Viva + Music! (2007)

Part of the Season

Director: Anna Biller
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This one is sure to be a night to remember, as the Star and Shadow Cinema, in collaboration with King Pleasure, go all out to treat you to B-movie heaven! Our first midnight movie is a tremendous grindhouse treat, described by the LOS ANGELES TIMES as "a meticulously designed re-imagining of "classy"-minded '70's-era soft porn


boy meets girl, but more important, girl meets free love
that pays as much attention to the realities of the sexual revolution for women as it does the get-it-on aura of wet-bar aesthetics, polyester, peekaboo nudity and color-saturated interior decor." "It converts an earlier male generation's notion of swinger gratification into the pitfalls for females of the unfulfilled tease." "Biller stars (and strips) as a neglected Los Angeles housewife named Barbi who experiments with looser sexuality by becoming a call girl, only to find that her fantasies and those of the men she encounters hardly mesh." "Simply put, the movie pops with parodic joy
in the hoary double-entendres and presentational acting styles
and hotly lighted 35-millimeter cinematography that evokes lounge music album covers and Playboy ads." _ _ _ VIVA (Color, 120 minutes, 35mm) Genres: Sexploitation, Comedy, B-movie, Cult, Art… Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Designer: Anna Biller (2007) "Decadent …uninhibited…shameless … calls to mind early films by provocators such as Russ Meyer, Pedro Almodóvar and especially John Waters." A suburban housewife in 1972 is abandoned by her husband, and goes out to find herself in the middle of the swinging Playboy-era sexual revolution. Looking for love and adventure, she explores nudist colonies, orgies, prostitution, bisexuality, and bohemia, becoming a Candide of the 1970's and finding liberation along the way. VIVA website: http://www.lifeofastar.com/viva.html VIVA trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyecxbawQGI _ _ _ AND THERE'S MORE!!!! But there's also a whole evening of entertainment inspired by VIVA before hand, so get there early. The bill includes: PERIOD SHORTS (8.30pm) The evening will kick off with a bunch of fantastic b-movie shorts and adverts from the period, including drug education films made to keep little Skipper away from the arm candy, and nudie cutie shorts made to get you all hot under the collar and ready for some prime live action. BETTINA SPANKENHAUS & TITIANA TANTALEASE (about 9.30pm) Pumping up the crowd will be those two legends of naughty vaudeville, those love bunnies of the Fascinator Lounge, Bettina Spankenhaus and Titiana Tantalease, the twin tornados of tinsel, tassels and trouble! http://www.myspace.com/bettinaspankenhaus http://www.myspace.com/titianatantalease THE BACCHAE (10.00pm) We're delighted to welcome Leeds-based psych-rock garage oddities, The Bacchae, who the NME called “A dirty, skuzzy garage-rock band whose tracks sound like they were recorded in a shed in Detroit". http://www.myspace.com/thebacchaemusic DJ MICHAEL CLUNKIE - VINYL JUNKIE (10.30 - MIDNIGHT) The man with the phonographic needle in his arm is going to be playing choice Nuggets "from the first psychedlic era 1965-1968", and girl-guitar led hip-swinging rock from the Girls In The Garage compilations. Mixing those with Medway sound rave-ups such as The Milkshakes, Delmonas,Headcoat(ee)s, Holly Golightly, Ludella Black, Buff Medways and Buffets etc,and with a glossy frosting of Shadow Morton and Norton Records faves. PRIZES Your MC is the King of the Fez, Lord Leigh Park, and the price is an all inclusive £6 for members (£7 for non-members) with best-dressed prizes being awarded by Miss K Lundqvist herself.

Films in the season:

01

Film: Meet Me (2007)

1 Mar 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Premier of this short film, made by and about asylum seekers living in Newcastle - with N.E.R.S.

06

Film: Heroin

6 Mar 2007, 7 p.m.

Magic Sticky Hand Premiere

06

Film: Skate Night - Rising Son, The Legend Of

6 Mar 2007, 8 p.m.

+ Paper Cut Out

08

Film: Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

8 Mar 2007, 8 p.m.

Accompanying instrumental by Steve Malley and Joanne Burke.

08

Film: In The Mirror Of Maya Deren (2001)

8 Mar 2007, 8 p.m.

Maya Deren is one of the most important avant-garde filmmakers in the history of American cinema. In this feature-length documentary about Deren's life and art, filmmaker Martina Kudlacek weaves together archival footage and contemporary interviews with Deren's collaborators and friends to present a portrait of a female artist possessed with glorious vision.

15

Film: Meshes Of The Afternoon

15 Mar 2007, 7 p.m.

Screenplay by Maya Deren, Music by Teiji Ito, Cast: Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, Black & White.

15

Film: At Land (1944)

15 Mar 2007, 7:15 p.m.

Cast: John Cage, Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, Black & White.

