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1 Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave The award for Art Event of the Year must go to this epic re-creation. On June 18, 1984, at the height of Thatcherism, the quiet South Yorkshire village of Orgreave was the scene of a particularly violent confrontation in a long and painful miners’ strike. This summer, Deller (and producer Artangel) assembled a group of amateur reenactors and restaged the pitched battle between police and picketers, complete with cavalry charges, flying missiles, howling ambulances, and bloodied faces. As political performance-cum-living history painting, Deller’s Battle of Orgreave constituted a new kind of artistic hybrid. Watch for Mike Figgis’s documentary of the project, which premiered at the London Film Festival last month.

2 Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now Essential preparatory viewing for any trip to the great necropolis that is Venice. A new print of

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