electricsheep

Rich and strange

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.

The Holy Mountain
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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. Read the reviews.

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Twisted Romance

Murderous tenderness, destructive desires, awkward love: Check out our theme focus on films that take a twisted approach to romance, from Jacques Deray's La piscine, a classic French noir-ish tale of desire, jealousy and male rivalry among the glamorous St Tropez jet set, to Pablo Larraín's minimalist Post Mortem, in which a lonely mortician falls for a troubled dancer as Pinochet brutally takes power in 70s Chile.

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Electric Sheep Film Show
April 2018


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 month, 5.30-6.30pm at Resonance FM 104.4.

Surrealism in Cinema

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

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