15

Film: A Study In Choreography For The Camera (1945)

15 Mar 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Cast: Talley Beatty, Black & White, Silent

15

Film: Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946)

15 Mar 2007, 7:35 p.m.

Cast: Rita Christiani & Maya Deren, Black & White, Silent

15

Film: Meditation On Violence (1948)

15 Mar 2007, 7:50 p.m.

Music by Teiji Ito, Cast: Chao Li Chi

15

Film: The Very Eye Of Night (1958)

15 Mar 2007, 8:10 p.m.

Assistant Director: Harrison Starr III, Music by Teiji Ito, Screenplay by Maya Deren

15

Film: Witch's Cradle (1943)

15 Mar 2007, 9 p.m.

Cast: Marcel Duchamp, Black & White (incomplete)

15

Film: Water For Maya (2000)

15 Mar 2007, 9:15 p.m.

Colour, Silent

15

Film: Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods Of Haiti (1985)

15 Mar 2007, 9:25 p.m.

Original footage shot by Deren (1947-1954). Reconstruction by Teiji & Cherel Ito.

01

Film: The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (2006)

1 Apr 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

04

Film: The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (2006)

4 Apr 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

08

Film: The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (2006)

8 Apr 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst. With his engaging and passionate approach to thinking, Zizek delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves.

11

Film: Mad Film Night / Testimony (2000)

11 Apr 2007, 6:30 p.m.

Free Entry Including: "Testimony", Mental Media (2000) Length: 24 mins Community care and the closing down of the old asylums brought a whole way of life to an end, and few now remember what it was like for those who passed through the asylum doors as patients. This short film allows people who spent much of their lives in the old asylums to talk about their lives from admission to discharge, including institutional life, treatments, resistance and relationships.

22

Film: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

22 Apr 2007, 5:30 p.m.

This time we see James Cagney and Pat O'Brien teamed up with Humphrey Bogart. A great gangster movie that follows two Hell's Kitchen street kids' lives. 'Always remember: Don't be a sucker!'

29

Film: The Public Enemy (1931)

29 Apr 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Hey you dirty rats, come see a Jimmy Cagney Double Bill!

29

Film: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

29 Apr 2007, 7:30 p.m.

This time we see James Cagney and Pat O'Brien teamed up with Humphrey Bogart. A great gangster movie that follows two Hell's Kitchen street kids' lives. 'Always remember: Don't be a sucker!'

06

Film: Rebecca (1940)

6 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Rebecca had died, but her hold was still tight on the Manderley House in this romantic mystery.

13

Film: The Servant (1963)

13 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Class tables and power struggles are turned in this sinister, alt-Jeeves and Wooster tale.

17

Film: Das Leben Der Anderen (2007)

17 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

(The Lives Of Others)

18

Film: This Revolution

18 May 2007, 7:20 p.m.

When a jaded cameraman recently returnd from a stint as an embedded reporter and is assigned to cover the Black Bloc during the US Republican Convention, he gets more than he bargained for…

18

Film: The Anarchists (2000)

18 May 2007, 10:30 p.m.

Plenty of thrills and action - and very cool suits.

19

Film: Soma: An Anarchist Therapy (2006)

19 May 2007, 11 a.m.

Guided by 75-year-old Roberto Freire, a small collective of anachist group therapists in Brazil fight the psychological effects of authoritarianism.

19

Film: Sacco And Vanzetti (2006)

19 May 2007, 12:45 p.m.

This brand-new documentary explores the political formation and personal histories of the two Italian anarchists charged with armed robbery and murder and executed in the US during the 1920s.

19

Film: There Is No Authority But Yourself (2006)

19 May 2007, 4:35 p.m.

Penny Rimbaud introduces new film about Crass, the original anarcho-punk band that inspired (and recorded) a musical and political movement, and their collective life at Dial House.

20

Film: "I" The Film (2006)

20 May 2007, 11 a.m.

This documentary about the Buenos Aires IndyMedia collective discusses its beginnings, how it intersects with the worldwide IMC movement, and media and power.

20

Film: Salt Of The Earth (1954)

20 May 2007, 1:45 p.m.

When the Empire Zinc Mine foes on strike, it's not just about bosses vs. workers as issues of gender and race come into play.

20

Film: Antonio Negri: A Revolt That Never Ends (2004)

20 May 2007, 4 p.m.

Though not an anarchist, Negri's autonomous Marxism has been hotly debated and highly influential. This documentary profiles the life and ideas of this Italian militant and intellectual.

20

Film: Now, Voyager (1942)

20 May 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Bette Davis plays te 'spinster aunt' under heavy control of her mother - until a nervous breakdown.

20

Film: Das Leben Der Anderen (2007)

20 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

(The Lives Of Others)

22

Film: John & Jane (2005)

22 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

A beautiful documentary that bares the world of the people we talk to on the phone thousands of miles away.

24

Film: John & Jane (2005)

24 May 2007, 5:30 p.m.

A beautiful documentary that bares the world of the people we talk to on the phone thousands of miles away.

24

Film: Das Leben Der Anderen (2007)

24 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

(The Lives Of Others)

25

Film: John & Jane (2005)

25 May 2007, 1 p.m.

A beautiful documentary that bares the world of the people we talk to on the phone thousands of miles away.

27

Film: The Lodger (1927)

27 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

See Hitchcock's first cameo in his first suspense movie.

