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Tate Film Tate Film is Tate's platform for the moving image. It presents films, videos, installations and performances made by artists and filmmakers who seek to challenge the conventions of the moving image and to examine its changing role in visual culture.
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01/10/2020

Uniqlo Tate Lates: Exploring Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus streams live tonight from 19:00, and will remain available for a week.
Among the evening's rich programme of talks, poetry and music, don't miss Mohammed Laouli's short film Les scupltures n'etaient pas blanches [The Sculptures Weren't White, 2020, 16 min] which is preceded by an artist conversation with Valentine Umansky, and Kia Henda's Havemos de Voltar [We Shall Return, 2017, 17 min] preceded by an artist conversation with Carly Whitefield.

Tate Film is pleased to present Kiluanji Kia Henda's Havemos de Voltar [We Shall Return, 2017, 17 min] and Mohammed Laou...
28/09/2020

Tate Film is pleased to present Kiluanji Kia Henda's Havemos de Voltar [We Shall Return, 2017, 17 min] and Mohammed Laouli's Les scupltures n'etaient pas blanches [The Sculptures Weren't White, 2020, 16 min] as part of the upcoming edition of Uniqlo Tate Lates: Exploring Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus.

Both films are preceded by introductions by the artists.

The programme goes live on Thursday evening at 19.00 BST and will be available online for one week.

The September edition of Uniqlo Tate Lates: Exploring Tate's collection will be live from this Thursday evening, and ava...
09/09/2020

The September edition of Uniqlo Tate Lates: Exploring Tate's collection will be live from this Thursday evening, and available for a week.

Don't miss Chilean artists Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña's stop-motion animation film, The Andes [Los Andes] (4 min, 2012), screening as part of the programme.

The Andes brings spectacular paper and masking tape sculptures to life. A recent addition to Tate’s collection, the film presents a shape-shifting spirit that moves through the walls of a home office, producing sinister symbols, plants and human forms. The film forms part of their series Third World, which creates new mythologies constructed from the legacies of colonialism, fascism, and mysticism in Latin America, and Chile in particular.

The Andes is introduced by the artists and Michael Wellen, Curator of International Art at Tate.
bit.ly/TheAndes-UTL

28/05/2020

Friday evening Tate is hosting its first virtual edition of Tate Late, where Tate Film will be presenting Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki's 2 Lizards short animation series.

Initiated in March as a response to the artists' life under lockdown in New York, the series reflects some of changing attitudes, hobbies, anxieties and social media fixations that have emerged over the last few months. Mixing footage with CGI animation, 2 Lizards is both captivating and resonant.

Details here:
www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/online-event/late/uniqlo-tate-lates-night

On Wednesday we welcome Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger to present Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill, the very first ...
08/03/2020
Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

On Wednesday we welcome Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger to present Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill, the very first screening of her film trilogy (Stoneymollan Trail, BRIDGIT, SaF05). The screening is introduced by critic and scholar Erika Balsom and accompanied by an essay about the work, written by artist Helen Marten.

Join us for a screening of three works dealing with subjectivity through the lens of technology

Don't miss today's special masterclass at 14.00 with Chen Chieh-jen. He'll be screening an early unfinished work and his...
07/03/2020

Don't miss today's special masterclass at 14.00 with Chen Chieh-jen. He'll be screening an early unfinished work and his latest work-in-progress among a number of other clips as he talks us through the last four decades of his career.

We close the series with a screening of Realms of Reverberation and Wind Songs + Q&A at 17.00.

'Mr. Chen makes his country feel like a lawless place suffused with corruption, paralysis and isolation. How to make art about this without paralyzing the viewer is a challenge. At his best, he does so by evoking the resilience of the individual and by countering reality with different kinds of artistry: with slow-moving images that might almost be mural-size photographs, shots of piles of detritus that resemble installation art and of people moving with the dreamlike pace (and silence) of performance art.' –Roberta Smith, New York Times

Ahead of this weekend's Chen Chieh-jen: Reverberations series, read the artist's e-flux journal entry on Taiwan’s Loshen...
05/03/2020
Dissenting Voices of the Unwashed, Disobedient, Noncitizens, and Exiles in their Own Homes - Journal #81 April 2017 - e-flux

Ahead of this weekend's Chen Chieh-jen: Reverberations series, read the artist's e-flux journal entry on Taiwan’s Losheng Preservation Movement (the background for his films Realms of Reverberations and Wind Songs) and how he came to support this movement while making The Route back in 2006.

