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Sun 21 Aug * A Narrative of Unrest
The nationwide riots have shocked and humbled us all. What does it reveal about our society? Who gets to decide the context and narrative from which these events emerged - the BBC, David Cameron, or perhaps David Starkey!? How do we move forward positively as individuals, as artists, writers, and as thinking and feeling people within communities?
an Oral Narrative Deposit
Share your story and thoughts on the recent riots. Your story will be filmed and become part of a community narrative archive project. Followed by a panel discussion with voices from across the city and the community. Free Entry.
2pm Sat 20 Aug at Centerprise Bookshop, 136 Kingsland High Street, E8 2NX
a Film Screening
We will be showing 3 films at the Rio Cinema that deal with a number of issues relevant to our quest for context and narrative. THE RIPPLE EFFECT directed by Noble Fox at 2pm, Ken Fero's powerful documentary INJUSTICE examining deaths in police custody at 2.45pm, and finally, Horace Ove's A DREAM TO CHANGE THE WORLD, a tribute to John La Rose that looks at the role of Art and Culture in social change at 4.45pm, Each film will be followed by a short discussion. Limited space. Free Entry.
2pm Sun 21 Aug at Rio Cinema (basement)
a Narrative in Rhythm
Finally, join us for an evening of music, reflection and relaxation while we continue the narrative. These artists have stories to share - Zena Edwards, Mangalsio Asi, Madame Pepper, Danny Thompson, JJ Bola, Mohammed Yahya, Sarina Leah, Nekz, Umanyano, Cherri Prince, Poetic Pilgrimage, El Crisis plus more. Free Entry.
7pm Sun 21 Aug at Open The Gate, 35 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BJ
For further info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 07903 570319
Sun 28 Aug • Scala Forever! Triple Bill
With its ever-changing programmes that ranged from cult movies to venerable classics of world cinema, The Scala Cinema Kings Cross combined cinematic haven with cinematic heaven from 1981 to 1993. Our programme is part of an ongoing tribute at venues across London to a memorable and unique cinemagoing experience.
GLEN OR GLENDA? (15) 1.30
(US 1953) dir. Edward D. Wood Jr. 70m. Digital.
Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller.
The legendary Ed Wood combines his favourite pastime with his day job as the world's worst filmmaker in this searing look at the weird world of cross-dressing. A tragic Bela Lugosi is the all-seeing puppet master of ceremonies and the director himself is the confused Glen/Glenda. Hilarious maybe, but still years ahead of its time.
+ UN CHANT D'AMOUR (18)
(Fr 1950) dir. Jean Genet. 25m.
Java, Andre Reybaz, Lucien Senemaud.
The gay French writer Jean Genet made just one excursion into filmmaking with this poetic evocation of prison life and homosexual desire. The cast was drawn from the author's friends, lovers and passing strangers.
+ KENNETH ANGER'S MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE (18) 3.30
(US 1947-1972) dir. Kenneth Anger 112m. Digital.
Kenneth Anger, Anais Nin, Marianne Faithful, Donald Cammell.
The world of Kenneth Anger is a spell-binding ritualistic mix of fantasy, surrealism, mythology, magic, decadence, homoeroticism and the occult. THE MAGICK LANTERN CYCLE, the short films he made between 1947 (FIREWORKS) and 1972 (LUCIFER RISING) are a dazzling and unique kaleidescope of imagery, sound and sensuality.
SAT 3 Sep • London International Animation Festival
Children and Families screening (U) 1.30
A very special program of films selected to spark the imaginations of our most special audience. Much better than Saturday morning TV and not a toy ad in sight.
Note: these films are suitable for children of all ages but are specifically aimed at a younger audience of 0-7 year-olds.
(Germany 2010) dir. Verena Fels 7m.
A lonely cow decides to make friends with some sheep, a dog, a couple of chickens, a pig and a budgie on the other side of the room. There's just one little problem…
(Denmark 2009) dir. Siri Melchior 5m.
In a vibrantly colourful town, all the people and all the animals can whistle. Except, that is, for Whistleless, the whistleless little bird. What can be done?
THE DOG WHO WAS A CAT INSIDE
(UK 2002) dir. Siri Melchior 3m.