31

Film: Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

31 May 2007, 7:30 p.m.

This film is a scary insight deep into the workings of how US spin doctors manipulate an election campaign in Bolivia.

03

Film: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

3 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Whatever happened to baby Jane? She only became one of the most compelling and vivid movie characters ever.

13

Film: ¡Cantina Latina! - Vampiros En Habana (1985)

13 Jun 2007, 7 p.m.

Vampires In Havana

14

Film: The Freshest Kids (2002)

14 Jun 2007, 7 p.m.

Cult film about the universal message of true hip-hop, followed by a night of beats and breakers. Bring your dancing shoes!

16

Film: An Injury To One (2002)

16 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Someone killed Frank Little, and by the end of this film, you'll have a pretty good idea who.

17

Film: Medusa Touch (1978)

17 Jun 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Like a whole load of films of the 70s, Medusa's Touch delves inwards, deep into the unsettled psyche as expressed in paranormal weirdness.

17

Film: Things To Come (1936)

17 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

More excellent British Sci-Fi, and this time it's the grand-daddy of them all, the pioneering (self) adaptation of a visionary and totally out-there and apocalyptic H. G. Wells story.

19

Film: Engage Media

19 Jun 2007, 8 p.m.

Engage Media is a website for social and environmental justice video from Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

20

Film: Presenting Film Makers: John Smith

20 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

In the second of our special evenings with artist filmmakers, we are thrilled to host John Smith, the wry avant-garde film-maker that makes you smile and then frown.

21

Film: Refugee Week

21 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Following the well received festival earlier this year, Films Without Borders, we present two nights of independant film and discussion exploring migration, borders and human rights.

22

Film: Refugee Week

22 Jun 2007, 8 p.m.

Following the well received festival earlier this year, Films Without Borders, we present two nights of independant film and discussion exploring migration, borders and human rights.

24

Film: Things To Come (1936)

24 Jun 2007, 5:30 p.m.

More excellent British Sci-Fi, and this time it's the grand-daddy of them all, the pioneering (self) adaptation of a visionary and totally out-there and apocalyptic H. G. Wells story.

24

Film: Wuthering Heights (1939)

24 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

This is universally agreed to be the best film adaptation of the Bronte classic in which Heathcliff and Cathy wrestle with the seeming impossibility of a love so strong it threatens to destroy them both.

28

Film: Giuseppe Andrews Night

28 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Giuseppe Andrews is an American actor / writer / director best known for his roles in Detroit Rock City and as a bizzare sherriff in Cabin Fever. However he has also written, directed, scored, edited, shot and produced a number of avant-garde films based in and using the inhabitants of the trailer park where he lives.

30

Film: Eyes Wide Open - Open Submission Night

30 Jun 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Most formats - film and digital

01

Film: On A Move

1 Jul 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The incredible story and film of the militant anti-racists and environmental campaigners. Ramona Africa will be touring the UK to talk about the incredible story of the trials and tribulations of her family – the MOVE Organization.

12

Film: Guca! (2005)

12 Jul 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Showing as part of Durham International Brass Festival.

12

Film: Guca For International Brass Festival (2005)

12 Jul 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Guca (pronounced Gucha) is the name of a small village in Serbia, which for over 40 years has been home to the national trumpet festival. Once a small local affair, it now pulls crowds of over 200,000. The Director Milivoj Ilic's account of the place, the people and the competitors in 2005 is as exuberant, joyous and noisy as the festival itself. Milvoivoj Ilic will be at the screening to talk about the film afterwards. Showing as part of BRASS - Durham International Festival.

17

Film: *Fokus Pokus Euromatik* (2005/2006)

17 Jul 2007, 7 p.m.

Borjana Ventzislavova is in residence with ISIS Arts in Newcastle as part of a Culture 2000 funded transnational project 'At home in Europe'. This international media arts programme is a one-year collaboration between ISIS Arts (UK), BEK(Norway), RIXC (Latvia), and InterSpace (Bulgaria). (http://athomeineurope.eu/)

19

Film: It's Me, Now (2005)

19 Jul 2007, 7 p.m.

Following last month's popular night of cinema, photography, beer and people of Poland, it's back. New film series launched - Cinema Polska… You can't miss it !!

21

Film: Beach Party (1963)

21 Jul 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The first of a Beach Party Double Bill

27

Film: Step Into Liquid (2003)

27 Jul 2007, 10 p.m.

A surf's up documentary bringing you awesome views from all around the world.

28

Film: Piranha (1978)

28 Jul 2007, 8 p.m.

Truly a beach horror to chatter your teeth to. Those dopes at the US military forgot about their secret weapon experiment, you guessed it, mutant piranhas. As if piranhas weren’t terrifying enough in the first place… Anyway, after an unfortunate swimming experience where it turns out they’re not as accommodating as dolphins, the discovered teeth with fish attached, set out on a meat feast, will the children’s summer camp be saved?! Some how I don’t think so… Plus after the film… disco terror at Piranha-rama till 1am

04

Film: Claim To Fame (2007)

4 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Native Skate Store presents …

04

Film: Claim To Fame (2007)

4 Sep 2007, 9 p.m.

Native Skate Store presents …

13

Film: Light Bulb 08 Presents: Love And Anarchy - The Wild Wild World Of Jaimie Leonarder

13 Sep 2007, 8 p.m.

Filmed over a six year period, this film explores the the life and multi-layered passions of Sydney counter-culture personality, Jaimie Leonarder. It captures the essence and humanity of the enigmatic mental health worker and the extraordinary creative community around him.

