Gold On Film 2019

A public film festival showcasing the best film from Goldsmiths.

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Friday 15th March: Together Alone

Seven films which explore identity, who we are, who we were and who we might be, in very different ways. Featuring two films from Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger alongside four intimate documentaries about sexuality, mental health and life in a peaceful Azerbaijani village. The programme also features Sorelle Povere, a beautiful silent film about a community of nuns.

Saturday 16th March: Winterlong with Far

The often tense relationships between fathers and sons are explored in these two new fiction films. Winterlong, set and shot in Hastings, is on the edge, geographically and emotionally. Preceded by Far, when a camping trip isn’t all that it seems.

Saturday 16th March: Disruption

When natural and man-made disasters strike it’s often poor people who bear the consequences as these different documentaries demonstrate.

Sunday 17th March: Embracing Time

How do we spend our time, with whom and what value do we give to that time? This selection of short films including documentaries, fiction work and animation, grapple in different ways with these questions.

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Monday 18th March: Life in Limbo

The theme of migration was very clear in the submissions to the festival. More and more people are uprooted from their homes due to war, climate change, famine or flood. This screening looks at three stories in this global phenomenon.

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Tuesday 19th March: The Prestige with Mr Ripple

How does magic happen before our very eyes? Christopher Nolan’s 2007 film is a homage to the stage geniuses who thrilled Victorian audiences with their tricks, starring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Michael Caine. Mr Ripple, directed by Jessie Ayles, tells of a very different sort of Magic.

Includes discussion on the Science of Magic with Dr Gustav Kuhn.

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Wednesday 20th March: Welcome II The Terrordrome

A stark vision of dystopia where any shred of racial harmony has long been discarded. Ngozi Onwurah’s 1995 film starring Saffron Burrows, Valentine Nonyela and Suzette Llewellyn, is hard hitting, urgent and bleak. As if George Orwell had listened to Public Enemy.

Includes discussion on Afrofuturism with Prof Julian Henriques.

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Thursday 21st March: About A War + From Man To Man…

The festival finishes on a call for hope, for reconciliation, for understanding. In About a War directed by Abi Weaver and Daniele Rugo, soldiers from both sides of the Lebanese war look back and think about what happened and how it changed them. From Man to Man we Pass like Strangers, directed by Daniel Gal, takes a typical day on the Jerusalem tram carrying Jews, Palestinians and others as they go about their lives.