Are these dispatched workers not the new colonized slaves of bourgeois democracy and its internal colonialism? When empires that disseminate neolibera…

On 6 March we welcome Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen to present the 2-day series Chen Chieh-jen: Reverberations in the ...
22/02/2020

On 6 March we welcome Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen to present the 2-day series Chen Chieh-jen: Reverberations in the Starr Cinema. Daring and poetic in equal measure, the striking works of Chen Chieh-jen cultivate critical reflections on structures of power, state violence and neoliberalism through his lived experiences in and with numerous marginalised communities.
Don't miss this survey of five of the artist's socially-engaged films, accompanied by a special masterclass.

Chen Chieh-jenWind Songs 2015, video stillCourtesy the artistScreening Saturday 7 March at Tate Modernbit.ly/CCJRealm
19/02/2020

Chen Chieh-jen
Wind Songs 2015, video still
Courtesy the artist

Screening Saturday 7 March at Tate Modern
bit.ly/CCJRealm

We look forward to tonight's very special presentation of James Richards and Leslie Thornton: Abyss Film! The artists ha...
12/02/2020

We look forward to tonight's very special presentation of James Richards and Leslie Thornton: Abyss Film! The artists have just finished editing new material for the event and have included a great selection of other artists' works. They'll both join us for a conversation after the screening, so don't miss this opportunity to experience and discuss their collaboratively conceived and curated 'collision' event.

Don't miss a rare opportunity to experience Nástio Mosquito: NoOneGivesAMosquito'sAssAboutUs on 14 Feb at Tate Modern. T...
10/02/2020
Nástio Mosquito: No.One.Gives.A ... – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

Don't miss a rare opportunity to experience Nástio Mosquito: NoOneGivesAMosquito'sAssAboutUs on 14 Feb at Tate Modern. The evening introduces audiences to the dynamic video, sound and performance practice of Angolan artist Nástio Mosquito via a three-act presentation specifically made for the Starr Cinema.

Join us for an evening of sound, video and compelling audience engagement

On Wednesday 12 Feb, we'll be hosting artists James Richards and Leslie Thornton for the UK premiere of Abyss Film. The ...
02/02/2020
James Richards and Leslie Thornton: Abyss Film – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

On Wednesday 12 Feb, we'll be hosting artists James Richards and Leslie Thornton for the UK premiere of Abyss Film. The evening is a unique ‘collision’ of their individual practices and interests — an electric one-hour collage of excerpts, raw material, sonic impulses and new experiments, featuring work by artists such as Wojciech Bąkowski. Not to be missed!

​Experience a unique audio-visual journey specially conceived for the Starr Cinema

10/01/2020

Our Dóra Maurer and the Béla Balázs Studio begins next Friday! Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a selection of the artist's films presented alongside the experimental works of her peers working at the Béla Balázs Studio, Budapest, in the 1970s and 80s.
Dóra Maurer will be present to introduce Friday's screening.

Tickets: bit.ly/MaurerBBS

06/01/2020
Sky Hopinka | Trailer | Tate

Don't miss a special chance to see Sky Hopinka's films małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore and Visions of an Island this Wednesday in the Starr Cinema. The artist will be joining us to introduce and discuss his works.

