‘All of Europe under one roof’

9th March 2019

John Wyver writes: To BFI Southbank on Thursday for a screening of the 1949 British film The Lost People, which proved to be almost laughably poor and entirely fascinating. There are three strands to just why I got so much more

Whither Europe (on TV)?

4th March 2019

John Wyver writes:Tomorrow night (less than four weeks from the scheduled B-Day), at 18.15 on Tuesday 7, I'm chairing a panel at BFI Southbank (tickets here, although there are not many left) with actor Cherie Lunghi (who is more

Forthcoming attractions

27th February 2019

We may have been neglecting the blog - and once again we'll try hard to do better - but nonetheless we've been busy in the past months. Looking forward, here are details of a clutch of forthcoming events involving Illuminations more

One of the last machines

17th October 2016

I have had a hugely enjoyable morning viewing a 16mm combined optical print on a 4 plate Steenbeck flat bed. The substance of what I watched must wait for a future post, since here I want simply to celebrate the pleasure provided by the wonderful Steenbeck. more

Building sights 1.

14th June 2016

Over the past week I have contributed in a small way to two events involving screenings of television documentaries about architecture. On Thursday I introduced at BFI Southbank two films written and presented by Kenneth Clark, Great Temples of the World: more

Live cinema – live!

27th May 2016

To King's College London today for The Live Cinema Conference 2016. This intriguing event intends to explore the full range of live cinema today including 'the production, delivery and attendance of outdoor screenings, drive-ins, sing-a-longs, sensory augmentations, fully immersive more