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2009 September

30 Sep

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Document – A Small Cinema on Bold St

September 30, 2009 | By |

Liverpool’s most prolific documentarian Tim Brunsden, was in attendance, and as usual with camera in hand. This gives a really nice introduction to the Small Cinema experience. I heard Tim just got a new Sony Z5, so keep an eye out for his upcoming work!

Thanks you again to all those who created, collated, exhibited, contributed, supported and applauded the event. You can see some photos for the day on the A Small Cinema blog, and also the Re-Dock Flickr page.

A Small Cinema on Bold St is a Re-Dock project that took place as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Bold St Festival. Thankyou to Liverpool City Council for its financial support.

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25 Sep

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John Smith – 'Watch Her Die' (3 of 4)

September 25, 2009 | By |

John Smith – ‘Watch Her Die’ (3 of 4) from Sam Meech on Vimeo.

“Feels as though cold is getting right into my bones”

And infectious and intense song by John. Can’t wait to see it with the whole band.

18 Sep

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John Smith – 'Seven Gypsies'

September 18, 2009 | By |

The second of the four performances I filmed at John’s house recently. This is an interpretation of a traditional folk ballad, said to date back to 1720. Check out the history of the song here –en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gypsy_Laddie

Catch him on tour if you can! – myspace.com/johnacousticsmith

18 Sep

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Ticket to Ride

September 18, 2009 | By |

Cinema Ticket from ferry

I came into the studio today to find this wonderful little cinema ticket someone left on my desk  (I don’t know who) Its a ticket for a cinema on a ferry, which I would love to experience.

It’s been great developing the Small Cinema project lately as I’ve been getting exciting packages everyday from film-makers. I’ve had to be quite brutal in selecting which films to show, based on people’s memories and ideas, but they are gonna be great screenings.

14 Sep

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Bold Street Memories of Cinema

September 14, 2009 | By |

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A Small Cinema on Bold Street is coming! Re-Dock have been busy visiting the shops and asking people to share their stories of cinema. Here is one of the terrific memories we collected from traders on Bold Street. For more info about the event, check out the A Small Cinema website and the Abandon Normal Devices site.

10 Sep

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John Smith – 'Hands'

September 10, 2009 | By |

John Smith – ‘Hands’ – (Map or Direction – 1 of 4) from Sam Meech on Vimeo.

Last Sunday I went round to John’s house to document a few tracks for his new album ‘Map or Direction’. He made me some cracking beans on toast and a cup of tea and then we did some single shot takes of his new songs. It was a really great afternoon, and once I got home and captured the takes, I was pleased to see they had worked better than I’d initially expected.

Those kind boys and girls at Mercy have included a link to the video in their Flatline fanzine with some lovely comments. Keep a look out for more John Smith shenanigans with the Mercy folk. This is the first of four videos that John will be releasing over the coming weeks. Enjoy.