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STRANDS INTRO @BFI 55 ‘There’s a lot of things in life worth living for, isn’t there?’ Films from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection + intro The title of this event is inspired by the closing words in George Kuchar’s camp masterpiece Hold Me While I’m Naked. It is a simple explanatory line, both affirming and fatalistic, that sweetly sums up the driving forces behind scores of bold creative ambitions. The Ruben/Bentson Moving Images Collection at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis fortifies this audacious thinking by providing a home and a context for over 1,000 titles, bringing to light works and artists that delve into what makes life worth living. TUE 30 MAY 18:10 NFT3 Archivist-programmer Ruth Hodgins and curator Sheryl Mousley introduce the Collection, including works by Uri Aran, Roger Jacoby, George Kuchar and Gunvor Nelson. Hodgins and Mousley will be in conversation with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, following the screening In partnership with LUX and the Walker Art Center EXPERIMENTA Artists’ film and video SILENT CINEMA Celebrating the best international restorations SUN 28 MAY 16:00 NFT1 A new regular strand exploring silent film at BFI Southbank brings you the best of silent cinema in the finest restorations from around the world. With more silent films coming to light than ever before, and with advancements in restoration technology, it’s time to discover the stirring experience of film that tells its story in pictures, heightened by musical accompaniment. Bryony Dixon, Curator, BFI National Archive The Informer UK 1929. Dir Arthur Robison. With Lya de Putti, Lars Hanson. 101min. Digital. PG The 1929 adaptation of Liam O Flaherty’s The Informer has all the hallmarks of a classic film noir, just a decade too early and an ocean away. Set in the revolutionary ferment of newly independent Ireland, this tale of personal betrayal is an impressively international affair. The BFI National Archive’s new restoration of this classic silent is presented with a new recorded score by Irish composer and violist Garth Knox. Restoration supported by Matt Spick Hold Me While I’m Naked


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