A Moving Image
(Narrative Feature, 1 hr 14 mins)
Synopsis: A Moving Image is an award winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification. As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
Director: SHOLA AMOO
Shola is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, his graduate film Touch won Shooting People’s Film of The Month competition, chosen by Oscar nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Touch also toured the UK as part of The BFI’s Sci-Fi season. Shola’s debut Feature is a multimedia Film called A Moving Image. It had its World Premiere at The LA Film Festival 2016 in competition for the World Fiction prize and received The Special Recognition Award at The Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. Shola was recently commissioned by The British Council to direct a reinterpretation of Othello written by visual artist Phoebe Boswell as part of “Shakespeare Lives”.
The Curious End to the War Against Ourselves
(Local Short, 6 mins)
Attending: Andrew Purchin, director Michael Reinhold, co director/editor Stu Wilson, Sound design
Synopsis: How do we not hate the hater? Armed with art supplies and a 170 foot linen scroll, an artist and psychotherapist and his team provided relief from the frenzy at the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. About 150 people listened to a guided art making meditation while marking and dancing on the canvas. Just about everybody reported feeling more calm. And a number of people noticed how they became less judgmental towards those whom they disagreed with.
Director: Andrew Purchin is an interdisciplinary artist, psychotherapist and filmmaker whose practice brings him on art making pilgrimages to places and events such as the Apple Store, presidential inaugurations, political conventions and funerals.
Michael Reinhold is interested in stories of people learning to connect and become more fully human, of bravely reaching out in kindness towards those in need, of stepping up to meet the challenges of this increasingly hectic world with a passionate and open heart.