Film Programme

Hotel Diaries 1-8, John Smith

Sun 21 February, 19:00–21:00
DCA Cinema 2
Entry: Free, but limited capacity


Highly regarded British filmmaker, master of sense-of-humour-as-mechanism-for-sly-question-posing and national treasure John Smith.


In simple, one-take videos, relate personal experiences to the current conflicts in the Middle East via the most basic of means (a hotel room, a camcorder, John’s personal thoughts, concerns and convictions).


Political yet very funny, seemingly intimate but in fact expansive in their outlook, Hotel Diaries are a perfect example of a kind of acting-at-the-minimum way of filmmaking, and proof that such an approach doesn’t have to yield minimal returns.