Merseyside Dance Initiative hosts a screening, talk and question and answer session with director Alex Ruben tomorrow (Monday, November 21).
His film NEWSREEL 1 is described as ” a poetic recording of social, cultural and political events from the streets of London… ex-DJ Reuben’s skilled sound recording and fluid camerawork expertly reveal the beauty of spontaneous natural movement, such as dancing at an Eritrean wedding, protestors marching against government cuts, a good old pub sing-along about Tony Blair and George Bush and choreographer Rosemary Lee’s wonderful Square Dance.”
Ruben says on his website: “Newsreel is a series of movies about London. They do not have spoken word or titles. There are sounds of people, songs, streets and rivers, pictures of movement, buildings, performance and prayer. Newsreels are our current events, the times we live in, for the cinema.”
It all starts at 6.15 at FACT Liverpool.
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