Have You Seen My Movie? 2016 Ages 15+

7.30PM Fri 2 Feb 2018 (2hrs 16mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Making a movie from other filmmakers' movies was an obvious but irrational enterprise that occupied an embarrassing period of time. 14 or 15 hours' worth of footage was ripped off hundreds of DVDs spanning the history of cinema, then condensed into a feature-length narrative about movies and the places we watch them. You'd be amazed how many times moviemakers like to turn the camera on moviegoers. I watched or scanned through thousands of films looking for scenes that take place inside of a cinema, and these clips accumulated like blown-in pages torn from a screenplay, without order or any hint of a beginning, middle or end. Have You Seen My Movie? is about watching; the screen, the strangers around you, the projector's beam overhead. The theatrical experience is the most crucial element in distinguishing a movie from television or video, and I hope that you all will enjoy yourselves, and contemplate the overwhelming power with which these motion pictures hold sway.' Paul Anton Smith

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE, 136 MINUTES, UK/CANADA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/EDITOR: PAUL ANTON SMITH / COURTESY: THE ARTIST