A Bigger Splash
The Blood of Hussain
Drowning by Numbers
Remember a Day
(1974, Colour) Director: Jack Hazan
will live up to its title - for it
is far more than a documentary record
of David Hockney at work. Paints
and canvas play their part in it all right, but not as much as the emotional
ties between people - and the emotional separations......."
David Hockney is the best-known British artist of his generation; hit
wit and versatility have made him a popular figure in and out of the art
world. A Bigger Splash, which draws its title from one of Hockney's
trademark paintings of a California swimming pool, follows his break-up
with fellow painter Peter Schlesinger and captures the essence of the artist.
THE BLOOD OF HUSSAIN
1981 – 105min, Director Jamil Dehlavi)
Peerzada, Kika Markham. Winner of the Grand
Prize at the Taormina Film Festival and
screened at the Director’s Fortnight
in Cannes. The story of a military dictatorship
and the revolutionary movement against
2009 – 90min, Director Jamil Dehlavi)
Annabel Wright, Nick Ashdon. A fallen angel
for his failure to protect a child in his
care. Erotic and gripping.
(UK 1988 – 111min, Director Peter
Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill. Cissy Coalpitts loves her husband
to death and death is what he
got. A very rude black comedy.
1991 – 120min,
Director Peter Greenaway) John Gielgud,
Erland Josephson. A free and exuberant
adaptation of Shakespeare using an array
of new technologies.
A DAY (UK,
2000). Director: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon.
a Day is a film narrating the acid excesses
of a late Sixties rock star - turned -recluse
Roger Bannerman, a Daa man 'going far further
than you ever could imagine', a character
not unlike Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.
Despite having effectively retired, Bannerman
is being stalked by an unhinged fan who's
determined to 're-launch' Roger no matter
what it takes, no matter how many laws
are broken... Laced with black humor ,
drugs, psychedelic imagery, groupie sex
and featuring a stunning soundtrack - that
includes works by the Pink Floyd, Captain
Beefheart and The Sex Pistols. Remember
a Day is an early seventies period piece
shot by the people who's story it essentially