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LIAF 2019: Edge of Frame presents – Potamkin FEATURE

December 8, 2019
8:30 pm

Following the sell-out success of our partnership with Edge of Frame at our last three festivals, EOF return with four curated programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based artist, animator, writer, curator, editor of Edge of Frame blog and festival juror these programmes celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.

Follow the links to find out more about our other Edge of Frame programmes: Brushwork – The Painted AnimationMemento Stella and Surface Memory.

Introduced by Ben Nicholson, ALT/KINO

At Close-Up Cinema book tickets

In partnership with ALT/KINO


Potamkin (Stephen Broomer, Canada)

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Potamkin, Stephen Broomer“What happened to Potamkin?”

In 1933, at age 33, Harry Alan Potamkin died of complications related to starvation, at a time when he was one of the world’s most respected film critics. In his writings, he advocated for a cinema that would simultaneously embrace the fractures and polyphony of modern life and the equitable social vision of left radical politics. This film-biography is assembled out of distorted fragments of films on which he had written, an impression of erupting consciousness.

LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Potamkin, Stephen BroomerStephen Broomer is an interdisciplinary media artist working in the traditions of experimental film, photochemical abstraction and collage. Parallel to this, he has worked within the field of cinema as a preservationist, historian, educator, programmer and publisher. In 2014, Broomer’s films and videos were the subject of a book-length collection of essays published by the Canadian Film Institute, ‘The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer.’

2017, 66mins