This year I have got involved with the running of Passengerfilms, a ‘car-crash of geography and film’ that has been run by PhD students in the Royal Holloway geography department for the past few years. Last week, we hosted our first film evening of 2015, called ‘The Art of Skating.’ It went very well, if I do say so myself! The following post is a short summary of the evening, along with some pictures taken by Thomas Dekeyser.
Tuesday night saw the launch of Passengerfilm’s 2015 programme in the Jetlag Bar, Fitzrovia. The title of the evening, curated by Dr. Oli Mould, was The Art of Skating. The evening began with a showing of Blue Line, a short film that follows skateboarders as they move through the urban landscape. The feature film wasBeautiful Losers, a documentary about a group of American artists who became famous for their ‘do-it-yourself’ style of street art in the 1990s. A short film calledXerox and Destroy was also shown, about the Photocopy Club, an unconventional exhibition of skateboard photography. The discussion after the screenings was chaired by Dr. Harriet Hawkins (Royal Holloway, University of London), and featured Professor Iain Borden (Bartlett School, UCL), Marc Valée, a documentary filmmaker, and Sabina Andron (Bartlett School, UCL).
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