2016 starts, reviewing 2013 – 2015 and my film programming

Happy New Year! As we begin 2016 and go back to work after the break, I was prompted to think back over work during the last couple of years since I started programming and running JW3 Cinema. For some time I have wanted to create a list of all the Q&As / special events with film directors etc that I have organised and chaired or moderated at JW3 Cinema so that I have a record of them and also in case my contacts can be helpful for others wanting to get in touch with those people. So why not do so now … here goes!

 

2013

September  – How I Live Now preview screening. Q&A with Meg Rosoff, author of the book How I Live Now. I chaired the Q&A

October – Harold and Maude introduced by LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

– Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club also took place during this month

November Coming To America introduced by Doc Brown, presented by LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

– Foodies Film Club, Keshet Israeli TV Club and Misogynist Film Club also took place during this month

December – What’s Cooking introduced by the film’s director Gurinder Chadha

– Comedy Film Club, Keshet Israeli TV Club and Misogynist Film Club also took place during this month

2014 

January  – Rough Cut plus Q&A with the filmmaker Jamie Shovlin. I chaired the Q&A

February Artists’ Film Salon: I curated an evening of short films from 10 filmmakers and did a special feature interview with filmmakers Whitty Gordon Projects

– I planned and ran a special edible cinema style Foodies Film Club evening with Steph Saffer of Kokopelli’s Chocolate with the film Romantics Anonymous 

– I hosted and presented at a Film London Exhibitors’ Breakfast event which I held at JW3 Cinema

– I organised a screening of the opera film Don Giovanni (Juan) including an in conversation with the film’s director (Director of Opera for the Royal Opera House, London) and                         Norman Lebrecht in the JW3 Howard Hall

– Comedy Film Club, Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club also took place during this month

March Clueless introduced by Charlie Lyne,  presented by LOCO London Comedy Film Festival

– I organised an Oscars™ Warm Up Night screening of Searching For Sugar Man and panel discussion with Simon Chinn, Jason Solomons and Nicola Christie  with special activities

– Comedy Film Club, Foodies Film Club, Keshet Israeli TV Club and Misogynist Film Club also took place during this month

April – Artists’ Film Salon: I curated an evening of short films from 10 filmmakers and did a special feature interview with filmmaker Rebecca Feiner

– during late April to May I put together an Israel mini Season – 66 Years: The Party and the Political of film screenings and events

May – Advanced Style special screening with director and cast Q&A which I chaired

– Regina screening with panel discussion including the film’s director, Rabbi Laura Janner Klausner, Adam Ganz and Emily Kasriel

– Comedy Film Club and Foodies Film Club also took place during this month

June  – I organised 3 film screenings as part of the London wide Anxiety Arts Festival

– I worked with SERET London Israeli Film & Television Festival on a number of screenings and events during this month for their annual festival

–  Artists’ Film Salon: I curated an evening of short films from 8 filmmakers and did a special feature interview with filmmaker Lewis Rose

– Comedy Film Club, Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club  also took place during this month

– we also had a go at outdoor screenings for the first time with 3 taking place, which I organised with the Lost Picture Show

July – Finding Mike special film screening with panel discussion including the film’s director, executive producer and others

August – special screening of 112 Weddings for Tu B’Av, Jewish Israeli festival of love

September – Holes In My Shoes plus Q&A with the film’s director

The Woman At The End Of The World plus Q&A with the film’s director

– Comedy Film Club, Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club  also took place during this month

October – I initiated Arts On Screen series (live opera, ballet, theatre via satellite from London and other venues) from this month, still popular and continuing into 2016

– I organised a one off Chantal Akerman Day symposium with A Nos Amours including speakers: Chantal Akerman, Prosessor Griselda Pollock

– Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club  also took place during this month

November – I oversaw Artists’ Film Salon: an evening of short films from 12 filmmakers, curated by Lewis Rose

– UK Jewish Film Festival took place in the cinema and JW3 Howard Hall with a large number of special screenings and events

– Comedy Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club  also took place during this month

December – 2 special screenings as part of the inaugural UK Jewish Comedy Festival

– A Short Film About Killing special screening as part of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Kieslowski retrospective

