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Process - The Seasons in Quincy

  • Cobalt Studios 4 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)

PROCESS- FREE films by or about artists
NB Date change from April 19th to 26th in order to make way for a gig in need of a home

The Seasons in Quincy:
Four Portraits of John Berger

The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner.

'One year before he died at the age of 90, art critic and author John Berger was the subject of this musingly celebratory quartet of documentary essay-portraits, now on UK release – almost the cinematic equivalent of a festschrift.

Its writers, directors and contributors feature Berger’s circle of friends, prominent among them the writer and producer Colin MacCabe and the actor Tilda Swinton. Intimate interviews and conversations are interspersed with clips of Berger in his handsome prime, the dazzling broadcaster and creator of the television series and critical work Ways of Seeing; MacCabe contrives some Godardian flourishes. 

This film is refreshingly serious and pays due tribute to an important public intellectual, ruminating on his experience as the child of a soldier, on the nature of what Berger called the “loneliness of man as a species” and from a political view, the continuous necessity of challenging the gradual corporate acquisition of power and the destruction of democratic accountability. ' Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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