Cinémas hors circuits


Welcome to the Cinémas hors circuits site.

Dedicated to independent cinema, Cinémas hors circuits is a project to highlight the work of independent publishers/distributors, cultural activists without whom many films would have disappeared from memory. As active custodians of a significant part of the cinematic heritage, such publishers have to counter the blockbuster mentality of mainstream distribution and the concentration of distribution networks.

To enable both the general audience and professionals to discover the films such independent publishers promote, and to encourage debate around new challenges and opportunities in publishing, Cinémas hors circuits offers:

a portal for independent publishers
a fair: an event entitled Salon du DVD & des éditeurs indépendants de cinéma/The DVD & Independant Publisher's Fair which wich took place in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Poitiers in 2010 & 2011.

Suivez 'cinémas hors circuits' sur Twitter // Follow 'cinemas hors circuits' on Twitter  

68 Septante / Artus films / AV Prod / Bazaar&Co / Blaq Out / British Animation Awards / Centre audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir / Chalet Pointu / Choses Vues / Cinéma Abattoir / Cinétrange / Clavis Films / Dérives / Doc Net Films / Dora Films / Doriane films / Ecart Production / ED Distribution / Epicentre Films / Filmarmalade / Index / JBA Production / JCG Production / K Films / La Cathode / La Famille Digitale / La vie est belle / Le chat qui fume / Les films du Paradoxe / Lowave / LUX / Malavida / Orbe / P.O.M. Films / Paris expérimental / Potemkine / PPT / Re:voir / Rouge Profond / Scope Éditions / Shellac Sud / Versus /


Mirza & Butler
United Kingdom, 2003

Mirza & Butler’s WHERE A STRAIGHT LINE MEETS A CURVE, first began as a visual transcription of the early feminist novel Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, which through the process of collaboration with the sound artist David Cunningham, developed into an epic meditation on the nature of pictorial space within experimental film. This theme is achieved simply by showing how the daily passage of light, hitting the walls of a small white painted room, can transform its geometry into a complex shifting field of dematerialised colour, space and light.
Mirza & Butler recently exhibited work at Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, London, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Architecture and Film Biennale, Graz, the Serpentine Pavilion and at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London. They are also founders of the artist film production space, and currently live and work in London.

Suppléments :
DVD featurette includes a specially commissioned interview with Karen Mirza, Brad Butler and David Cunningham at their studio in London with Nicky Hamlyn and Sas Mays.