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‘It is always tempting to bring the dead to mythologiseren, especially if they are young and beautiful. But as a dead man, as exceptionally talented as jean-michel Basquiat, the myth simply inevitable’, says The Guardian. It has taken a long time – we are almost thirty, after his death in 1988 – but with Tree for Real presents Barbican finally, the first major retrospective in the UK of the work of jean-michel Basquiat. One of the hottest expos of the year.
21/9-28/1, Barbican, London, barbican.org.uk
LONG LIVE THE DEAD
Just before the summer died, George A. Romero, the director who, with Night of the Living Dead (1968) single-handedly was responsible for the practices of the zombie in cinema. Offscreen brings appropriate tribute to him with the double bill of Land of the Dead (2005) and the brilliant Dawn of the Dead (1979). What is dead may never die.
29/9, Cinematek, Brussels, offscreen.be
JETTY + YURI NORSTEIN
The Russian Yuri Norstein is already ‘the best animator of all time”; his fairy Tale of fairy tales is called ‘the best animated film ever”. In the context of a Live Track Cinema provides the Ghent jazz trio Pier Norsteins short films (on the basis of glasplaatanimaties, for that matter) of a livesoundtrack. ‘The best livesoundtrack ever’, we may hope.
23/9, Kask Cinema, Gent, kaskcinema.be
“Again no barbecueplaatje, but for gritty industrialpop, sharp elektropunk and brooding sfeerrock you can click on her to count’, and wrote about Knack Focus a month ago about Exile in the Outer Ring, the fifth picture of Erika Michelle Anderson. You immediately know what you have in the Botanique may expect in the future.
25/9, Botanique, Brussels, botanique.be