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Tuesday 14th June THE LONDON PERAMBULATOR and Psychogeography

23 May

Our next night back at the Roxy Bar & Screen will be an event on psychogeography, with a feature screening of John Rogers’ The London Perambulator (the film has a blog here which includes trailers and TV features), followed by a Q&A with John Rogers and with Nick Papadimitriou. They will be talking about the making of the film and its sources, as well as about their Resonance FM radio show, Ventures and Adventures in Topography (see blog), which combines perambulations in London with a look at old texts, guidebooks and maps.

Nick will also read a section from his forthcoming book, Scarp, about the North Middlesex/ South Hertfordshire escarpment, to musical accompaniment. We will also have a few words from Gale, Serena and Clare from the urban exploration project WALKWALKWALK , about their archaeological methodologies in routing and rerouting North East London, and from Roland Francois-Lack at UCL, who writes a daily blog about the connection between maps and film, THE CINETOURIST.

7.30pm, Tuesday June 14th, Roxy Bar & Screen, London Bridge.

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Cinema, Mobility and Landscape

8 Dec

Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later (2002)

PASSENGERFILMS is a new independent London-based film society. It aims to show ‘geographically interesting’ films, and to link the typologies of space and movement on screen to broader cultural structures. Screenings and talks will begin in 2011 and will include topics such as

1) Zombie space: plague narratives, land piracy and the end of the kinetic elite

2) Videographic space: the on-screen portrayal of geographies of cinema

3) Trade space: drugs, suitcases of money and cinematic trafficking

4) Disaster space: class, segregated mobility, and escape routes in disaster films

5) Counter space: the alternate road movie, nomadism, and mobilities of counterculture

6) Cyber space: the information age, virtual mobility and network society

7) Point of view space: handheld cameras and cinema motion sickness

For registering your interest, proposing a film or talk, or potential collaboration, please write to amycutler1985@gmail.com.