Mirza & Butler's 'Deep State' – Screening and Artists’ Talk

Film and Video Umbrella are holding the closing event in their anniversary series '25 Frames' in Newcastle: an artist talk and screening with Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, who will be showing their internationally acclaimed film Deep State.

The event is presented in partnership with BALTIC 39 and Tyneside Cinema and also forms part of BALTIC’s exhibition They Used to Call it the Moon: a group exhibition exploring the enduring presence of the moon and the rich iconography of space on the popular imagination of artists.

Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Deep State presents a powerful montage of both newly filmed and archival footage. The film calls into question the covert and frequently anti-democratic power structures embedded beneath the surface of contemporary society, simultaneously highlighting the counter movements which have arisen as a result.

After the screening Mirza and Butler will be in conversation with Stephen Graham, author of Cities under Siege and Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle University.

When: Saturday 28 June, 3pm

Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG.

Tickets are priced £4.00 and are available online and from Tyneside Cinema’s Box Office, either in person or by phone on 0845 217 9909. 


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