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Word Projections

Saturday 2 December 2017, 2:30 pm4:30 pm

A two-hour screening featuring three films.
‘Limbo’ (2017) by Sandra Cross is the first part of a
film-journal written over a period of ten years in which
Sandra describes weekly train journeys to her Mother
who has ‘Probable Alzheimer’s’. The viewer goes on
one such journey as Sandra reads the first extract
from the journal started in 2006. ‘I see her face
reflected in the wing mirror. All of the harsh
observations I have made and will continue to make,
are swept away as I see her face go through a series
of gentle transformations from sad and lost to hopeful
as the sun warms her skin.’
‘Chest Freezer’ (2017) by William English is a portrait
of Captain Maurice Seddon (Royal Signals Retired).
The film uses out-takes from William’s film ‘Heated
Gloves’ selected for the London Film Festival 2015.
The footage dates from 1980-1990 and is a record of
Maurice’s telephone conversation between him and
someone offering him a chest freezer.
‘Winder (2011) by Gerry Smith
Is a film inspired by Paolo Uccello’s painting ‘The
Battle of San Romano’ 1440 a work depicting part of
the battle fought between Florence and Siena in 1432
which in turn inspired Gregory Corso’s poem ‘Uccello’
from his collection ‘Gasoline’ 1967.
A young girl reads from Corso’s poem:
‘They will never die on that battlefield
nor the shade or wolves recruit their hoard like brides
wheat on all horizons waiting there to consume battle’s
There will be no dead to tighten their loose bellies
no heap of starched horses to redsmash their bright
or advance their eat of dead
They would rather hungersulk with made tongues
than believe that in that field no man dies’

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