Today’s show: Spike Lee on crowdfunding
August 16, 2013
— Resonance FM broadcast
Today at 4pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, I’m ready for my close-up: Spike Lee on crowdfunding
In a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up, Alex Fitch talks to American film maker Spike Lee about his Kickstarter campaign to fund a new movie about ‘blood addiction’ (which ends on August 21st). They also discuss his forthcoming remake of Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, Lee’s thoughts on blaxplotation films such as Blacula and the director’s continuing enjoyment of being a film tutor.
Links: Spike Lee Kickstarter campaign
40 Acres Filmworks website
Listen to Alex’s interview with original Oldboy director Park Chan Wook
Caption Festival, Oxford
The longest running British comic book festival, now in its 21st year returns to the East Oxford Community Centre, off Cowley Road. Guests include Rian Hughes (Dan Dare), Andrzej Klimowski (Stanisław Lem’s Robot…), Danusia Schebal (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde graphic novel), Al Davison (Doctor Who comics), Paul Collicutt (The Murder Mile), Vicky Stonebridge (Dogbreath), Karen Rubins (Victoria & Albert Museum comic artist in residence), Ian Rakoff (V & A comics lecturer, writer “The Prisoner: Welcome to Harmony”) and Charles Cutting (The Dream Quest of Randolph Carter), Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and many more.
August 24th / 25th, East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD
The weekend includes panel discussions, workshops, a book group, quiz and much more. Tickets: £6/day or £10 for the weekend.
More info here: www.caption.org
Edinburgh Book Fest and Stripped festival
This year’s Edinburgh Book Fest starts on 10th August 2013 with guests including Cerys Matthews, Ben Aaronovitch, Lauren Beukes, Roy Hattersley, Oliver James, Ken MacLeod, Alexander McCall Smith and many more. Within the festival there is also a dedicated graphic novels weekend – Stripped on August 24th / 25th – with guests including Kieron Gillen, Melinda Gebbie, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and Hanny Berry.
Tickets and more info here: www.edbookfest.co.uk
Steadman @77 exhibition
The Cartoon Museum is proud to present a selection of Ralp Steadman’s iconic cartoons to celebrate his 77th birthday. To accompany the exhibition there is a programme of events and talks, including Anita O’Brien discussing the use of the weird in Steadman’s work – 3rd September, 6.30pm
Exhibition continues until Autumn 2013, more info at http://cartoonmuseum.org
The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
Comica Conversations: Family Secrets – Rutu Modan in conversation with Hannah Berry
Rutu Modan’s The Property, the first full-length graphic novel from the award-winning author of Exit Wounds, is this summer’s most exciting event in literary comics. On Wednesday August 21st, Comica Festival in association with Foyles Bookshop and Jonathan Cape brings you the rare opportunity to hear Rutu Modan in her exclusive speaking engagement in London, in a lively Comica Conversation with Hannah Berry.
Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB.
Wednesday August 21st, doors open 6.15pm for 6.30pm start and 8.30pm finish.
More info at: www.comicafestival.com