Rhyme & Rhythm

Film has a rich history of interacting and interweaving with other practices, and it is in Rhyme & Rhythm where cinema and other artforms meet: through Afro-Cuban music, chaâbi, choral singing, classical, new wave, no wave, pop, post-punk and spoken word, via cabaret, drag, comic books, drawing, opera, poetry, skating, sports and street dance. Here, each film offers one artistic expression within another, and spotlights the work of different artists: Beth B on Lydia Lunch; Kim O’Bomsawin on Josephine Bacon; Michael Cumming and Stewart Lee on Robert Lloyd; Rob Roth on Blondie; Vivian Kleiman on Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Jennifer Camper, Rupert Kinnard, and Mary Wings; Vivian Ostrovsky on Chantal Akerman; Chantal Akerman on Sonia Wieder-Atherton; Yael Abecassis on Raymonde El Bidaouia, and more. From across the globe, a diverse range of creative talent – both in front of and behind the camera – express their truth, each film offering encounters and inspiration to a different beat.

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