– I organised a screening of Magic Mirror and Q&A with the film’s director adn Helena Reckitt

– in this month I launched the monthly Film Night Out for those in their 20s and 30s in this month, still popular and taking place in 2016. Thanks to training course I carried out with Independent Cinema Office

– Foodies Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club also took place during this month

– Arts On Screen and Exhibition On Screen also took place during this month

 

2015

January – special screenings for Holocaust Memorial Day

– Comedy Film Club and Keshet Israeli TV Club also took place during this month

February – I organised a series of 3 films to celebrate Storytelling Through Film, coinciding with the Society for Storytelling’s National Storytelling Week

– Including Samuel special screening with Q&A in partnership with The Judith Trust, in recognition of Jewish Disability Awareness Month

–  Comedy Film Club and Jung and Film: Creativity and Madness presented by the Confederation of Analytical Psychology took place this month

March – Artists’ Film Salon, Comedy Film Club, and Foodies Film Club took place during this month

April – special screenings to celebrate Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Israel Independence Day)

– Jung and Film: Creativity and Madness presented by the Confederation of Analytical Psychology took place this month

May – I organised a special screening of Queen Of Hearts with London’s Little Italy On Film plus Q&A with the film’s screenwriter Tony Grisoni

– Comedy Film Club and Foodies Film Club In The Kitchen with Kosher Roast took place during this month

June – I organised a screening of the film Hebreo: The Search For Salomone Rossi introduced by the film’s director and with a concert from Minim Singers and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts which I sang in

– I organised a screening of the film We Are Many and Q&A with the film’s director Amir Amirani which I chaired

– special screening and dance workshop with the film Shall We Dance

– screening of Hedy & Yumi Crossing The Bridge plus Q&A with Hedy and Yumi from the film

– I worked with SERET London Israeli Film & Television Festival on a number of screenings and events during this month for their annual festival

July Breath Made Visible film screening and discussion celebrating dance artists Anna Halprin

August – I organised a preview screening of The President plus Q&A with the film’s director Mohsen Makjmalbaf

September  Stealing Klimt plus conversation with the film’s producer, founder and Co-Chair of the Comission for Looted Art in Europe & Executive Director of the Association of Jewish Refugees. Organised with Second Generation Network

– I organised a screening of Perlman In Russia and an exclusive filmed interview, in partnership with Warner Classics

– I organised an evening with filmmaker Ruth Novaczek who was in conversation with Dr Rachel Garfield as part of Onwards and Outwards in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts

– Jung and Film: Creativity and Madness presented by the Confederation of Analytical Psychology and The Tango Lesson screening with dance workshop took place this month

October – I began a new partnership with Cinema Italia UK screening the best Italian films that are not released in the UK, starting in this month with Se Dio Vuole. The series is continuing in 2016

– I organised a screening of A Syrian Love Story and Q&A with the film’s director Sean McAllister which I chaired

– Jung and Film: Creativity and Madness presented by the Confederation of Analytical Psychology and a special screening as part of the Kafka Festival at JW3 took place this month

November – UK Jewish Film Festival took place in the cinema and JW3 Howard Hall with a large number of special screenings and events

– Foodies Film Club in the Kitchen with Kosher Roast and the film Hannah And Her Sisters 

– I organised a film screening of Hand Gestures including a Q&A with the film’s director, who I met on the course I did in Venice with CICAE in the summer 

– I organised a screening of the film Letters From Palestine with Cinema Italia UK and I chaired a Q&A with the film’s director

December – I organised a screening of They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music In Exile and a Q&A with the film’s writer Andy Morgan, chaired by Rita Ray

– I organised a one off preview screening of Rabin, the Last Day plus the film’s director Amos Gitai & Alain Elkann in conversation

– Cinema Italia UK presented Noi E La Giulia and there were film screenings and dance workshops with The Blues Brothers and Happy Feet during this month

In addition to these events I have also curated an artists’ film evening and chaired a Q&A with the film’s director for the film War Art with Eddie Redmayne at Chelsea Arts Club

2016 …

There will be many more Q&As and special events coming up for me this year to add to this list – here’s to a great one!

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