Street art is so hot right now

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[But first: In 11 years’ time, I’ll make a podcast episode about graffiti]

It really is. This is how I know:

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Interview with costume designer Vanessa Mulholland

From the Film and Festivals print mag:

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Costume designer Vanessa Mulholland has had some interesting jobs – being a croupier, working in a mental hospital, making stained glass – but it was her love of making clothes, instilled by her mother, that led her towards a film career.

Currently on a BBC traineeship, North London-born Vanessa studied Fashion and Textiles at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 2006. During the course, she assisted on a short film, and “was hell-bent, almost obsessed, on doing that ever since.”

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Times and Winds review

From the Film and Festivals print mag:

Set in a mountainous Turkish village, Times and Winds (Bes Vakit) looks at a Muslim community defined by the five daily calls to prayer. The stories of three children give the viewer a way in: Omer (Ozkan Ozen), whose father is the subject of his murderous impulses; Yakup (Ali Bey Kayali), whose crush on his schoolteacher is shared by his father; and Yildiz (Elit Iscan), who often has to act as a mother to her small brother.

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Somers Town review

From the Film and Festivals print mag:

NB: I foolishly didn’t realise this at the time of writing, but the whole thing was funded by Eurostar money. Explains a lot!

Director Shane Meadows leaves behind the harsh lessons and 80’s Nottingham setting of This Is England in his new effort, Somers Town. It is a much gentler tale of growing up, set in modern-day London.

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Extraordinary Rendition: The opposite of documentary

I’ve been hard at work, me.

http://www.renditionfilm.com/?p=200 Extraordinary Rendition, which first caught Netribution’s attention ahead of its premiere at last year’s Edinburgh festival, is due to be released on DVD on 28th April, and broadcast on the BBC in the same week.

Suchandrika Chakrabarti met up with director Jim Threapleton and producer Andy Noble, childhood friends turned filmmaking collaborators, to get an update on the improvised film’s editing and innovative distribution, as well as to discover what “the opposite of documentary” means…

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Banksy Book Launch

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In 11 years’ time, I’ll make a podcast episode about graffiti

Street art is so hot right now

Someone wrote a book on Banksy. And, as everyone knows, when a book is written, it must be launched. Home Sweet Home, a biography of the artist, was welcomed into the world with a party at Cargo on Rivington Street in east London last night.

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