NYman With A Movie Camera
NYman With A Movie Camera

NYman With A Movie Camera

Date & Time:

Saturday 29 September, 20:45

Location & Duration:

Apollo Piccadilly - 67 mins



NYman with a Movie Camera is a 67 minute feature film conceived and directed by Michael Nyman.


The film presents a shot-by-shot reconstruction of Dziga Vertov's  iconic film, Man with a Movie Camera, replacing the original sequences with footage from Michael Nyman's own film archives shot over the last two decades. Deeply rooted in Vertov’s original ideas concerned with “the Perception of Truth”, the documentation of “life as it is” and that of “life caught unawares”, Nyman‘s film attempts to capture the essence of “what is there”, and reflects on what he calls the Persistence of glance, a multi-sensorial experience of time as it occurs, of life as it happens and as recorded by the human memory.

 The film is a modern-day take on experimental documentary film making through the bias of cinematographic collage.  It proposes to renew a discourse with the ideological and aesthetic precepts once defended by Vertov in his pursuit of the ultimate “cleaning up” of film language from the “corrupting influence” of Drama.


Michael Nyman bio:


Michael Nyman is a composer, recording artist, writer and filmmaker. Well-known for the soundtracks he provided for other filmmakers since 1976, his own moving image work has emerged in the last five years as a significant addition to his creative practice. The 60 or so films he has shot, collected under the title ‘CINE OPERA’ are video records, generally of the everyday, of spontaneous events observed with the discipline of a curious and totally focused gaze.

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Music Videos

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19 Lower Regent Street


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