World Cinema Series

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A Programme of National Museum Cinematheque

Co-presented by The National Museum of Singapore and The Singapore Film Society

World Cinema Series is a monthly screening of works by the boldest and most inventive auteurs in the History of cinema.
From the early silent era to underground films, and new wave film movements around the world, this is a showcase of some of the greatest movie mavericks and artists.

World cinema Series is shown every second Tuesday of the month at The National Museum of Singapore.

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 7.30pm
$8 / $6.40 concession
Free admission for Singapore Film Society members
Gallery Theatre

Director: Chris Petit
1979/UK, Germany/101min/35mm/M18

“One of the landmark English films of the past 30 years.” – Daily Telegraph

Ripe for rediscovery, Christopher Petit’s Post-punk journey Radio-On has become a cult classic since its initial release and is one of the most striking feature debuts in British cinema. Co-produced by Wim Wenders, Petit’s anti-road movie follows a London DJ as he travels to Bristol to investigate the nysterious death of his brother, and offers a uniqe, compelling and mythic vision of a late 1970s England. Photographed in luminous black and white monochrome by Martin Schaefer (Paris Texas, Alice in the Cities), it is driven by a stellar soundtrack featuring David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Ian Dury, Robert Fripp and Devo.

Radio-On will be screened together with Radio-On Remix (1998), a 24-minute video essay in which Petit revisits and compares the locales of his debut film and the subjective images they inspire, then and now.

A post-screening discussion of the film will be led by Ben Slater, a writer and editor specializing in film whose work has been published in Vertigo, Screen international and Indiewire. His book Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore (Marshall Cavendish) was published in 2006, and he is the script editor on a forthcoming British feature All Day And All Night. In 1998 he helped produce Chris Petit’s ‘revisiting’ of his debut film, Radio-On Remix.

For Ticketing enquiries, please call 6332-3659 / 6332-5642.
For purchasing tickets online, (click on Online Booking tab at the Bottom of the webpage).

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