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BFI London Film Festival: Is It Me or Is It the World? at BFI Southbank

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Time 18:10
Date 14/11/18
Price £14.3
  • Produced by BFI
  • Price £14.30, £11 student
  • Get ready for 70 minutes of film heaven.
  • Bring along multiple versions of yourself.
  • Surf to book tickets.
  • See you at BFI Southbank

Programmed by Helen deWitt, experience stories of creative resistance to dominant personal, cultural or political forces that seek to control the self, in this quadruple bill of short films.

All these films treasure artistic beauty, philosophical discourse, diverse sexuality and personal integrity.

Mahogany Too
Dir Akosua Adoma Owusu. USA-Ghana 2018. 3min
Nigerian actress Esosa E beautifully re-enacts Diana Ross’s role in Mahogany as nostalgic Afro-Futurism.

Eat the Dust Trilogy: Footnote; Crime Scene; Eat the Dust
Dir Ruth Novaczek. UK 2017-18. 31min
Three films made from found footage, video diaries, performance and to-camera discourse. Music and narrative voiceover connect the chapters searching for subjectivity through various existential backdrops; from responses to love with addiction, pain and release, to a detective story set in Jaffa and Tel Aviv, and finally a dance across Europe in search of a happy ending.

A is for Artist
Dir Ayo Akingbade. UK 2018. 4min
A young woman discovers her future by looking into her family’s past.

Between my Flesh and the World’s Fingers
Dir Talena Sanders. USA 2018. 31min
Reconstructed through Super8 as if it was actual found footage, documents, newspapers and readings, this is the fascinating story of lesbian poet, film pioneer and provocateur Mary MacLane, who in the early 1900s was dubbed the Wild Woman of Butte, Montana. She resisted the categorisation and prejudice of the day through the creation of multiple versions of herself.