Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Jan 2013
Following his acclaimed Routes: Dancing to New Orleans (2008), Alex Reuben's Newsreel is a poetic recording of social, cultural and political events from the streets of London, shot in 2011. Without titles or voice-over, ex-DJ Reuben’s skilled sound recording and fluid camera work expertly reveal the beauty of spontaneous natural movement, e.g. dancing at an Eritrean wedding, protestors marching against government cuts, an art installation of white balloons suspended in space and a good old pub sing-along about Tony Blair and George Bush. A cinematic newscast! Reuben’s Newsreel goes back to the days when news was shot in the streets and put straight into the cinema with an immediacy, viscerality and community feeling that only cinema can create.
We welcome director Alex Reuben and Deputy Editor of Sight & Sound, Kieron Corless for a Q&A following this screening.
Commissioned by Sadler's Wells and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Dir Alex Reuben, 60 mins, UK 2011, PG