13

Film: Light Bulb 08 Present: Love And Anarchy - The Wild Wild World Of Jaimie Leonarder (2003)

13 Sep 2007, 8 p.m.

Filmed over a six year period, this film explores the the life and multi-layered passions of Sydney counter-culture personality, Jaimie Leonarder. It captures the essence and humanity of the enigmatic mental health worker and the extraordinary creative community around him. Leonarder is the man behind the Mu-Mesons, the influential noise band loved by Richard Kern, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and Mike Patton (Fantomas, Faith No More, Mr Bungle) all of whom appear in the film. Comprised of manic depressives and schizophrenics, the band was inspired by Leonarder's early career working as a diversional therapist with the mentally ill and his love of underground music culture and performance. This film is a must for fans of outsider music and art, and if you loved The Cramps Live at Napa State Mental Hospital, you will love Jaimie. PLUS: DJ set by Potra Poika

16

Film: My Name Is Albert Ayler

16 Sep 2007, 7 p.m.

Kaspar Collin's rightly praised documentary on the life of the founding voice of free jazz whose impact still heard and felt throughout improvised music. As Ayler said " If people don't like now, they will".

19

Film: !Cantina Latina! Presents Paloma De Papel (2003)

19 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Beautifully shot and emotionally-charged story of a ten year old boy whose childhood is caught between political allegiance and personal freedom. Set in the iced-peaked Andean mountains of Peru, Paper Dove is a deeply moving humanistic film based on a true story.

20

Film: Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

20 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Werner Herzog's experimental Sci-Fi feature film Wild Blue Yonder has finally got general release in the UK!

23

Film: Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

23 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Werner Herzog's experimental Sci-Fi feature film Wild Blue Yonder has finally got general release in the UK!

25

Film: End Of Suburbia (2004)

25 Sep 2007, 8 p.m.

Since World War II North Americans have invested much of their new-found wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. This film explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era with global demand for fossil fuels beginning to outstrip supply.

27

Film: Fantastic Planet (1973)

27 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

With its powerful allegories about cultural ignorance and genocide La Planète sauvage AKA Fantastic Planet is a surrealist story based on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

28

Film: Parent's And Babies Screening

28 Sep 2007, 1 p.m.

film tbc

28

Film: Interstella 5555 (2003)

28 Sep 2007, 7:30 p.m.

The band Daft Punk didn't produce a few music videos for their ground breaking "Discovery" album. They made a whole Animé-style film to go alongside it.

29

Film: The Other Possibility (2007)

29 Sep 2007, 9 p.m.

"I know, lets you and me swap blood, at least there’s music in mine." Upon discovering that she has an incurable blood cancer, Kaz Hauser, a feisty Berlin music journalist, heads to England to seek out the father she's never met and save her soul. Kaz is about to take the journey of a lifetime to get a better grasp on her past and maybe find a cure for her future…

07

Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

7 Oct 2007, 8 p.m.

One of the films that you have always heard of and never had the opportunity to see. Tonight is your night. Hiroshima Mon Amour is about a man and a woman who come together in Hiroshima 13 years after it was blasted by the atomic bomb. £4/3

17

Film: ¡Cantina Latina! Presents "Play"

17 Oct 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Cristina and Tristan both spend their summer living in a hot and polluted Santiago de Chile. However Tristan’s life is falling apart. His girlfriend leaves him, his job is interrupted by a strike and his suitcase is stolen. On the other side of the city, Cristina’s quiet life is changing. She finds the suitcase inside a rubbish bin and enters Tristan’s world through his headphones, his cigarettes and becomes a silent witness to his downfall. The two strangers both wander the city searching for love but never quite seem to find each other.

04

Film: Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

4 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most cult films in the history of cinema, directed by genius French film maker Alain Resnais.

04

Film: Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

4 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most cult films in the history of cinema, directed by genius French film maker Alain Resnais.

08

Film: Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

8 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most cult films in the history of cinema, directed by genius French film maker Alain Resnais.

08

Film: Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

8 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most cult films in the history of cinema, directed by genius French film maker Alain Resnais.

08

Film: Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

8 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most cult films in the history of cinema, directed by genius French film maker Alain Resnais.

14

Film: ¡Cantina Latina! - En Brasil Quasi Irmaos (2004)

14 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

They could have been brothers united by music, but are ultimately separated by Brazil. Scripted by Paulo Lins (City of God) Almost Brothers is a tour de force account on the tensions of the uneasy relationship between the white middle class and the black slums in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tonight is a special night: Special Guests from Filhos de Bimba Capoeira group demonstrating Capoeira and Samba after the film!

