I’m ready for my close-up: Desperate Optimists and the art of the long take

Alex Fitch interviews Joe Lawlor, who with Christine Molloy make up the film-making duo ‘Desperate Optimists’: a couple who make short films in a single take. Alex and Joe discuss the new film ‘Daydream’ which premiered at the Liverpool biennial last year, Joe and Christine’s award winning series ‘Civic Life’ and mention their favourite examples of the long take in other people’s films…
Links: Desperate Optimists’ website
‘Daydream’ screening details
Buy ‘Civic Life’ on DVD
Civic Life review at backprojection.com

Originally broadcast 5th October 2006 (mp3 format, 27mb)