The Dog Who was a Cat Inside is a special animal. The dog and cat live together in the same body, but this causes conflict.
TOM IN THE WOODS
(Germany 2005) dir. Andreas Hykade 5m.
Tom is in the woods with some friendly glow-worms. Maybe they know the way to a slice of bread with strawberry jam and honey.
A MONSTER MESS
(UK 2010) dir. Susie Jones 3m.
The green monster invites the purple monster to tea – but it all gets a bit messy.
(Japan 2009) dir. Tsuneo Goda 20m.
Komaneko is a female kitten who lives with her grandfather in their mountain home, where Komaneko loves to make handicraft. Komaneko is looking forward to Christmas when she can see her papa and mama, and an early present arrives at her home…
THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL
(Norway 2010) dir. Pjotr Sapegin 13m.
A curmudgeonly little troll lives estranged from society, daydreaming of mythical times. Upon discovering how his clan evolved, he finally becomes a part of something greater and, also, a little less lonely.
(Poland/Norway 2011) dir. Anne Kristin Berge 3m.
An abstract artist needs to loosen up. His toddler obliges by taking him on a white-knuckle ride inside his own paintings.
(Poland/Norway 2011) dir. Adam Wyrwas 2m.
A tale of a fat hamster whose wife is determined that he will lose weight. She keeps a beady eye on him as he works out on their wheel.
(Norway/Poland 2011) dir. Marc Reisbig 3m.
A boy with dyslexia is struggling to read; the words contort into all manner of fantastical fare, and jump off the page.
Programme length: 65 mins (approx)
£5 Children/£6 Adults
SAT 17 Sep • Hackney Film Festival
Back for a second great year, the Hackney Film Festival presents two
programmes of short films by local filmmakers and artists. These are
just part of a varied and lively series of screenings and performances
at venues across Hackney from 15 – 18 September. Highlights include a
free opening night at Platform Bar And Terrace; an Experimental
Performance Event at Café OTO and an evening of live cinema at the
Arcola Tent; plus a closing night outdoor screening at Dalston Roof
Park with a selection of films, live performance and local food
catered by POGO cafe.
Hackney Film Festival programme 1 (15) 1.30
(UK 2010) dir. Jonathan Entwistle 10m.
The story of a woman caught up in a world of racism.
(UK 2011) dir. Julia Pott 8m.
I can feel you in my belly.
(UK 2011) dir. Elliot Dear 4m.
Animated music video for the track 'Bubble' by Jon Hopkins and King
THE TELL TAIL
(UK 2011) dirs. James Copeman & Sam Renwick 3m.
A short about a man whose main cause of unhappiness is his tail.
MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN
(UK 2010) dir. Daniel Chester 5m.
A quintessential British summers day out. Picnics, Spitfires, real
(UK 2011) dir. Quayola 3m.
An ongoing collaboration between Abstract Birds and Quayola, PARTITURA
translates sound into visual form.
(UK 2011) dir. Tor Kristoffersen 3m.
A gang pursues a heinous crime – but there's something they haven't
1923 aka HEAVEN
(UK 2010) dir. Max Hattler 2m.
1923 aka Heaven is one of two animation loops directed by Max Hattler,
Inspired by the work of French outsider artist Augustin Lesage
(UK 2011) dir. Calum Macdiarmid 11m.
Delving deep into the mysterious realms of dreams and the
Worship is the stunning story built on a father's legacy and last
his three young sons.
+ discussion with film makers
Hackney Film Festival programme 2 (15) 3.45
THE BROWN'S DAUGHTER
(UK 2011) dir. Coline Brun-Naujalis 12m.
This is the story of the Brown's Daughter.
(UK 2011) dir. Mikey Please 4m.
An animated music video for TV On The Radio's track Second Song
(UK 2011) dir. Sami Khan 13m.
Abdul has been holed up in his laundrette for days, unable to deal
with the outside world. Despite pleas from his brother, Abdul is
determined to run from the one thing he has to accept – fate.
(UK 2011) dir. Rimas Sakalauskas 2m.
Short 16mm experimental film.
(UK 2010) dir. Kim Albright 13m.
A talented pianist is falling apart, haunted by a hallucination of his
younger self who silently appears to him.