22

Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

22 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Famous for its innovative use of flashbacks and directed by genius French filmmaker Alain Resnais, it is based on a screenplay by French writer Marguerite Duras. Highly acclaimed, it is considered as the first film of the French New Wave.

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Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

25 Nov 2007, 7:30 a.m.

Famous for its use of flashbacks, the film is based on a screenplay by Marguerite Duras.

25

Film: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

25 Nov 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Famous for its innovative use of flashbacks and directed by genius French filmmaker Alain Resnais, it is based on a screenplay by French writer Marguerite Duras. Highly acclaimed, it is considered as the first film of the French New Wave.

02

Film: The Wrong Box (1966)

2 Dec 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Hilarious black comedy with a host of excellent classic actors: Peter Cooke, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Michael Caine to name a few…Two brothers, each eligible to inherit a trust, go to fiendish lengths in their determination to be the sole survivor.

06

Film: The Heritage Of The Griot (1995)

6 Dec 2007, 7 p.m.

This haunting film, from Burkina Faso has been programmed in partnership with tomorrow night's A Bit Crack storytelling guest, one of Britain's best-loved storytellers Sally Pomme Clayton.

11

Film: Special Documentary Night

11 Dec 2007, 6 p.m.

Northern Film & Media and FourDocs invites the documentary filmmaking community of North East to come to a special screening and meet-and-greet with Kate Vogel, Commissioning Editor of Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder and Charlie Phillips, Editor of FourDocs. Watch the best short docs from Channel 4 and FourDocs from the last couple of years and then pitch your ideas. Event followed by music and a buffet. All welcome. FREE.

13

Film: Two Films From Straub And Huillet - Change Of Programme

13 Dec 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Due to unforseen events we will not be able to show films from Straub and Huillet tonight. So that you might forgive us, instead we will be showing an excellent Brazilian film from the 1960's and similar to Straub and Huillet's: unusual and innovative. Trust us and be surprised. Film showing at 7.30pm.

15

Film: Occupied Territories - Cancelled

15 Dec 2007, 7 p.m.

The showing of Occupied Territories from Peter Snowdon has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

16

Film: One Way Pendulum (1964)

16 Dec 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Excellent British comedy starring Eric Sykes and George Cole. The Groomkirby family are so wrapped up in their private fantasies that they might as well be living in different worlds.

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Film: Documentaries + Discussion

19 Dec 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Kuwaiti-born Palestinian film-maker Yasmin Fedda has a background in anthropology, and has worked on several film projects in the Middle East, USA and around the UK. Tonight we are pround to announce that she is coming to the Star and Shadow to talk about her life, politics, work, and future projects. We will also be showing two of her excellent short documentaries.

20

Film: Some Like It Hot + Christmas Party! (1959)

20 Dec 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe star in this classic of mistaken identity, the Mob and cross dressing. What more could you ask before Christmas? To be followed by the Star + Shadow Christmas Party, at which cross-dressing will be more than welcome!

06

Film: The Yacoubian Building (2006)

6 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The Yacoubian Building is an Egyptian film which has broken all records across the Arab world, and caused a hail of controversy with its depictions of homosexuality and corruption.

09

Film: 12:08 East Of Bucharest (2006)

9 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Part of the excellent Eastern Europe cinema revival, 12:08 East of Bucharest has been internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. A "gem", a "treat", a "masterpiece", "acutely funny", this is a rare black comedy about Romania and life after communism…

10

Film: The Yacoubian Building (2006)

10 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Yacoubian Building is an Egyptian film which has broken all records across the Arab world, and caused a hail of controversy with its depictions of homosexuality and corruption.

13

Film: 12:08 East Of Bucharest (2006)

13 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Part of the excellent Eastern Europe cinema revival, 12:08 East of Bucharest has been internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. A "Gem", a "treat", a "masterpiece", "acutely funny", this is a rare black comedy about Romania and life after communism…

16

Film: Maria Full Of Grace (2004)

16 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Cantina Latina! Goes to Colombia. Maria, a 17-year-old young woman, takes drastic measures to escape her mundane life in a rural Colombian town.

17

Film: The London Nobody Knows + What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?

17 Jan 2008, 7 p.m.

The 1967 film "The London Nobody Knows" shows the capital how it really is. It helped inspire Saint Etienne's 2006 film "What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?"

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Film: The London Nobody Knows + What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?

18 Jan 2008, 1 p.m.

The 1967 film "The London Nobody Knows" shows the capital how it really is. It helped inspire Saint Etienne's 2006 film "What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?"

18

Film: This Is Tomorrow (2007)

18 Jan 2008, 8 p.m.

In exclusivity at the Star and Shadow cinema, and as part of a limited tour, we will be showing Saint Etienne's new film, This Is Tomorrow. Members of the band will be present to talk about the film, and they will be DJ'ing until midnight afterwards especially for you!

20

Film: This Is Tomorrow (2007)

20 Jan 2008, 5:30 p.m.

In exclusivity at the Star and Shadow cinema, and as part of a limited tour, we will be showing Saint Etienne's new film, This Is Tomorrow.

