Tuesday, 6 March 2012

sciSCREEN Lite - Patience

On Wednesday March 21st at 6.15pm at Chapter Arts Centre, there will be a sciSCREEN Lite - two introductory talks - before the film Patience (After Sebald) commences.

A richly textured essay on landscape, art, history, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Max Sebald (1944 – 2001) via a walk through East Anglia tracking his most influential book, The Rings of Saturn. The much anticipated new feature by the Grierson Award-winning Director of Joy Division, Patience is the first film about Sebald internationally, marking ten years since the writer’s untimely death, and with contributions from major writers, artists and film-makers.

The speakers will discuss the making of the documentary and will place Sebald within the wider context of modern German literature. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the speakers:

• Di Robson, Producer. She is Co-Artistic Director of Artevents and Director of DREAM (Di Robson Event and Arts Management), and Co-Curator / Producer of The Re-Enchantment.
Professor Gerrit-Jan Berendse FLSW, Professor of Modern European Literatures and Cultures, School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Cardiff University.

‘Grant Gee's film should make anyone want to read The Rings of Saturn and the rest of Sebald's relatively small but exquisite oeuvre, some eight or nine books in all.’

Philip French, The Observer

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