Stoke Newington Literary Festival To Feature Rare BFI Film Archive of St. Etienne, Iain Sinclair and W.G Sebald


Three screenings on Sunday 9th June will take place in the exquisite surroundings of the Stoke Newington Council Chambers, located in the town hall.

The film program kicks off with Literary Delights: a collection of rare short films and extracts from the BFI’s Film Archive to showcase the love affair between cinema and literature since the origin of film. Presented by Stoke Newington resident and BFI Curator Bryony Dixon.

Celebrating the forthcoming BFI DVD release of A London Trilogy: The Films of Saint Etienne (15th July 2013) filmmaker Paul Kelly (Finisterre, Lawrence of Belgravia) and Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne present clips from their films and discuss the enduring influence of London on their work with local author Travis Elborough.

To mark May’s first English publication of A Place in the Country (2013) by the late, great W.G. Sebald (1944 – 2001), a special screening of the acclaimed documentary essay Patience (After Sebald), (2011, 82 mins) by Grant Gee (Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy; Joy Division). This film is a unique exploration of Sebald’s writing and influence, via a long walk through coastal East Anglia tracking his most influential book, The Rings of Saturn. The film will be followed by a discussion with Whitechapel Gallery film curator and co-producer of Patience Gareth Evans and visionary Hackney writer Iain Sinclair.

Free thinkers, dissenters and creative’s will find something to enjoy in this eclectic selection of literary themed film events. Come and join us!

Tickets are available via, at Stoke Newington Bookshop, 159 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 and from 3rd June at Stoke Newington Library.

Launched in 2010, the Stoke Newington Literary Festival has appeared in many of the ‘Top Literary Festivals in the UK’ lists, including The Times, Stylist Magazine and

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