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

Posted by alexfitch in Radio broadcasts.

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


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