Marc Karlin is an important but neglected figure within the British film avant-garde of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
In the 1970s he was a member of the film collectives Cinema Action and the Berwick Street Film Collective, active within the film union ACTT and the Independent Filmmakers Association through the 1980s, and a founder member of the group which set up the journal of independent film, Vertigo, in 1993.
His groundbreaking films for television in the 80s and 90s combine documentary and fiction film tropes to explore the themes of memory, history and political agency. Karlin was a committed political filmmaker, but his dense, yet subtle films are also rich meditations on the nature of filmmaking, the formation and collapse of ideologies, and the endurance of the human spirit.
Picture This present a weekend of screenings and talks on the work of Marc Karlin at Arnolfini.
The Video Shop will be open usual hours over the Easter holiday with the Marc Karlin exhibition. Thursday - Sunday, 1 - 6pm.