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We're excited to begin the new year with Sky Hopinka, who joins us to present a special sneak preview of his first featu...
24/12/2019
Sky Hopinka: małni – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

We're excited to begin the new year with Sky Hopinka, who joins us to present a special sneak preview of his first feature film małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore. Hopinka will also screen his striking short film Visions of Island, and discuss his approach to filmmaking and his wider artistic practice. Not to be missed!
Tickets: bit.ly/malni-Tate

Catch a sneak preview of the artist’s debut feature film

Dóra Maurer Antizoetrope (sketch) 1979production stillCourtesy the artist and Vintage Galéria, BudapestThe Dóra Muarer a...
23/12/2019

Dóra Maurer
Antizoetrope (sketch) 1979
production still
Courtesy the artist and Vintage Galéria, Budapest

The Dóra Muarer and the Béla Balázs Studio film series screen 17-18 January at Tate Modern bit.ly/MaurerBBS

05/12/2019

Thanks to all who joined us for Coco Fusco's screening and talk last night, it was a powerful way to close out the year. We're back in the cinema on 8 January for a special sneak preview of Sky Hopinka: małni, the artist's first feature film. Over the holidays, we suggest checking out some of the new moving image collection displays (CAMP, Ian Breakwell, Lala Rukh, Igor Grubic, Bani Abidi and Tamara Henderson at Tate Modern and Len Lye at Tate Britain) and exhibitions (Nam June Paik and Dóra Maurer at Tate Modern, and Mark Leckey and Sofia Al-Maria at Tate Britain).

Next Wednesday, influential artist, activist and writer Coco Fusco returns to Tate Modern to present the UK premiere of ...
01/12/2019
Coco Fusco: Cuba: Haunted by History – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

Next Wednesday, influential artist, activist and writer Coco Fusco returns to Tate Modern to present the UK premiere of two short films, followed by a discussion.

A leading voice in feminist, decolonial and institutional critique, Fusco here turns her attention to historical brushes between poetry and politics in Cuba – the country from which she is currently denied entry. These films consider the cases of poets Heberto Padilla and Reinaldo Arenas, whose works prompted imprisonment or censorship, and the contemporary resonances and ramifications of these cases.

Explore the life and work of two Cuban poets through a pairing of the artist’s recent films

20/11/2019

We're very excited to announce a very special addition to next Saturday's film series Marcia Hafif: Ideal Women:
Hafif's Super 8 film Chris Burden (not dated) has recently been recovered and digitised just in time for our series. The film is a long take trained on the late artist's face, that shows him gradually losing control over his facial expression. It will premiere as part of the 16.00 screening Vienna Suite. Join us then!

On Saturday 23 November, we welcome curator Sebastian Schneider (Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich) to present the first UK scr...
13/11/2019
Marcia Hafif: Vienna Suite – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

On Saturday 23 November, we welcome curator Sebastian Schneider (Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich) to present the first UK screenings of the films and videos of late American artist Marcia Hafif. Best known for her monochrome paintings, Hafif's films offer a different view of her practice, exploring the choreographies of everyday life, autobiography and gender.

Both screenings include extended introductions to Hafif's work, which will draw out the connections between her films, writing, painting and photography. Tickets can be purchased separately or as a package.

Discover the other side of the artist's practice through her Super 8 films and videos

Thanks to all who joined us and contributed to last night's screening and discussion with Jill Magid and Laura Poitras, ...
09/11/2019

Thanks to all who joined us and contributed to last night's screening and discussion with Jill Magid and Laura Poitras, and most of all to the artists themselves for sharing their work and experiences so generously

'My work is about asking questions, a process which can be exciting as well as complicated or uncomfortable. Sitting wit...
28/10/2019
Talking to Jill Magid, Director of the Most Shocking Architecture Documentary, Ever

'My work is about asking questions, a process which can be exciting as well as complicated or uncomfortable. Sitting with questions, and struggling with them for a while is a good thing. The questions around copyright, about what it means when legacy such as [Luis] Barragán’s becomes thought of and treated in terms of (private) property and how we, as a society, might deal with that are important to ask. I want those questions to persist, and for all of us in this time of late capitalism to debate them. Both the film and the artwork enable that.'

Read the full interview with artist Jill Magid about her feature film The Proposal, screening Friday 8 November at Tate Modern
Tickets: bit.ly/TheProposalTate

In "The Proposal," the artist goes to audacious ends in pursuit of access to Luis Barragán's archives.

