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Watch Party

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on May 3, 2020 by dcairns


We’re having a watch party and YOU are invited!

The film is NATAN and the party’s on Twitter at 11pm Irish-Scottish time.

@dcairns and @MrPaulDuane (directors) and @eoinmcd (editor) will be discussing the film as it unrolls on Vimeo, with @silentlondon attempting to impose some measure of order.

NATAN is here.



Presenting Natan

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on April 15, 2020 by dcairns

natanI’m happy to say you can now all watch NATAN, the documentary Paul Duane and I made a few years ago, at this link.

It contains some strong, unpleasant imagery, but has been described as “essential viewing for cinephiles.” I might not go that far, except that if you don’t know much about Bernard Natan then you should and this film would allow you to do so in just over an hour.

Streaming Natan

Posted in FILM, Politics with tags , on March 2, 2019 by dcairns

NATAN, directed by Paul Duane and myself, is now available to stream. So stream away!


The film celebrates the life of Bernard Natan, legendary film producer who introduced both sound and Jean Gabin to French cinema, rebuilt the Pathé empire, and started the first French television company, achievements we are unable to do justice to because of the enormity of WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.