EXISTENCE DOUBLE BILL
Sunday, 29 November 2015
Sunday, 22 November 2015
CULTIVATE FILM ART: FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES & BAKUMATSU TAIYO-DEN: JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE DOUBLE BILL This week we goto Japan and take an electrifying journey into the underworld of 60's Tokyo with th...
Saturday, 21 November 2015
JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE DOUBLE BILL
This week we goto Japan and take an electrifying journey into the underworld of 60's Tokyo with the groundbreaking FUNERAL OF ROSES a film that is said to have influenced every indie film of the 70's from Kubricks A CLOCKWORK ORANGE to John Schlesinger's MIDNIGHT COWBOY. With the very real depiction of drug-use and an unapologetic vision of Japanese subculture with real-life transvestite entertainer shining an unflinching light on Tokyo 60's gay subculture this film takes you on a journey that never been replicted on screen since. Next up is BAKUMATSU TAIYO-DEN considered one of the greatest Japanese films ever made within Japan it is unheard of outside of Japan this multi-contextualized portrait of Japanese society and a must for any fan of cinema and the art of storytelling. with the usual free popcorn and rum
Saturday, 7 November 2015
BLACK HISTORY SEASON PART 5
This weeks sees the last of our Black History season always with the one you’ve all been waiting for Celine Sciamma’s GIRLHOOD. The film that takes you on journey from late adolescence to adulthood, using gender, race and class as the map we are encouraged to follow. Set in the housing projects of the hidden Paris. Scianna shows a culture very rarely shown in French cinema, with all the main cast members coming from black community of Paris. Even LA HAINE veered away from an all black cast, with most of the cast being none-actors the film has an air of authenticity making its examination of class and gender politics even more searching a must –see. Next up is Andrew Lang’s SONS OF CUBA set in the Havana Boxing Academy Lang follows the journey of three boxing hopefuls through eight dramatic months with the social and political back drop of Cuba and with the defection of it’s Olympic boxing champions to the USA their futures look bleak, passion, politics and pathos. A must-see, with the usual free popcorn and rum.