An archive of transgressive cinema
Electric Sheep is currently on hiatus while the members of our managing team are working on their own projects, but it remains as an archive of writing on transgressive cinema. Over the past 10 years we have had the pleasure to feature contributions by many talented writers and interviews with some of our favourite directors and to write about the most exciting films. We thank our amazing contributors and our loyal readers for their support and we encourage everyone to continue digging into the rich treasure trove we have assembled since 2007.
We will continue to put on occasional events and talks and run film courses. These will be advertised on this page and in our Events section. In February 2019, Virginie Sélavy returns to London’s Close-Up Film Centre with a new and expanded five-week film course that explores the influence of Surrealism on cinema, from the beginnings of the movement through to 1960s psychedelia and experimentation, up until its more recent incarnation in the films of Guy Maddin and David Lynch.
Close-Up Film Course: Surrealism in Cinema
Running from 26 February to 26 March 2019, Virginie Sélavy explores the influence of Surrealism in cinema in a new and expanded five-week film course at London’s Close-Up Film Centre. Each week will be focusing on a particular period, from the beginnings of the movement through to 1960s psychedelia and experimentation and up until its more recent incarnation in the films of Guy Maddin and David Lynch.
Dates: 26 Feb, 5, 12, 19, 26 March 2019
Venue: Close-Up Film Centre, London
The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology
The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press) brings together Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, 50s bad girls, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.
‘Superb – a masterly accomplishment. Beautifully produced – and its content and vision could not be more accurate and timely.’ Peter Whitehead.
Electric Sheep Film Show
This latest episode looks at films set in uncanny locations. Alex Fitch talks to director Bart Simpson about his documentary film Brasília: Life After Design, and his producing role on Moebius Redux and The Corporation. Graphic novelist turned director Anders Winter explores his adaptation of cult American comic book I Kill Giants, and the cast and crew of Caught discuss their 2017 SF thriller, which mixes a classic British cottage under siege film with a John Wyndham style alien invasion.
The Electric Sheep Film Show is broadcast on the third Wednesday every two months, 5.30-6.30pm on Resonance FM 104.4.
Listen to past radio shows and more podcasts in our archive