RESONANCE – TEA TRIP
(UK 2011) dir. Cake 1m.
Excerpt from RESONANCE, a collaborative film produced by SR Partners
in which 20 motion artists and studios and 12 sound designers explore
the relationship between geometry and sou xd in 20 seconds.
(UK 2011) dir. Celyn Brazier 3m.
2D animated music video for Wagon Christ's track Chunkothy.
VISIONS OF THE INVERTEBRATE
(UK 2011) dir. Edwin Rostron 3m.
Visions of the Invertebrate is a collaboration between artist and
Edwin Rostron and musician William Goddard AKA Supreme Vagabond
DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED
(UK 2011) dirs. Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling 3m.
A This is It Collective film.
+ discussion with film makers
SAT 24 Sep • Special matinee
BURIED LAND (PG) 2.00
(UK/USA/Bosnia 2010) dirs. Steven Eastwood & Geoffrey Alan Rhodes 81m. Digital.
Emir Z. Kapetanovic, Avdija Buhic, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes.
A story of faith, imagination and community. Bosnian émigré Emir has returned home to help an American director make a film about the invisible pyramids of Visoko. But how do you make a film about something that is invisible?
+ Q&A with Steven Eastwood
£7/£5.50 Concs & Under 15's
SAT 24 Sep • Cigarette Burns Cinema presents in association with Scala Forever
The Female Convict Pinky Violence All-Night Triple Bill 11.30pm
Until the late 1960s popular Japanese cinema largely consisted of three kinds of genre movies: Yakuza, Samurai and Pinky. Then in an attempt to revive flagging audiences and attract the growing teenage market, almost inevitably a new genre was born: Pinky Violence. Combining the violence of action movies with the soft core porn of the Pinky movies, the new genre subversively pushed stylistic boundaries with experimental and adventurous film making. In the forefront in both quality and lasting influence, stretching as far as KILL BILL, was the hugely influential Female Convict Scorpion series, the story of Sasori, double crossed and set up by her high ranking detective lover, imprisoned but still defiantly unbowed and out for vengeance. Meiko Kaji's (Lady Snowblood) powerful performance is unforgettable. They don't call her Scorpion for nothing.
FEMALE PRISONER #701: SCORPION (18)
(Japan 1972) dir. Shunya Ito 87m. Subtitles. Digital.
Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama
+ FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION: JAILHOUSE 41 (18)
(Japan 1972) dir. Shunya Ito 92m. Subtitles. Digital.
Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe
+ FEMALE CONVICT #701 SCORPION: BEAST STABLE (18)
(Japan 1973) dir. Shunya Ito 87m. Subtitles. Digital.
Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita
Introduced by Jasper Sharp, author of the indispensable 'Behind the Pink Curtain' and co-editor of 'Midnight Eye'
|FRI 30 Sep • Late Night
THE STORY OF LOVERS ROCK (*) 11.30pm
(UK 2011) dir. Menelik Shabazz 96m. Digital.
Lovers Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. A forgotten period of music, social and political history is recalled and recreated with live performances, comedy sketches, dance, interviews and archive material all of which shed light on both the music and the generation that embraced it.
+ Q&A with Menelik Shabazz
SAT 1 Oct • Late Night At Home with the Ludskis
'…From Dada to Grandma the beat goes on…' (18) 11.30pm
Following the success of their launch and Housewarming, The Ludskis invite you to their second late night event and after party extravaganza. Expect a transcendent mixture of performance, installation, live music, film and many more art forms curated by the inimitable Granny Ludski.
'At Home with the Ludskis' breaks away from the traditional art exhibition and the typical cinema going experience, to create something startling, fun and thought provoking. It embraces the post-contemporary with passion as it pushes aside the mundane.
'At Home with the Ludskis' has an ongoing open submission policy. The deadline for this show is 24 August.
'At Home with the Ludskis' operates an innovative profit share scheme with everybody exhibiting, performing or facilitating the exhibition getting a slice of the pie. The Ludskis are an anonymous curatorial team based in Shacklewell, London.
Bar until 2.30am
107 Kingsland High Street E8 2PB
(corner John Campbell Road)
Tel 020 7241 9410