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Ken Russell Special Guest at WIRED CITY BBC Manchester, Saturday 20th October, 8-11pm

Added: (Tue Oct 09 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Wired City and Kinofilm provide a unique opportunity to see Cult British Film Director Ken Russell in conversation with Manchester’s own media guru Anthony H Wilson, at the BBC on Saturday 20th October from 8pm – 11pm as part of the launch of the Kino Short Film and Video Festival.

Russell, the director of such classics as Tommy, Women in Love, and the infamous the Devils, has long been hailed as one of the great innovators as well as the enfant terrible of the British Film Industry.

He will be talking about the influence digital technologies are having on filmmakers and film industry. Russell will also be discussing his most recent works, a surreal short film entitled The Lions Mouth in which he stars, and a full-length digital feature based on Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ to be distributed over Internet in 10 minute episodes, with the first episode being on television as well as film festivals over the world.

The Kino Film festival will be screening The Lions Mouth on Sunday at the Filmworks from 2 – 5.30pm as part of its Digital Broadcast Conference.

Attendees will be invited to attend the Kino Film Festival launch party immediately after Wired City. Transport will be provided to whisk attendees off to the party to be held at a secret location in Manchester.

Registration for Wired City is a must. People can register by contacting John Walding by email mailto:john.walding@nw-newmedia.net or by phone on 0161 908 0518.

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