Mark Levinson and Manoug Manougian


Physicist Mark Levinson and rocket scientist Manoug Manougian, both of whom screened films at CFF2013, talk about art, science and world peace.

Growing Pain

Martha Maria Thieme

The actual medical cause of physical ‘growing pains’ among children remain unknown, Wikipedia (reliably?) informs the curious reader: they are not thought to be directly linked to spurts in height. This mildly poetic physiological peculiarity seems relevant to the selection of short films at the Arts Picturehouse entitled GROWING PAIN– the five pieces chosen explore [...]

Thatcher’s Britain


The THATCHER’S BRITAIN strand invites a look back to British culture in the 1980s and the modern cinema industry itself.

Time out of Joint – Roland Klick


“Roland Klick is driven by the same manic fire that is recognisable in the dancing eyes of Herzog and Jodorowsky”. Meet him at CFF on the 25 September.

Don Hertzfeldt Animation Programme


Hertzfeldt’s stories and animation style are simultaneously esoteric and full of mass appeal, writes Jon Toomey.

Paradise Trilogy – Ulrich Seidl


According to that other arch-provocateur, Werner Herzog, the films of Ulrich Seidl provide audiences ‘ein Blick in die Hoelle’ – a glimpse into hell.

Volunteer View: Community Cinema

Volunteer View: Community Cinema |

Amanda Randall relates her experiences of running a community cinema, and why preserving the Arts Picturehouse this way could be impossible.

Journey to Italy

Journey to Italy |

Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders are trapped in a lifeless marriage in Roberto Rossellini’s pre-New Wave classic, writes Gavin Midgley – a film all about death.

Little Miss Sunshine


‘Everyone just pretend to be normal’. These words, yelled by Richard Hoover as his family veers from one disaster to another, are the essence of this 2006 road movie.



In STALKER Tarkovsky takes the notion of the journey and examines it, stretches it, makes it at once real and ethereal; reduced to its abstract components of space and time.

Goin’ Down The Road


Released in 1970, Don Shebib’s first feature was the most influential English-Canadian film of its generation, and is still an impressive piece of realist cinema, writes Wyndham Wise.

The World of Road Movies


Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Do we? Anthony Davis introduces our latest run of themed features.

Linklater’s “Before” Trilogy


If BEFORE SUNRISE and BEFORE SUNSET are films about the beginnings of fire, BEFORE MIDNIGHT is about how to stoke a blaze, writes Ann Linden.

La Captive


This month’s theme is lesbian Belgian directors. Chantal Akerman hates labels but fits the bill. We look back at her drowsy meditation on Proustian obsession, LA CAPTIVE.

Sex+drugs+nitrate film


Murder, drug binges, espionage, prostitution… the early British film industry revelled in salacious behaviour fit to match any Hollywood gossip column, writes Amanda Randall.