on More4. The film includes great examples of his work and interviews with the likes of Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry…
More info about the film on its official site.

Today on Resonance FM – I’m ready for my close-up: The strange short films of Jeff Keen February 12, 2009

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Today on Resonance FM:

I’m ready for my close-up: The strange short films of Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

For one night only (unless we inveigle them into doing more), the team of Resonance’s long missed Sunday night show Midnight Sex Talk are reunited on air for a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up
Alex Fitch talks to Tania Glyde and Kim Morgan about the films of experimental film maker Jeff Keen, whose work is about to be showcased in 4 programmes at the BFI Southbank over the next couple of weeks and in a definitive DVD box set. Keen’s work ranges from comic book inspired free-for-alls featuring cameos by The Flash, The Spirit and Mickey Mouse, to vaguely erotic scenes of debauchery in squats, and apocalyptic visions in ancient quarries.
Tania, Kim and Alex look at the variety of images and found footage in Keen’s work and try to answer the inevitable question: “What does it all mean?”…

10.30pm 12/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast 18/02/09 at http://www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com

Links: More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at www.midnightsextalk.com

Comics news:

Here’s Johnny screening on More4

At 10pm on the 17th of February, there’s a screening of the film Here’s Johnny in the True Stories strand on the digital channel More 4 which concerns the work of 2000AD artist John Hicklenton who brought a unique look to the strips Nemesis the Warlock and Judge Dredd in the seminal British Sci-fi comic in the 1990s and beyond. The film looks at how the artist is coping with increasing dehabilitation by multiple sclerosis, includes interviews with the likes of fellow creators Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry and is well worth a watch. More info at www.channel4.com

Hectic Peelers screening: Azur and Asmar – The Princes’ Quest February 9, 2009

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Hectic Peelers screening: Azur and Asmar – The Princes’ Quest

Image from Azur and Azmar by Michael Ocelot

Image from Azur and Azmar by Michael Ocelot

TUESDAY 10 February, Roxy Bar and Screen, 7:30pm, FREE: For the first Electric Sheep / Resonance FM film club of 2009 we have a screening of Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed Azur et Asmar / The Princes’ Quest, a CGI tale of feuding brothers involved in a magical quest worthy of Scheherazade. After the screening, Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch will be talking to former animator Grant Rogers (DuckTales, Dogtanian, Father Christmas) about Ocelot’s work such as Kirikou and the Sorceress and the continuing interest in cut-out animation. (With thanks to Soda Pictures for their permission to show the film)
7.30pm, 10/02/09, Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB

Hectic Peelers

To find out more about other Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: Azur and Asmar / The Princes’ Quest official home page
Buy the DVD from sodapictures.com

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

I’m ready for my close-up: Julien Temple’s Eternity Man February 9, 2009

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I’m ready for my close-up: Julien Temple’s Eternity Man

The Eternity Man presentation at the Locarno film festival -  Julien Temple, Director; Christa Hughes, actress; Rosemary Blight, producer
“The Eternity Man” presentation at the Locarno film festival – Julien Temple, Director; Christa Hughes, actress; Rosemary Blight, producer

In an interview recorded just before a theatrical screening of The Eternity Man at the Barbican, Alex Fitch talks to director Julien Temple about his film of the modern opera by Dorothy Porter and Jonathan Mills. The Eternity Man tells the true story of Arthur Stace who wandered the streets of Sydney for two generations, writing the word “Eternity” in chalk on a myriad of surfaces and Temple’s film vividly brings to life this modern avatar of the Wandering Jew. Alex and Julien also talk about the director’s other work from Absolute Beginners to Pandaemonium and notions of combining fact and fiction on screen.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of different formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Info about forthcoming screenings (next: on sunday night / monday morning on S4C)
Watch clips from The Eternity Man on youtube
Wikipedia pages on
Julien Temple, Dorothy Porter and The Eternity Man
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