Review of Julian Sands: A Celebration of Pinter at the Kino-Teatr January 13th & 15th How can we, with all our affection for our community, not be charmed by an actor of Julian Sand’s international standing telling us how honoured he was to be performing in St Leonard’s? But the enchantment of his performance went … Continue reading A Fire in the Cave
On March 30th 2016 at Jimmy’s No 43 in Greenwich Village, New York, an event was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of archy, the cockroach poet invented by Don Marquis for his column ‘Sun Dial’ in The Evening Sun. Marquis, was a poet, playwright, writer of 35 novels and journalist for … Continue reading archy bugs Shakespeare.
"In the middle of the journey of life, I came to myself within a dark wood" (Dante). Waking in the night I sometimes wonder if Kirsten Reynolds is in a wood somewhere or by a lake. Alone, dressed in black, melting into the shadows, she is setting up her time-lapse camera, putting her coloured light … Continue reading Kirsten Reynolds. The Elegance of the Maverick.
Director Otto Bell. 2016 This outstanding documentary shows a young Mongolian girl breaking with the traditional male preserve of eagle hunting. We're fascinated by her joyous connection with her eagle, the harsh environment, her father who trains her; and as we sit, centrally-heated and post feminist, we're amused by the elders' grumpy opposition. We glimpse … Continue reading The Eagle Huntress.
"Being Penny" Director Keith Rodway 2016 "Hijra- India's Third Gender" Director Michael Yorke 1991. Electric Palace 21st January. "Being Penny" follows on from "Becoming Penny" which recorded the journey of transgender Penny Panaji from male to female. Keith said that from the first moment, she was just Penny: neither male, female nor transgender. This directness … Continue reading Exploring the Liminal.
This portrayal of the relationship between Jacqueline Dupre and her sister, met fulsome praise and bitter criticism when it was released. If you have never met an artist, or a child, you may experience this film as ‘an astoundingly rich and subtle exploration of sibling rivalry and the volcanic collisions of love and resentment’ ( … Continue reading Hilary and Jackie. Director Anand Tucker 1998
April in Paris by John Godberg. Performed by Rachel Mc Carron and Jonni Magnanti at the Kino-teatr St Leonards -on-sea 4-6 November 2016 John Godber’s play is a subtle and poignantly funny study of a relationship. It must be one of the most perfect portrayals of grouchy intimacy we have. In ten years of … Continue reading The Extraordinary Ordinary