17/10/2019
Jill Magid - The Proposal | Trailer | Tate

'as absorbing as a caper, as maddening as a broken romance, and as thought-provoking as an impassioned editorial' –Los Angeles Times

Don't miss the London premiere of Jill Magid: The Proposal at Tate Modern on Friday 8 November
Tickets: bit.ly/TheProposalTate

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'It was important to break that spell of how we see animals'Carlos Casas discusses how and why he made Cemetery in MUBI ...
14/10/2019
Reimagining an Elephant: Discussing "Cemetery" with Carlos Casas

'It was important to break that spell of how we see animals'

Carlos Casas discusses how and why he made Cemetery in MUBI Notebook

The Spanish artist talks about his shapeshifting documentary about the stories, traditions, and myths surrounding Sri Lankan elephants.

05/10/2019
Helena Wittmann - Drift and Ada Kaleh | Trailer | Tate

Recently presented among Film at Lincoln Center's best debut films of the 21st century, Helena Wittman's Drift follows two friends as they spend a weekend together on the North Sea before going their separate ways. Stunningly shot by Wittmann, this delicate narrative slowly unfolds into sublime, oceanic abstraction.
The artist will be joining us to present a special screening of the film at Tate Modern on Wednesday evening alongside the London premiere of her short film Ada Kaleh.

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Next Wednesday we welcome German artist Helena Wittmann to present and discuss two exquisite recent films, Drift, her ac...
03/10/2019
Helena Wittmann: Drift and Ada Kaleh – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

Next Wednesday we welcome German artist Helena Wittmann to present and discuss two exquisite recent films, Drift, her acclaimed first feature, and Ada Kaleh, a short film which will have its first London screening.

Discover a striking pair of films exploring connections between people, place, movement and emotion

We've just released a new block of tickets for Friday and Saturday's performances of Pan Daijing: Tissues
03/10/2019

We've just released a new block of tickets for Friday and Saturday's performances of Pan Daijing: Tissues

Don't miss Nkisi's site-specific, surround sound AV performance The Spiral, taking place Friday night at 19.00 and 20.30...
26/09/2019
Nkisi: The Spiral – Performance at Tate Modern | Tate

Don't miss Nkisi's site-specific, surround sound AV performance The Spiral, taking place Friday night at 19.00 and 20.30 in the Starr Cinema. A limited number of free tickets to each performance will be available from 17.00 at the Turbine Hall ticket desk.

Experience an immersive new audiovisual work made for the Starr Cinema

Pan Daijing: Tissues is previewed on Tiny Mix TapesPerformances take place 2, 4 and 5 October in the TanksTickets: bit.l...
21/09/2019
Acclaimed sound artist Pan Daijing to present “Tissues,” an experimental play commissioned by the Tate Modern in October

Pan Daijing: Tissues is previewed on Tiny Mix Tapes
Performances take place 2, 4 and 5 October in the Tanks
Tickets: bit.ly/PanDaijing-Tissues

“Tissues,” the title of Pan Daijing’s new experimental play, refers to both the groups of cells that share a similar embryonic origin in the human body and the absorbent paper cleaners that can often be found in boxes on bedside tables and in your grandma’s cardigan sleeve. Known for her eng...

Carlos Casas: Cemetery has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 25 September at 18.30. The artist will be joining us to intro...
19/09/2019
Carlos Casas: Cemetery – Film at Tate Modern | Tate

Carlos Casas: Cemetery has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 25 September at 18.30. The artist will be joining us to introduce and discuss his timely, award-winning film. We hope that you can join us then.

Join us for an immersive journey through the jungle toward the mythical elephants’ graveyard

16/09/2019
Carlos Casas - Cemetery | Trailer | Tate

Carlos Casas: Cemetery premieres in the UK this week with screenings at Tate Modern on Wednesday evening and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival on Thursday evening. Don't miss this chance to see Casas' highly sensory award-winning feature film. Both screenings followed by a discussion with the artist.

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14/09/2019

Congratulations to Kevin Jerome Everson, who has just been named the recipient of the 2019 Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities, and to Pauline Curnier Jardin, who was just been awarded Germany's Prize of the National Gallery.
Both artists presented and discussed selections of their works as part of Tate Film's 2017 programme. We are so thrilled to see their artistic practices acknowledged with such prestigious and well-deserved accolades.

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