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Tony Rayns in Conversation: Part Two (15+)

Tuesday 18 January 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm

1 hour

Recommended Age:
Advised certificate 15+

Warwick Arts Centre and the ICO Present The Cinema of Ideas.

The ICO’s Cinema of Ideas is an innovative new platform for amplifying different stories through collaboration, discussion and film. A series of online events that will run throughout 2022 and beyond, the Cinema of Ideas will bring underappreciated strands of film culture and heritage directly to audiences nationwide and create a welcoming public forum for vibrant critical discussion.

All these events take place online and will be booked through Cinema of Ideas streaming platform, Eventive, using the links below. Make sure to select Support Warwick Arts Centre from the drop-down menu when you book your ticket. 

Tony Rayns in Conversation: Part Two

The film programmer, curator, critic and filmmaker joins us for Part Two of his conversation with Simon Ward. Watch Part One here.

Tony Rayns returns to the Cinema of Ideas to continue his absorbing conversation with Simon Ward, sharing rare insights and stories about his influential career at the cutting edge of independent cinema. For Part Two, we will pick things up again from the 1980s.

This is a free event but you can support Warwick Arts Centre with an optional donation at checkout.

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18 January, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tony Rayns

Tony Rayns started a film society in secondary school, ran three different film societies at university, and then began a lifelong chaotic freelance career as a critic, occasional filmmaker and, quite often, a programmer/curator. He has travelled extensively since the mid-1970s and has a special (but by no means exclusive) interest in the cinemas of East Asia. He has contributed to many of the world’s leading film magazines, including Cahiers du cinema, Film Comment, Cine 21 and Sight & Sound, and has written/edited books on Fassbinder, Jang Sun-woo, Wong Kar-wai and Chinese, Japanese and Korean cinema. He is a prolific contributor of video-pieces, commentaries and liner notes to blu-rays for Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Arrow, Indicator, Second Run, BFI Video, the Chinese label Disk Kino and the Australian label Imprint. He has served on festival juries in Cannes, Sapporo, San Sebastian, San Francisco, Vladivostok and Beijing, amongst many other places. He was awarded the first Korean Film Award at Busan IFF for services to Korean cinema, the Kawakita Award in 2004 and the Foreign Ministry of Japan’s Commendation in 2008, the latter both for services to Japanese cinema.

Simon Ward

Simon Ward is a former film programmer at London’s ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), BFI London Film Festival and Tate Modern among others. He is currently a Trustee of the Independent Cinema Office and owns the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs (UK) with his wife. Simon has also theatrically distributed feature films by the likes of Lee Chang-dong, Bong Joon-ho and Carlos Reygadas as well as contributing to books for academic publisher Routledge.

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