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Winter 2020

This Projections season is one of discoveries, with the launch of six new films commissioned for the cinema  alongside a series of events which look to the archives to reappraise marginalised or unknown histories. Artists in the Cinema launches on 28 February with new work by Karrabing Film Collective, Onyeka Igwe, Duncan Marquiss and Nicola Singh & Helen Collard. We also launch new films by Graduate Artist in Residence Siân Hutchings and, in partnership with MIMA, by artist Laura Harrington. Sophio Medoidze presents Sergei Parajanov’s The Legend of Suram Fortress, while Sisters of the Extreme shares radical work by US women filmmakers from 1960s to the present – and we present the first ever UK screening of the fantastic expanded cinema work of Klaus Lutz.

A new co-commission with MIMA by Laura Harrington, in the context of the exhibition ‘Fragile Earth: Seeds, Weeds, Plastic Crust.’ Read more…

Dialogue: Sophie Soobramanien

I was wanting to find something rooted, a connection, those filmic gems that would edit themselves. What came through more prominently were the in-between, inconclusive moments where it’s a little awkward, and the subtle frustrations that go with it. Read more...


Image of Film Bee's performance, 'Visions of Collisions', 26 September 2019
Dialogue: Film Bee

'If there is an agonistic thrust to this project, it might be to argue for an alternative approach to cinema-sociality, which embraces moments of collectivity, as spaces to seek connection and mutual understanding, acceptance etc. Neither devoid of conflict, and passion, nor organised exclusively around it.' Read more...


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Uncontrollable Universe

'James Richards specialises in moving images that prod the attention of their viewer: which image, when and why, are the parameters he leaves open.' —Joseph P Henry on 'Uncontrollable Universe' Read more...


Artist interviews


Dialogue: Harriet Plewis

'I’m just trying to find a way of watching films and sharing an experience that moves away from discomfort or alienation (a lot of gallery viewing experiences) and ableism (quite a few cinema spaces). It’s not that I want to dis cinemas, though, at all. Part of the reason I wanted to do it at Tyneside was that well nice thing of being able to be alone with films whilst in the company of others. That feeling of letting a sound system or projection seep into you. That indulgent focus. Cinemas are good for that, aren’t they?' Read more...