20

Film: Two Films From Straub And Huillet (1963 And 1965)

20 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A rare opportunity to see two short works by French-born, Italian-based mavericks Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who made rigorous and intellectually stimulating films between 1963 and 2006. Tonight we will be showing their first film Machorka Muff (1963), and Not Reconciled (1965), which has been described as “maddeningly opaque and fragmented, yet abstractly intriguing and curiously resonant”.

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Film: "Piranha Ii" Hosted By Nicko & Joe’S Bad Film Club (1981)

23 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The Bad Film Club invite you to enjoy Piranha 2: Flying Killers, one in a long line of wonderfully abysmal films about small killer animals causing havoc amongst happily holidaying campers, Piranha 2 exceeds its predecessor, the imaginatively named Piranha, in its stupid plot, horrible special affects, bad score and even worse acting!

24

Film: Eyes Wide Open

24 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

In this day and age of surveillance cameras, mobile phones and electric dreams of sheep are we not ALL filmmakers, editing the ever-increasing footage captured via our optical appendages into our own simulacrum of reality (whatever the hell that is)? No? Yes? Then send your submission in to this open-call film and video night.

27

Film: Hidden Sorrows

27 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Film programmed to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Rare and essential documentary chronicling the untold story of the Gypsy persecution by the Nazi, told by Romanian Gypsy survivors.

30

Film: Dark Star (1974)

30 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Welcome to the deep-space cruiser Dark Star; charged with the objective of destroying unstable planets and filled with a top-notch crew of dedicated astronauts.

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Film: Three Documentary Films By Adrin Neatrour

31 Jan 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The Cobbler's Last Tale (38 mins); The Last Kill (40mins); Catch-a-Fishie (50mins). Three documentary films which chronicle a world where traditional occupations have become dying trades, all told with music and humour. In presence of the film maker.

03

Film: Iag Bari: Brass On Fire (2002)

3 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A vibrant, swinging musical documentary about Romanian Gypsy musicians Fanfara Ciocarlia. Beautiful ear-bursting, award winning roma-road movie.

14

Film: The Saddest Music In The World (2003)

14 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Valentines Special, followed by Smiths Disco and special cocktails!

17

Film: The Forbidden Planet (1956)

17 Feb 2008, 7:30 a.m.

In 2257 a reconnaissance spacecraft from Earth lands on distant Altair-IV to try to learn what happened to a research mission that left Earth 20 years earlier…

20

Film: Taking Liberties (2007)

20 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Shocking but hilarious documentary charting the destruction of basic Liberties under New Labour.

21

Film: Schadenfreude (2006)

21 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

After touring around the world, we are happy to present this programme from international artists exploring questions of voyeurism and conflict - themes any activist photographer or film-maker must come to terms with.

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Film: Tovarisch, I Am Not Dead (2007)

24 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A feature documentary by Stuart Urban on his father Garri Urban, one of the 20th century's most extraordinary survivors,who endured both the extremes of Nazism and Communism. Excellent film presented in exclusivity by the director, present at the Star and Shadow tonight.

27

Film: Cuban Film & Social

27 Feb 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Film and discussion with visiting Cubans, followed by a social and music until 11:00pm

28

Film: Network (1976)

28 Feb 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A warm up to our AV 08 festival programme! Media madness reigns supreme in this scathing satire of network television.

03

Film: Av 08 - Regime Change On Air

3 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for this double bill of documentaries, which show how television can be used as a powerful tool in shaping political futures. In the presence of one of the directors.

04

Film: Av 08: Community Radio Night

4 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The Star and Shadow will host a double-bill screening, exploring community radio in other countries, namely Nepal and Brazil. Two fascinating documentaries introduced by a representative from NE1FM, a community radio in Newcastle.

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Film: Av 08 - Cult Tv: The Prisoner

7 Mar 2008, 10:30 p.m.

This special late-night screening shows two episodes of one of Britain’s most iconic cult dramas of the 1960s.

09

Film: La Habanera (1937)

9 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

An example of Sirk's German work which treads similar melodramatic ground to later Hollywood masterpieces.

13

Film: Presenting Film Makers Night: Sarah Pucill

13 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to see the films of Sarah Pucill, London-based artist. Her films address issues of subjectivity, lesbian sexuality, death and mourning, and the connection to the mother, as well as the materiality of film. She will be present tonight to discuss her work.

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Film: Presenting Film Makers Night: Bridge + Tunnel Productions

14 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Newcastle-based Bridge + Tunnel Productions has spent nearly ten years making films about cultural identity, migration and equality, specialising in working with refugees, asylum seekers and ethnic minorities in the region. We showcase their work, including recent projects and work-in-progress.

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Film: Gypsy Film + Music

15 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Beautiful surprise film tonight, followed by two live bands: 7 HERTZ and one of the best Manouche bands around, CARAVAN.

16

Film: Magnificent Obsession (1954)

16 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The breakthrough film which launched Douglas Sirk's Hollywood melodrama era and also Rock Hudsons career.

20

Film: Film + Discussion: Jack Stevenson's Film Collections...

