The Liberated Film Club began as a pirate DVD / USB company, issuing irregular mail-order catalogues of films otherwise unobtainable (an activity which it maintains).

The Liberated Film Club went on to host a regular event at Close-Up Film Centre in London: a guest was invited to introduce a film and neither they nor the audience knew the film which was screening.

Guests included John Akomfrah (who spoke about the thing beyond hope), Laura Mulvey (who spoke about the shoes clapping at the bridge of the nose), Tony Grisoni (who spoke about Technicolour blue), Dennis Cooper (who spoke about what he'd been doing recently, and how much he hated The Lighthouse), Xiaolu Guo (who spoke about Sylvia Plath's suicide deployed by China's censors) and Gideon Koppel (who said nothing and made mayonnaise).

This programme was interrupted and apparently ended by the plague. A book documenting the LFC in its entirety will be published later this year. Use the signup information below to request updates on its availability.


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In 2019 the Liberated Film Club established a strand parallel to its 'hidden' programme: announcing unique director / collective surveys, shaming the institution for its inhibition and cynicism. This launched across London (and Cambridge) with the most complete international survey of films by Pere Portabella to date.


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To register to receive more information on Liberated Film events and the occasional catalogues we produce (which outline the titles available on DVD / USB), contact info@purge.xxx with the subject title END TIMES HEALING and your favourite image of FIRE in the message body.

The Liberated Film Club is curated by Winstanley Schtinter. Past editions are listed below.
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FILM IS THE LIBERATING APPLICATION IN THE MARGINS IN SEARCH OF A PROPER WORLD . . . 

- Stavros Tornes


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