With Tate’s Glam! looking at pop style in the early 70s (February next year) and now this new exhibition celebrating the The Art of Pop Video at FACT, next year’s looking pretty good already. In The Art of Pop, opening in March 2013, more than 70 video clips will tell the story of the pop [...]
Yeah, I’m going, I said to a friend on Twitter, possibly, if I remember rightly, going on to compare the experience to come as “one of those bucket list type things”. Pressing send, I realised I was talking about watching the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy back to back in a cinema, and wondered [...]
If SevenStreets media conglomerate HQ had a Christmas Party, we’d be on the Noisy Table. As it is, the three of us will probably eat a TV dinner off our laps, watching 30 Rock boxsets. Alone. Anyway, moving on. FACT, this week, has a noisy table all its own: a (get this) ping pong table [...]
Back in 2007 the self proclaimed “Top Dog For Music”, HMV, announced a slide in profits of 73% for 2006, blaming “profoundly changing markets” and closing a record amount of shops across the country. In the same year the music industry association IFPI revealed a 5% drop in global music sales and musicians were told [...]
A short film directed by polymath Hollywood actor James Franco (who can, like, do anything. Apart from present the Oscars. Boy he stank at that) and commissioned by our very own FACT screens tonight on Channel 4 as part of its Random Acts series. Franco’s three-minute short Dream was also screened last week at the [...]
If you’ve not seen this piercing and powerful documentary, we strongly suggest you head over to FACT this Thursday. Shot over five years, the film documents a village and its fight against illegal Jewish settlers on the West Bank. It was a struggle (or, more correctly, it is a struggle) that involved assaults and atrocities, [...]
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Acclaimed writer/director Leos Carax has returned after a 13 year hiatus with his latest feature Holy Motors, a mind-blowing journey that follows the story of one unusual man over one amazing day as he travels the city in a very special white limo. Oscar (Denis Lavant) is an employee of the mysterious Agency and a [...]
Pillow fights, the Arab diaspora and anti-war hula-hoop weaving. FACT’s Biennial offerings are nothing if not eclectic.
This is a big deal. FACT (you know, that Liverpool-born culture lab most cities would die for) has been commissioned by Channel 4 to curate, with experimental animator Jacqui Davies, their new Random Acts series. Acting as mini interventions into the cut and thrust of our multi-channel TV schedules, these three minute artist led films [...]
Inspired by Percy Shelley’s poem Ozymandias, legendary writer and director Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) coined the phrase ‘Ozymandias Melancholia’, to describe the melancholy notion that eventually, time kills everything. Regrettably, the phrase uttered by two characters in his latest film, To Rome with Love, could be used to describe the sadness [...]
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo at FACT, 11th September FILM Recently voted the best film of all time, Hitchcock’s mesmerizing Vertigo gets the big screen treatment at FACT this week. Astoundingly ahead of its time, this thrilling, noirish tale of obsession and psychological torment promises to look better than ever with its vivid new print. More information [...]
Lawless is a brutal and violent film that challenges some key myths about America’s past.
The brief and brilliant phenomena of sudden artist-led TV interventions, discussed and displayed, for one day only, at FACT this Biennial.
Leave It On The Floor at FACT, 6th September FILM As part of Liverpool Pride’s film programme, this new independent movie (choreographed by Frank Gatson Jr, who did Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’) takes a look at one young chap being embraced by Los Angeles’ underground ball scene: a community often populated by runaways, victims of violence [...]
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