Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Solaris in Manchester 30.04.15.

I'm introducing Tarkovsky's Solaris at the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester on Thursday. The film starts at 1800, and there will be a Q&A afterwards, led by yours truly.

The film is free. (Although the bar isn't.)

More info here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the joys of physical books

Although I read a lot of fiction on my e-reader (and use it a lot when travelling), the arrival earlier this week of a copy of David Vann's new novel reminded me what's so special about actual books. I ordered a US edition of Aquarium, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. Everything about it is nicer than the UK edition - better paper, coloured ink, nicer font, and also.... colour photos of fish. I don't know if David Vann is going down the WG Sebald route here (Max's books contain photos), but they're certainly a nice touch.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tarkovsky's Solaris in Manchester 30.04.15

I'll be introducing Tarkovsky's Solaris in Manchester on 30 April. There will also be a QA afterwards, if anyone is in a fit state to ask questions. (When I first saw the film, I certainly wasn't. I remember coming out of the NFT and staring into the Thames for 10 minutes.) More details can be found on this link:


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Folie à Deux - released today on IndieFlix

The feature-length drama I co-wrote, produced and directed, Folie à Deux, is released today on IndieFlix. This is a better quality version of the film than previous online releases, and this is the one you should watch. Go here to watch the trailer and the film, or cut and paste this link into your browser:


Photo: David Hamnett.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Boat Retold Screens in Stornoway @ Faclan

A Boat Retold screens in Stornoway on 30 October at 1930 as part of Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival. The film opens an evening with Ian Stephen, whose first novel, A Book of Death and Fish, has just been published. He will be in conversation with one of the film's other stars, the writer Robert Macfarlane. For more details, and to book a ticket, go here:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charlie Chaplin Lived Here - Please help back this short film

A quick reminder to say we're still looking for backers to help us complete Charlie Chaplin Lived Here, a short film about Chaplin's London, shot in 1966 by Bill Douglas.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Yezidis & Gnosticism in Islam: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

I'm on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio again, discussing the Yezidis with Miguel Conner.