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Thursday Scratch Nights

Film Screening

Outside In (1981) by Stephen Dwoskin

29.12.2011

Film Screening

Outside In (1981) by Stephen Dwoskin

Thursday 29 December / 6.30pm


Steve Dwoskin was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, into a poor family originally from Odessa. He contracted polio at the age of 7 and was left disabled. After studying art (under professors Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers), he attended New York University and the Parsons School of Design, and was a regular in Greenwich Village with the likes of Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Frank. He discovered experimental cinema alongside Maya Deren and was influenced by the transgressive underground films of Jack Smith and Ron Rice. Dwoskin move to the UK in 1964, and played a fundamental part in the creation of the London Film-makers Coop alongside fellow New Yorkers, Andy Meyer and Simon Hartog. With a career spanning over 50 years, he has been described as one of British Cinema’s most visually rich and emotionally intense filmmakers.

 

Outside In is Dwoskin's intimate, often comic, genre defying exploration of his own disability.

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