As a new biography of Spike Lee is published, Francine Stock discusses the career of the African American film-maker with Kaleem Aftab, author of the biography, and to Gaylene Gould of the British Film Institute.
'That's My Story And I'm Sticking To It' by Kaleem Aftab is published by Faber and Faber and is available now. ISBN: 0571220401.
Francine Stock talks to Ben Blaine and his brother Chris about the mobile cinema they run out of a VW van called 'Betty'. Starting in the Shetland Isles on July 9th, the MC team will travel for two weeks, stopping at screening spots nominated by callers who can prove they are the best candidates to receive an evening's entertainment. They show a programme of short films by up-and-coming British film-makers. The screenings are free.
Mobile Cinema goes nationwide from 9th to 21st July 2005. Beginning 9th July in the Shetland Isles and ending 21st July in Brixton Ritzy, London. Check out their website: Shooting People
Swedish director Mikael Håfström discusses his film 'Evil' with Francine Stock. The film is a graphic study in violence featuring a boy, Erik, who is sent away to boarding school where a sadistic regime is in place. Evil was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar last year.
'Evil' certificate 15, opens in cinemas from 24 June 2005.
Russell Cowe of Panamint Films talks to Francine Stock about his enthusiasm for rediscovering and re-issuing old GPO films on video and DVD from the inter-war and post war years. The films are valuable as social documents and pieces of cinema.