Dan Kidner hosts Extra Curricular
3rd April 2012

Thursday 19 April 2012, 5.30-6.30pm
Picture This director, Dan Kidner, hosts Spike Island’s Extra Curricular reading group.

This month's session will be held at Arnolfini

Extra Curricular is a platform for discovering and debating current topics in art, cultural theory and experimental fiction. Sessions are hosted by invited guests who have suggested texts that have been influential on their practice or form part of their research.

Dan Kidner has chosen for April's discussion "Problems of Independent Cinema", an interview between British filmmaker Marc Karlin and Claire Johnston, Mark Nash and Paul Willemen published in Screen in 1980. The text is a rare document for its time, sophisticated in its understanding of the term 'independence' and prescient in its vision of the future for 'independent' filmmakers. It covers Karlin's experience of making political films in the 70s, his involvement with the Independent Film Association and work with organisations such as the distributor The Other Cinema and the film union ACTT.

The conversation accompanies an exhibition at Picture This Video Shop, 6  to 29 April, focusing on Karlin's work and a weekend of screenings and talks programmed by Picture This at Arnolfini, 13 to 15 April.

Contact Spike Island for details of the sessions text, booking advised.



Further information


£3 (booking through Spike Island)

Visit Arnolfini:

16 Narrow Quay


  • 1still from 'The Serpent', Marc Karlin, 1997

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Marc Karlin weekend
13 - 15 April

Picture This present a weekend of screenings and talks on the work of Marc Karlin at Arnolfini.

Marc Karlin exhibition opening

Picture This Video Shop
Thursday 5 April 2012, 6-9pm