A Clockwork Orange: New Perspectives November 2018

The conference asks what we can learn from A Clockwork Orange, nearly fifty years on, and explores its relevance for today's society, culture, politics and aspiring filmmakers. The conference will address the film's  impact, aesthetics, origins, variations and histories.  Speakers include Kubrick's producer and collaborator Jan Harlan, Professor Andrew Biswell (Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation) and Peter Kramer (Senior Fellow UEA). Other speakers are to be confirmed.

The conference is a three-point collaboration between The Stanley Kubrick Archive (University of Arts London),  The Anthony Burgess Archive and the Department of Film & Photography at Kingston School of Art (KSA).

Conference venue: The Stanley Kubrick Archive, Elephant & Castle (London) on Thursday 1st November and Friday 2nd November 2018.  For further details, tickets or conference paper submissions please see:


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Reinvestigating the assassinations of Robert Kennedy & Martin Luther King

Shane O’Sullivan (Senior Lecturer in Film) gave a paper at a recent conference at Duquesne University (forensic science & law) Pittsburgh in May. The conference was entitled ‘Of Kennedys & Kings – reinvestigating the assassinations of JFK and MLK at 50’. Shane was also interviewed by the Washington Post.   An updated paperback edition of Shane’s book on the killing of Bobby Kennedy was recently republished by Skyhorse Publishing in the US: http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/13294-9781510729605-who-killed-bobby



Two films by Phillip Warnell at Harvard Film Archive

The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to welcome British filmmaker and 2017-18 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow Phillip Warnell to present and discuss two films made in dialogue and collaboration with French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. Warnell’s long fascination with the enigmas of the animal world and its relation to the human is made clear across these probing and formally astute films.

Co-presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and the Film Study Center, Harvard with Phillip Warnell in person
Monday May 7 at 7pm
Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies
Philosopher and heart transplant recipient Jean-Luc Nancy meditates on the history and integrity of bodies in a number of visual and literary passages exploring his onscreen presence, a surgical organ in search of a body and an unaccounted for, displaced invertebrate at sea. Outlandish is a journey between shores and environments, the touching of and proximity between bodies, the vanishing and appearance of crew, dimensions of form and, above all, our relations with strange foreign bodies.

UK 2009, 35mm on digital, color, 20 min. French with English subtitles

The Flying Proletarian
The third film collaboration between filmmaker Phillip Warnell and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy explores ideas on the land, the stranger and the open, with a surge of space-race animality. A sensory account of lavender distillation, the film suggests an historical character, timeless philosophy and flora and fauna-infused life-world of La Drôme.
UK 2014, 16mm on DCP, color, 71 min.

Please contact bgravely@fas.harvard.edu for screeners, additional photos, or more information.

Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-4700
General Admission Tickets $9, $7 Non-Harvard Students, Seniors, Harvard Faculty and Staff. Harvard students free

MA Experimental Film is now formally associated to LUX - this will involve direct contact with LUX staff and public programme, research access to the LUX collection and workshops and classes lead by LUX.

ED LAWRENSON's UPPLAND, his latest film  (2018) premiered at prestigious Cinéma du Réel International Film Festival in Paris (showing March and April).  In Ed’s film an architect and filmmaker visit a town in a remote area of Liberia – once a thriving mining community now in a state of decay – the film explores the promise of prosperity, remnants of colonialism and the spiritual and human cost of industrial mining.   The film was funded by the Irish Arts Council.  The film debuts at the Pompidou Centre on Sunday 25 March.  UPPLAND debuts at Polmpidou Centre, Paris

CPH:DOX COPENHAGEN 15 - 24th March 2018

Staff and students will be attending CPH:DOX and networking so do look out for them.   Festival Director Tine Fischer sets the tone for this year's proceedings:

"The documentary film is in the eye of the famous hurricane. Not as a mirror but as an artistic reflection that gives us reality back in a form of space for the unthinkable experiment, the new thought and solution no one had considered".



SCREENING EVENT:  26th April 2018.  7 p.m. Illinois USA

Block Cinema: Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air (Phillip Warnell, 2014, UK/USA/Belgium, 71 min.)

British filmmaker and artist Phillip Warnell’s experimental documentary explores the relationship between man and beast through the example of New Yorker Antoine Yates, who shared his Harlem high-rise apartment with Ming, a 500-pound tiger, and Al, a 7-foot long alligator, for five years. 

Phillip Warnell is currently on a one year Radcliffe Fellowship, based at Harvard.

This event is free and organised by Northwestern Image Lab and is sponsored by the French and Italian Department, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and RTVF.