An exclusive, responsive, preview screening of Susan Kemp’s remarkable documentary in progress.
Dir. Susan Kemp / United Kingdom / 2023, work in progress / English
Structuring this intimate and insightful portrait of Lynda Myles, academic Susan Kemp invokes a form known to define, criticise, and shift paradigms in culture – the manifesto. Meshing archival material with interview subjects including Jim Hickey and B. Ruby Rich, Kemp employs a series of provocations to tease out the philosophy behind a lifetime of ground-breaking film work. In the film's central conversation, Myles beautifully expresses the thrill of putting on a show (including the 1972 Women's Event, pioneering retrospectives of Douglas Sirk, Sam Fuller and Raoul Walsh and many more) while always avoiding the polite.
Presented here in a special preview as a work in progress, where post-screening audience responses will be welcomed, this vivid filmic manifesto is an active document set to inspire anyone who programmes, produces or simply loves cinema today.
Kate Taylor, Programme Director
Join us before this screening for a special launch event.
Supported by The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Research Collections
Director: Susan Kemp
Susan Kemp is a documentary filmmaker, TV producer and senior lecturer at The University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the University in 2010 she was a producer/director at the BBC where she directed and produced factual series and documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including a 60-minute documentary on Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf, and a weekly series on world cinema. In the last decade, Susan has also produced, directed and edited four feature documentaries; In the Light: You Need to Look Squint at History to See the Women in it (2020), Who Is Watching Who? (2016), From Eastenders to Hollywood: Antonia Bird (2016) and Nort Atlantik Drift: A Portrait of Robert Alan Jamieson (2014). More recently, Susan has concentrated her efforts on getting The Lynda Myles Project up and running.
Find out more at susan-kemp.com
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