Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Cathode Ray Séance - Nigel Kneale symposium NYC 11/17/12

calling all hauntologically-minded New Yorkers:

Sukhdev Sandhu, in collaboration with Mark Pilkington from Strange Attractor and designer Rob Carmichael, is staging a day-long event - A Cathode Ray Séance - in New York, on Saturday November 17th, to mark the work of the screenwriter, short story writer and ghost-fiction visionary Nigel Kneale. SS believes it is the first commemoration of Kneale's work in the USA.  To mark the occasion a book-length collection of essays and a very limited-edition cassette of specially-composed musical pieces have been put together.

WHEN: Saturday 17 November 2012, midday-9pm

WHERE: Michelson Theater, Room 648, 721 Broadway, New York
[at Broadway and Washington Place]


Midday: Introduction (by Sukhdev Sandhu)
12:15: Screening: The Stone Tape (1972, 90 min) (introduced by Dave Tompkins)
2:00 – Screening: Murrain (1975, 60 min) (introduced by Bilge Ebiri)
3:30 – Panel Discussion including Mark Pilkington and Will Fowler
4:45 – Screening: ‘Baby’, from Beasts (1976, 60 min)
6:00 – Screening: Quatermass and The Pit (1967, 97 min) (introduced by David Pike)
8:15 – Musical Performance: The Road (1963) – reading / live synthesiser and percussion soundtrack by Rose Kallal, Micki Pellerano and Mark Pilkington of a long-lost Kneale TV play

More information about Kneale's work, the event, and the book / cassette here


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