20 Mar 2008, 7 p.m.

Tonight, a fascinating trip into the world of radical political film making from the 60's and 70's, followed by a lecture and the showing of "Grindhouse" films, all presented by specialist and enthusiast Jack Stevenson, coming all the way from Denmark in exclusivity for the Star and Shadow!

23

Film: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

23 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

It is a tradgedy which is so banal in a way and yet in Sirks hands it seems to strike a beautiful and deadly blow to the heart.

26

Film: Divided States Of America (2005)

26 Mar 2008, 7 p.m.

The legendary post-avant-garde group Laibach are documented in this film of their 2004 USA tour.

27

Film: Written On The Wind (1955)

27 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The definitive Douglas Sirk production…

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Film: Xhibit: Young Persons Film Festival Celebration

29 Mar 2008, 6 p.m.

Join us at this FREE event celebrating a films and animations made by young people from across the North East.

30

Film: The Pied Piper Of Hützovina (2006)

30 Mar 2008, 5:30 p.m.

Captivated by his charisma and musical verve, the filmmaker follows the Gypsy Punks of New York's notorious Gogol Bordello, Eugene Hutz, on his trip back to native Ukraine.

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Film: Written On The Wind (1956)

30 Mar 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The definitive Sirk production…

03

Film: Cinema Of The World: When The Tenth Month Comes (1984)

3 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

In this movie, the director captures the essence of the Vietnamese soul: the love of family, responsibility, sacrifice and the warmth of the common people.

06

Film: Babette's Feast (1987)

6 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

An elegant adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s short story which is a feast for the heart, the senses and the spirit.

17

Film: Family Cinema: Flipflopstam

17 Apr 2008, 3:30 p.m.

The first event of the monthly Family Cinema at the Star and Shadow with FlipFlotsam, a fun and colourful documentary showing the fantastic journey of a flip flop travelling across the world.

17

Film: Lights In The Dusk (2006)

17 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Directed and written by the enigmatic Aki Kaurismäki, Lights in the Dusk is a masterpiece of visual beauty and dark humour.

18

Film: Jack Smith And The Destruction Of Atlantis (2006)

18 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

"You probably don't know jack Smith but you should, because Smith, an underground art pioneer, inspired a new wave of bohemians, including Andy Warhol. The documentary Atlantis makes a brilliant introduction." Entertainment weekly

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Film: Family Cinema: Flipflopstam

20 Apr 2008, 2:30 p.m.

The first event of the monthly Family Cinema at the Star and Shadow: FlipFlotsam. Fun and colourful documentary showing the fantastic journey of a flip flop travelling across the world.

20

Film: Sleep Always (2002)

20 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Rare Screening of Super 8 Feature classic

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Film: Sleep Always (2002)

20 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A dark psychological thriller by 2 fiercly independent Canadian filmmakers who invented a new film format Superduper8 in order to shoot this film. It was awarded the "best feature" prize at the 2005 New Jersey International Film Festival.

23

Film: Proud Valley (1940)

23 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Screening of "Proud Valley" by Tyne & Wear branch of Industrial Workers of the World.

24

Film: Red Road ( 2007 )

24 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A startling Glasgow-set drama of obsession and revenge, that won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

26

Film: Inspiring Actions...

26 Apr 2008, 7 p.m.

Documentaries inspiring actions…

27

Film: Red Road (2007)

27 Apr 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A startling Glasgow-set drama of obsession and revenge, that won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

01

Film: Daratt (2006)

1 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Film from Chad inspired by themes a Mozart opera…Won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the venice Film Festival.

08

Film: Romanian Shorts: Alive In The City

8 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A series of short documentaries made by young European film-makers revealing different aspects of life in Romanian cities…

15

Film: Family Cinema: Punam (2005)

15 May 2008, 3:30 p.m.

Following a day in the life of a nine year old Nepali girl called Punam, this documentary reveals her routine, family and friends, hopes and worries. What is life like in Nepal?

15

Film: Daratt (2006)

15 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Film from Chad inspired by themes a Mozart opera…Won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the venice Film Festival.

16

Film: People Like Us

16 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Talk and Screening by Vicki Bennett.

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Film: Family Cinema: Punam (2005)

18 May 2008, 2:30 p.m.

Following a day in the life of a nine year old Nepali girl called Punam, this film reveals her routine, family and friends, hopes and worries. What is life like in Nepal?

18

Film: The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

18 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Patriotic romantic drama set in WWII Britain about the life of Clive Candy, elderly British army officer who believes that war is still fought with honour between gentlemen.

22

Film: Dirty On The Shovel: Indie Films From Australia

22 May 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The indiest band in the world come to the Star and Shadow Cinema - on film from Australia.

01

Film: Hairspray (1988)

1 Jun 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Hairspray - the real one from the legendary John Waters.

05

Film: Cinema Of The World: Half Moon (2003)

5 Jun 2008, 7:30 p.m.

A new and wonderful film from Iran for ONE SPECIAL NIGHT ONLY!

22

Film: Cult Film Season: Superstarlet Ad (2000)

22 Jun 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Trasho mondo of the highest order.

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Film: Cult Film Season: Singapore Sling (1991)

26 Jun 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Greek auteur Nikos Nikolaidis brings us a pitch-black neo-noir old-dark-house sex-horror comedy.

