Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle), Frank Beauvais, France 2018, 73 min., French with English subtitles
The screening will be introduced by critic and researcher Erika Balsom.
This restoration of Hans Richter’s Ein Werktag (literally ‘A Working Day’ but known as ‘Every Day’) brings to present-day audiences a project that Richter began in 1929 as a filmmaking experiment at the London Film Society and continued to edit and re-edit over several decades. On the theme of work and its daily routines, the film mixes found footage with material shot by Richter and includes contributions from Sergei Eisenstein and other film folk of the period.
Frank Beauvais’s debut feature, Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle), is a scintillating shot in the arm for the autobiographical found-footage film, constructed entirely from short, arresting clips from the 400 or so films of every stripe that the director took to watching during a troubled period of his life (and in the world at large). This is cinephilia as pathological obsession, but also a purgative means to help Beauvais cope with pain and isolation in the wake of a failed relationship and exacerbated by exile in provincial Alsace where he grew up. The film has become something of a sensation in Beauvais’s native France and appeared on numerous best-of lists last year.
Every Day (Ein Werktag), dir. Hans Richter, UK /Switzerland 1929, 16 min.,
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle), dir. Frank Beauvais, France 2018, 73 min., French with English subtitles
With the support of CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership and the Swiss Cinémathèque.
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members.
For 3 – 4 screenings: £11 Full, £10 Concs/ Green, £6 Blue Members per screening
For 5 – 6 screenings: £10 Full, £9 Concs/Green, £5 Blue Members per screening
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Groups are advised to arrive early as seating is unallocated.
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