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Films By Chris Petit

Revered for his hallucinatory essay films, Chris Petit (last seen at MIFF 1999 with Negative Space and The Falconer) has cooperated with lain Sinclair on a documentary version of Sinclair's scabrous novel, London Orbital. The controversial M-25 motorway encircles London with 200 kilometres of ... Read more
In 1971, film critic Manny Farber published a book called Negative Space, in which he wrote: "One of the finest moments in 1940s film is no longer than a blink: Bogart, as he crosses the street from one bookstore to another, looks up at a sign." The director of this fascinating experimental ... Read more
The Falconer is an assembly of media fragments that together form a documentary investigation into the many lives and careers of the enigmatic Peter Lorrimer Whitehead. Co-directors Chris Petit and lain Sinclair have pieced together a yarn that spans four decades. The Falconer is a detective story ... Read more
When British academic, Greg Dart, found himself the target of stalking, he felt compelled to record his conflict of emotions in a candid memoir. His writing piqued the interest of filmmaker, Chris Petit, who recognised the honesty of Dart's admissions (β€œIt was the world of my twilight motives of ... Read more
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