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Johanna St Michaels is a writer and director whose films Penthouse North (2014) and  The Islands Amid The World (2011) explore the effects of time on people and places that slowly become neglected.


                      


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 “To me, Matt Johnson represents everyone in a way in this film: One man’s struggle to understand the brave new world of the 21st Century.”


            


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Matt Johnson of the English band The The,known for his intensely personal and political songs, has remained silent as a singer-songwriter for the last 15 years. Conflicted by creative inertia, he has observed from the sidelines as corporate state propaganda has swamped the cultural airwaves.




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Lisboa premiere of The Inertia Variations 



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Students of scriptwriting and film-making tend to be bombarded by hard-and-fast rules, one of which says ‘your film must have incident’. If there isn’t a steady barrage of stuff going on, it suggests, you’re going to lose the audience’s interest. Like all such rules, it’s not hard to find examples which break it. One such is Johanna St Michaels’ new documentary The Inertia Variations, which, as the name suggests, mostly focuses on a lack of incident.



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The Inertia Variations, a documentary by Johanna St Michaels, follows the mercurial Matt Johnson as he battles with feelings of disenchantment & writer’s block.

                       

                      


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EIFF 2017 will host a unique version of the exhibition that is being presented around the world to compliment

The Inertia Variations.


                

                                                            

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Ahead of the Festival's screenings of The Inertia Variations, and our complimentary exhibiton, Radio Cineola: The Inertia Variations at Summerhall, Marketing Officer Michael Douglas Hunter (MDH) caught up with THE THE's Matt Johnson (MJ), director Johanna St Michaels (JSM), architect Jacob Sahlqvist (JS) and lighting designer Kate Wilkins (KW) to chat about the genesis of both the film and the exhibition.


An interview with Matt Johnson, Johanna St Michaels, Jacob Sahlqvist and Kate Wilkins


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It’s October and Jason and Andy are here to discuss a selection of the month’s best releases. Expect thoughts on drama I Am Not A Witch, The The doc The Inertia Variations, a portrait of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami and Armando Iannucci’s razor sharp satire The Death of Stalin.

                      


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Johanna St Michaels bytte ett arbete framför kameran mot ett bakom. I nya kortdokumentären undersöks frågor om sexualitet och synd, och om burleskscenen som en feministisk fristad.


                              

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Lighting designers join forces with musician and artist to bring light to dark winter night in Gothenburg,Sweden


                 

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En installation på Röda Sten Konsthalls tak, som består av ljudkonst, ljus, film och skulptur.


                    

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Johanna St Michaels vänder gärna sin dokumentära blick mot det allra svåraste. Skönhet, förfall och åldrande är teman som vi annars helst vill undvika. Med en kamera som kryper lite för nära, dröjer kvar sekunden för länge avslöjar hon det fasansfulla men samtidigt vackra i allas vår bräcklighet. Ett intimt tilltal och närhet kännetecknar hennes verk oavsett om det handlar om samtidskonst, konstfilm eller musikalisk installation.


                   

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NYC PREMIERE In her heyday, Swedish bombshell Agneta ruled the world from her fabulous Central Park West apartment. Though she once appeared on the covers of Playboy and Cosmo, the former model/actress now struggles to pay the rent, taking in roommates and international guests to make ends meet. Faced with eviction, will she finally face up to unforgiving reality, or remain stuck in the glories of her past? Revealing her subject in all her contradictory complexity, Johanna St Michaels crafts a sensitive portrait of aging and denial.

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 DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Johanna St. Michaels – ‘Penthouse North’