Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Friday, 6 February 2015
Next up is the first of this year’s music special with just a little bit of a retrospective feel to it. First up ‘NAS’ TIME IS ILLMATIC, the film about an album that brought hip-hop back from the commercial wasteland and gave it back to the people NAS had set a new benchmark for a new generation of hip-hop producers and MC’s collectives. Encapsulating the socio-political outlook of modern America and the angst of a generation of young black men fighting to be heard, TIME IS ILLMATIC gave them a voice and turned NAS into a hip-hop icon over night. But don’t think this film is just about hip-hop; it goes beyond the music to show you the people behind the lyrics. Followed by 80’s guilty pleasure BREAKDANCE (aka Breakin) showcasing the electric slide, the caterpillar, locking and popping and the multifunctional use of Linoleum, a must see for any music fan. With the usual complimentary popcorn and rum.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT
This Sunday is dedicated to one of Poland's greats, Wojciech Jerzy Has. A visionary filmmaker who was more interested in creating a surrealist visual experience as opposed to just making films. His work was an amalgamation of poetic landscapes married with the labyrinth of; or should I say the lack of any cohesive time structure. Too try and explain what THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT would be an almost impossible task, the film is based on text discovered during the Napoleonic war by a pair of opposing soldiers. Has uses Captain Alphonse van Worden as a metaphorical arrow too guide you through this complex story both humorous and horrifying, this film has influenced artist from Jerry Garcia (THE GRATEFUL DEAD), Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Greenaway, Martin Scorsese and Dave LaChapelle too name but a few. The ultimate filmic journey with free vegan food and rum to help you on your journey through the creative labyrinth of Jerzy Has.