Portable Cinema Project
The Portable Cinema was a film festival held in an empty shop under the shadow of a shopping centre development, at the moment that the economy unraveled. It screened documentary, experimental and artist films that sought to map complex narratives current to the 21c city.
The free ‘cinema’ sought to create a point of resistance in the city, an open space outside a system of relentless commodification.
Films by: Peter Wyeth/ Semiconductor/ Nathaniel Kahn / Jem Cohen/ Bureau of Inverse Technology/ Charlotte Ginsborg/ Vision Machine/ John Smith/ Margret Tait/ Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin/ Stan Brakhage/ Guy Sherwin/ Rosalind Nashashibi/ Cordelia Swann/ Mayling To/ Dziga Vertov.
Talks by: Peter Cusack & William Raban
The Portable Cinema Project happened in October 2008 with funding from HLF and Safle.