Monday, 29 February 2016
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
MUSIC AND ART SPECIAL
This Sunday is an art and music special. First up is STATION-TO-STATION by Doug Aitken who manages to bleed art, poetry and music into this seamless visual journey composed of 62 one-minute films highlighting the eclectic mix of creative talent. Designed as a kinetic light sculpture Aitken travels from New York to San Francisco over a 24 day period with performances from the likes of BECK/ SAVAGES/ NO AGE/ PATTI SMITH/ CAT POWERS/ ARIEL PINK/ GIORGIO MORODER/ SUICDE/ SAM FALLS/ ED RUSCHA/ OLAFUR ELISSION the list is endless. This film it a testament to the ever evolving creative culture and the importance of cultural and creative collectivism a must for any creative practitioner and a visual feast for the observer. With another live performance from the immensely talented HEXAGON TRAIL with accompanying visuals. This will be followed by FOR ALL MANKIND scored by the legendary Brian Eno yet another film dealing with travel through the eye of a visual artist. During the lunar mission of 1968 to 1972 the astronauts were given 16mm cameras and just instructed to film any thing and everything and the moon surface itself. This footage has been edited together to create a mesmerising documentation of one of the 20th century greatest moments in history with a simply brilliant score made up of memories that drives the film forward. With rum cocktails and popcorn and teacakes for the second film.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
AUDIO AND NEON CULT DOUBLE BILL
This week we take a trip through a sound narrative, playing on the idea that the human mind is open to hypnotic suggestion our first film LFO looks at what could happen if it was possible to find a radio frequency that could manipulate some ones thoughts through sound hypnoses. This lo-fi examination into the darker side of the human psyche is fast becoming an indie classic since its release in late 2014. Next up is the cult neon classic NIGHT OF THE COMET back in the 80’s a trend for brave resourceful ass-kicking leading ladies, was this an attempt to move away from previous accepted stereo-types or was this just a vehicle to cash in on the previous female lead sci-fi franchises. That aside this is a neon drenched 80’s classic with its tongue firmly in its cheek, with an accidental feminist narrative this is a must for cult film fans. With the usual free popcorn and rum.
Sorry for the typo the ABSINTHE will be at next weeks HEXAGON TRAIL music special, first 45 so remember to RSVP on the facebook invite.
Thursday, 11 February 2016
MASCULINITY DOUBLE BILL
This Sunday it’s exploitation week, first up is the dark exploration into masculinity WAKE IN FRIGHT. Made in a decade in which men had started to question their position in society several films came out examining the male on male relationship from CLOCKWORK ORANGE to DELIVERANCE. What makes WAKE IN FRIGHT a standout piece of art as well as a visually exciting well-paced visual narrative that balances social realism and existential horror.
This subversive portrayal of the Australian outback effortlessly sustains a surreal waking nightmare, and by keeping it with a socio-realist context it makes the horror more uncomfortable as you question what is real and what is abstract. This film is a clever brutal yet gripping reflection on masculinity and morality is a must for any film fan, filmmaker and dare I say it feminist. Followed by SPASMO this classic Euro-shock classic is the perfect end to a night dedicated to masculinity on screen with it tongue firmly in its cheek this Sunday will be a night to leave your preconceptions at the door. With the usual free popcorn and rum.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
JODOROWSKY DOUBLE BILL
This week we are doing a replay special with a JODOROWSKY double bill last year I asked the members to vote for their favorite to screening of the last three years of CULTIVATE. So you got your wish first up is THE HOLY MOUNTAIN followed by SANTA SANGRE, with a special live performance from HEXAGON TRAIL who will be playing part one of a two part gig that will concludes on February the 28th. with ABSINTH for the early birds and the usual rum and popcorn.
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
CULTIVATE FILM ART: THE CULTIVATE MONTHLY POCKET BOOK: THE CULTIVATE POCKET BOOK A book of pictures about film and politics, gender and sexuality.
Rising star of electronica HEXAGON TRAIL is one to watch, with his complex compositions that move effortlessly from ambient to hardcore.
HEXAGON TRAIL will be playing two live shows at CULTIVATE
SUNDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2016
SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2016