Irish Director Graham Jones brings us ‘Nola and the Clones’, a Nuascannan Movement Film

There is always a bit of excitement when a new movement designed to break the shackles of conventional and sensationalized traditions of multi-million dollar, mind-numbing industries is born. Irish film director, Graham Jones, has accomplished just this with his Nuascannán film style, an independent film movement battling the similar demons musical creatives often do: against the acquisitive industry giants that often turn down thought-provoking scripts for bells and whistles. Continue reading “Irish Director Graham Jones brings us ‘Nola and the Clones’, a Nuascannan Movement Film”

Borderlines Film Festival 2016

Friday 26 February – Sunday 13 March

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“This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity”

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Janis: Little Girl Blue Documentary showing at The Courtyard 2/28-2/29

http://www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk/

Today is the start of the Borderlines Film Festival featuring films showing at venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh border.

With nearly 100 films, there is a wide variety to choose from, with previews of films yet to go on general release, some of which have won prizes at major International Film Festivals and from all parts of the globe.

This year the festival is taking a few risks and showing some exciting and obscure films from new or relatively unknown Directors and offering the chance to sample new and visionary filmmaking with themes and stories about displacement, identity and diversity and offering unique insights into the lives and cultures of different European countries and shining a spotlight on both British film and world cinema. Continue reading “Borderlines Film Festival 2016”

Gravity Zine Says Farewell with a Special Cinema Edition and Feature Film ‘Lorem Ipsum’

Bulbous Sores, Johnny Burrage, Gravity zine issue 8
Bulbous Sores by Johnny Burrage
“Omar Majeed has had a long lasting interest in writing, design and photography that formed working on the school newspaper and crystallized at art college.  Having a creative outlet is important to him and comes in several guises, from poetry to painting.  He has studied photography and graphic design and is currently on the portfolio course learning how to use new techniques and materials.  He has worked sporadically as a copywriter, recently on an art blog.”
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Omar Majeed Creator of Gravity Zine and man of many creative hats.

Gravity zine is a DIY publication based in Hereford.  It has its origins in a title called Gravity Serpent which came about as a result of a late night conversation with my housemate Stu when I was living in Kingston, Surrey.

We had been watching The Baader Meinhof Complex and were somehow stirred into creating something.  We didn’t know if we wanted to make an experimental film, or write a collaborate novel.
 When we thought of making a zine, that was it.  The title was his idea, appropriated from a Medusa Cyclone track.  Mike from Medusa Cyclone would later contribute photography to the zine.
I have made zines on and off since my first time at art college in 2003.  I like the immediacy and accessibility of the format.  I like my zines to be collaborative, showcasing artists and creatives whose work I admire.  It becomes something of a community.
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At The Drive In In Colour by John Rose
When I moved back to Hereford, I wanted to shorten the name to Gravity.  The first 3 issues were purely photocopied and stapled.  After that we started letterpressing the covers under stewardship of Liam Bromage.  It was refreshing to have a bit of colour on the front and the printing process gave a cleaner impression that was still handmade.  We also started hand binding the pages with coloured thread.

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Bidding ‘Au Revoir’ to the end of The Courtyard’s French Film Festival with a Hot Blooded Liason in Authentic French Fashion

Wednesday evening marked the end of the 23rd annual French Film Festival UK at The Courtyard in Hereford with a most stereotypical French tale of young love, ménage à trois, lesbian lovers, affairs, deceit and of course, a beautiful setting that feeds ones appetite for French cityscapes.

Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre‘  is a newcomer in an impressive list of prestigious film houses around the country that took part in the festival, including Manchester’s Home Theatre and Edingburgh’s ‘Filmhouse Cinema.

‘All About Them’ Film Review and Thought’s

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The Courtyard presents French Film Festival UK; Vie Sauvage

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For the next couple days Hereford’s premier Centre for the Arts, The Courtyard is partaking in the nationwide French Film Festival UK event, bringing us rare films from across the Channel in true Art House style.  The French Film Festival UK is in its 23rd year proving that French Cinema has a dedicated audience in the UK. I certainly noticed this last night at The Courtyard.

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