Inspired by this year's theme of 'Hospitality', the 12 weeks of
screenings will include previews, premieres, Q&As, performances
and film forums. This public programme launches on 13 of September
with a free
talk by three of the artists exhibiting at FACT this year, Anja
Kirschner, David Panos and Jemima Wyman.
Highlights include a European Preview of LA-based artist, Wu Tsang's award-winning film, The Wildness. The film takes us on a journey into Los Angeles's Silver Platter -the first transsexual friendly club night in LA's Hispanic neighbourhoods. Wu Tsang will join us for a post screening Q&A before presenting a major premiere of the work at Tate Modern.
Other highlights include, Amanda Gutierrez's Time Topographies - a performance
exploring Liverpool's migrant communities, as well as the UK
premiere of Matt's Wolf's new film I
Remember, which is about the late artist Joe Brainard
Laurel Nakadate's The Wolf Knife tells the story of a teenage girl and her best friend fleeing their dull, boring, humdrum lives in Florida and attempting to get back to her father in Nashville, Tennessee. On their road trip, their innocence is challenged. Will they ever be the same again? The Wolf Knife is presented as part of a doublle bill evening alongside Steve McQueen's Shame.
FACT will host the North West premiere and Q&A for Polish-American artist Allan Sekula's new film with Noiel Burch , The Forgotten Space. The film highlights the everyday people, from underpaid truck drivers in LA to Filipino maids in China, whose role in society often goes completely unnoticed and unappreciated.
Continuing until 21 November, FACT will play host to artists such as Matt Wolf, Al & Al, and Karen Mirza and Brad Butler who will all be present alongside screenings of their work for Q&A's.