I’m ready for my close-up: The films of Rex Bloomstein

I’m ready for my close-up: The films of Rex Bloomstein

Rex Bloomstein filming An Independent Mind

Rex Bloomstein filming An Independent Mind

A special episode of Resonance FM’s film show I’m ready for my close-up. Alex Fitch talks to director Rex Bloomstein about his films Traitors to Hitler (1979), KZ (2006) and An Independent Mind (2008) in advance of a screening of Traitors… at the Imperial War Museum as part of a weekend of films and talks about the 1944 Bomb plot to kill Hitler (including a screening of Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise); Alex and Rex talk about documenting persecution and freedom of speech on film and notions of psychogeography in the documentary process. 

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Links: Rex’s website
Interview with Rex following a screening of KZ at the Sundance Film Festival
Rex’s page at the “British Documentary Website” dfgdocs.com
Rex’s filmography at the University of Leicester website
Imperial War Museum website

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Co-presenter / producer of "Panel Borders", Thursdays 5pm Resonance 104.4 FM. Film reviewer for www.electricsheepmagazine.com Podcaster for www.sci-fi-london.com