Re: Hollis Frampton at the London Film festival

From: Mark Webber (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 10 2009 - 12:02:45 PDT

the days when only six people would go to an "experimental" film
screening are long gone & it's great that there is now a very real
enthusiasm and a blossoming of interest in such work ... though i'm
also frustrated when more people want to attend than can be

festival tickets have been on sale for a while now & it's true that in
recent years most screenings have sold out (regardless of the size of
venue). at the moment, some tickets are still available for the mixed
programmes in the artists' film and video weekend.

if events are listed as "sold out" then please keep checking the
website as a few tickets may be released in the days
leading up each screening. there are usually also a few available on
the day if you're prepared to queue for returns etc. unfortunately no
repeat of HAPAX LEGOMENA is planned.

i must disagree with nicky's comment about NFT3. though 16mm
projection is somewhat compromised by being off-centre in the booth,
it can still look very good, and the 35mm and video projection is
excellent. i also appreciate the intimacy of NFT3 for this kind of
programme, which would be lost in NFT2 - it does have 50 more seats
but feels very cavernous and impersonal. more popular features will
always be prioritised for NFT1, the largest theatre, which can feel
miserable when half full.

much better to think of events selling out being not so much due to a
lack of space, more a sign of their popularity.


On 7 Oct 2009, at 13:48, FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system wrote:

> Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:40:50 +0100
> From: Nicky Hamlyn <email suppressed>
> Subject: Hollis Frampton at the London Film festival
> Just tried to book a ticket for Hapax Legomena, which is showing at
> the
> London Film festival on 24th October, but already it's sold out.
> It's high time that these events were held in a larger auditorium
> than NFT
> 3, which is a rather crappy space anyway. Every year, the experimental
> screenings, as well as other events, sell out because of lack of
> space.
> Grrr,
> Nicky Hamlyn.

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