An Ocularis Special Event:
Saint Etienne Presents Two Films About London
Please join Ocularis, Plexifilm, Savoy Jazz, and Saint Etienne (pictured) for a special presentation of Finisterre: A Film About London as well as an advance screening of What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?, with Q&A and DJ sets by Saint Etienne between and after each screening.
Finisterre: A Film About London by Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans - 7 PM
London has always been a source of influence, inspiration and curiosity. Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans' FINISTERRE tries to identify the dreams that London holds for so many, and the reality of the city -- the spaces between the landmarks, the spaces Londoners inhabit.
Presented and scored by Saint Etienne, the film takes us on a journey from the suburbs into the heart of the city over an imaginary 24 hours. Along the way we hear from characters that have influenced or been a part of the Saint Etienne story. Digitally shot and edited, FINISTERRE evolved alongside the Saint Etienne album of the same name. Initially conceived as a way of channelling the money allocated for music videos into something more substantial, it became in every sense an independent production. Its development is unique: early sequences were projected as visuals behind the band during their latest tour, while the film played recently to cinema audiences in London and Tokyo.
What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day? - 9 PM
"The group's second collaboration with the director Paul Kelly, after the London elegy FINISTERRE. Concentrating on the Lea Valley, the east-London ghostland of derelict industrial estates that once dealt in plastic, petrol and printing, through which a teenage paperboy dreamily wanders, MERVYN DAY? is potently evocative. Like an Iain Sinclair book, we see ugly, ordinary London through Kelly's eyes, until its strange beauty begins to surface.
Added by chthonic on February 6, 2006