This Easter we proudly present for your entertainment a Tufnell Park Film Club first: a double bill!
In tribute to the Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson who died earlier this year we wanted desperately to screen Bill Morrison's documentary about the ill-fated coal mining communities in North East England, The Miners' Hymns. Jóhann Jóhannsson not only co-wrote it with Morrison but also provided the beautiful score. The only snag: it's only 52 minutes long.
Both being massive fans of Bob Dylan, or, if you will, Bob Cats, we've also wanted desperately to screen the recently released Trouble No More: a concert documentary about Dylan's born again period of the late 70s. The only snag: it's only 60 minutes long. Cue brainwave: why not screen these two musical documentaries - one an elegy to a once vibrant community, the other a spiritual and creative rebirth - over Easter as double-bill? (death, rebirth, etc.)
And so we have.