To accompany John Akomfrah's exhibition Hauntologies, a selection of five films that are directly related to his new installation Psyche will be screened in the gallery.
Akomfrah's installation Psyche blends fragments taken from costume-dramas that have influenced him. Whilst Psyche pays homage to these films, it also creates an archival study of the genre's patterns and conventions, presenting them as paradigms of broader systems of representation.
Kenneth Macpherson: Borderline
UK, 1930, 71 min
Wednesday 17 October, 7pm
Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo: Winstanley
UK, 1975, 92 min
Wednesday 24 October, 7pm
The screening will be followed by a conversation between John Akomfrah and Mike Sperlinger, Assistant Director of LUX.
Carl Theodor Dreyer: The Passion of Joan of Arc
France, 1928, 110 min
Sunday 28 October, 4pm
Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub: The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
Germany, 1967, 94 min
Wednesday 31 October, 7pm
Sergei M. Eisenstein : Qué viva México!
Soviet Union, (1931-32) release date 1979, 90 min
Wednesday 7 November, 7pm
The screening will be followed by a conversation between John Akomfrah and writer and critic T.J. Demos.
Booking essential as places are limited:
Peter Watkin's Culloden (1964), which is also included in Akomfrah's Psyche, is being screened at Tate Modern on Saturday 6 October at 7pm as part of Peter Watkins: Films, 1964-99.
For more information please visit: tate.org.uk