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To Hell With Culture + Shorts

ToHellWithCulture1webWed 12 August, 7pm. Left Bank Leeds, £3

English poet Herbert Read was born in North Yorkshire and after serving in the 1st World War he became an influential art critic, author, anarchist and co-founder of the ICA in London. This new film is an immersive portrayal of his life and work, reflecting on how his ideas can be applied to contemporary society today. Interviews with artists, curators, historians and peers are combined with archival material, poetry and scenes of the Yorkshire landscape.

Doors 7pm / bar open

7.30pm a programme of short films in context selected by Short Film City, loosely collected around the themes of the evening’s feature film: Modernism, Art, Poetry and Yorkshire.

A Communications Primer
(22min, 1953, Dir. Charles and Ray Eames)
Hunting for Hockney
(4min, 2013, Dir. Alice Dunseath)
Crow
(5min, 2103, Dir. Yoav Segal)
Modern No 2
(5min, 2011, Dir. Mirai Mizue)

8.30pm To Hell With Culture

(56 mins, 2014, Dir. Huw Wahl)

 

 

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