Whitechapel Gallery says that it provides its visitors with exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, a dining room, and bookshop, but it failed to mention that it has film screenings as well. From now until the 1st December, the gallery will be showing a range or European art films, and shortlisted entries. Many relate to their current exhibition, some are free, and others include discussions with the curators and directors.
If you're quick, there still might be time to snap up a ticket to Paths Through Utopia. It is a magico-realist fiction, but filmed in a documentary style, and explores a theoretical post-capitalist future. It will be followed by a Q&A.
Although free, a booking to Glitterbug is required, and tickets are limited. The one hour film by Derek Jarman is accompanied by a talk from the editors of the pioneering filmmaker's handmade sketchbooks.
Difference Screen is an international artist project that explores changing realities through a portrait of places and people. It is split into two programmes, each of which consist of several short films and a post Q&A.
Forty years ago, the Chilean activist singer, Víctor Jara was murdered by this Pinochet dictatorship. Compañero Víctor Jara is a documentary about his life, and is followed with poetry by Pablo Neruda and a filmmaker's Q&A.
A profile screening of shortlisted filmmakers for the Film London Jarman Award 2013. Nominees include Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smith, and Jessica Warboys.