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New York-born filmmaker Margaret Salmon presents a screening of her work in the Tyneside Cinema’s stylish Digital Lounge on Thursday 15th January. Visual-arts curators LUX will be in attendance , represented by director Benjamin Cook, and will be giving film-buffs the chance to quiz the award-winning artist on her work, and later talk on an informal one-to-one basis.

Salmon’s works, dating back to the late 90s, are best described as “filmic portraits,” focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, but infusing them with a gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. She draws upon a range of sources, adapting techniques from practices such as Cinema Vérité and Italian Neo-Realism. Put simply, she knows her stuff. Films included in the screening range from P.S. (1998/2002), the first in her early ‘Typographies’ series, right through until Pyramid and Oyster, both produced last year, which were filmed around her newly-adapted home-town of Kent.

The fancy-sounding “networking social” event afterwards is actually a laid-back opportunity to get to speak to the artist about what makes her tick as a film-maker and how to make it big in the art-world. LUX is an international arts organisation, specialising in the support and promotion of artists, so you’re guaranteed a top night of art-based viewing and discussion.

LUX’s screening of Margaret Salmon’s work takes place at the Tyneside Cinema on Thursday 15th January.

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