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Film: South (1919)

29 Jun 2008, 7:30 p.m.

South is the rare film record of one of the most incredible adventure stories of all time: Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 - 1917.

01

Film: Battle Of The Somme (1916)

1 Jul 2008, 6:30 p.m.

Contemporary silent documentary. The film will be accompanied by an audio experience and short introductory talk. Two screenings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

02

Film: Dressing Granite (2007)

2 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Feature-length drama made entirely in Cornwall on a micro-budget. A moving story of the relationship between an elderly man and his son, who are both stone-masons. Afterwards, stick around for a folk-session in the bar.

06

Film: Cult Film Season: The Whole Shooting Match + The King Of Texas (1979)

6 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

If you liked the paydirt in No Country for Old Men, Eagle Pennell’s legendary humourous Texan saga of two natural born losers is a classic cult movie.

10

Film: Cult Film Season: Leaving Las Vegas (1996)

10 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Edgy suicidal self destruction in booze movie of a one way ticket to oblivion.

13

Film: Cult Film Season: Kiss Me Deadly (1958)

13 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Classic and acclaimed film noir which influenced the work of none the less than Lynch, Speilberg and Tarantino.

17

Film: Cult Film Season: Born In Flames (1983)

17 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Riot Grrrl classic Born in Flames explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States Socialist Democracy.

18

Film: The Private Archives Of Pablo Escobar (2003)

18 Jul 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Colombian film maker Marc de Beaufort’s ‘The Private Archives of Pablo Escobar’ attempts to straddle both the pop and political with this revealing documentary portrait of a complex man who grew freakishly rich and powerful from the drug trade. Rising from petty criminal to fearsomely influential political mover and shaker, Escobar managed to simultaneously present himself as ruthless, violent criminal whilst knowingly cultivating a kind of modern day ‘Robin Hood’ persona. Film screened at 8.30pm. Part of an special evening of visual art exhibitions from 7.30 featuring visual artist Peter Kennard's work on Pinochet's, photographer Jason Howe's Colombian project, and an exhibition of an iconic images from a children's Cuban sticker album. Part of ¡VAMOS! and ¡Cantina Latina! Free

20

Film: The Eye Of The Devil (1966)

20 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Occult and supernatural themes, and with an impressive cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Donald Pleasance, David Hemmings and Sharon Tate.

24

Film: Cult Film Season: Funeral, Parade Of Roses (1969)

24 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Well known to have had a direct influence on Kubrick's career.

26

Film: Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)

26 Jul 2008, 3 p.m.

Part of the MADE IN USSR event. Based on a true story about a family from Yorkshire who defect to East Germany for a life of Marxist utopia behind the Iron Curtain…? The first screening of Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution will be at 3pm, followed by a Q&A with two stars of the film - Brittany Ashworth (Alex Ratcliffe) and Nigel Betts (Uncle Philip). And if you can't make that screening, we will be showing it again at 7.30pm as part of a more social affair! Come along, hang out, join in and have fun!

27

Film: Under The Bombs (2007)

27 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

This astonishing piece of filmmaking was one of our favourites at the Venice Film Festival last year.

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Film: Under The Bombs (2007)

30 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

This astonishing piece of filmmaking was one of our favourites at the Venice Film Festival last year.

31

Film: Film Event - Home Movies Night

31 Jul 2008, 7:30 p.m.

An opportunity to get any old reels of film from the attic and have them carefully projected at the cinema.

07

Film: Zelig (1983)

7 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The first in our Woody-Allen-and-Mia-Farrow season. Zelig is a ‘mockmentary’ about personality, conformity, celebrity and love; shot and edited so perfectly!

11

Film: Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

11 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The second of our Not-So-Commonly-Seen-in-Woody-Allen-Seasons season, Broadway Danny Rose is a tribute to the show-biz world of lounge entertainment.

14

Film: The Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985)

14 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The third of our Woody-Allen-at-the-Star-and-Shadow season, The Purple Rose of Cairo is a tale of cinema and love.

17

Film: On The Map

17 Sep 2008, 7 p.m.

ON THE MAP documents intimate discussions with un/documented people who tell stories of migration & life between the cracks. This thirty-two minute Video-DVD was shot on location in Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad. It examines current intra-regional migration with a focus on the Guyanese migrant experience into Barbados. It explores the views of the host country, exposes institutional abuse & demonstrates gaps between the official stand and the actual experience of unskilled Caribbean migrants. An exclusive Q&A via Skype with the director/ artist, Annalee Davis (based in Barbados) will follow the screening! A MAS-sample event

18

Film: Billy Liar (1963)

18 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Classic Brit film of the early sixties based on Keith Waterhouse's play. Stars Tom Courtney as the irresponsible, irrepressible Billy, Thora Hird as his mother and Julie Christie as Liz, If you haven't seen don't miss it. If you have seen it come and watch it again.

21

Film: Sweet And Lowdown (2000)

21 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The fourth in our What-a-Soundtrack! season. Sweet and Lowdown tells of a guitar playing genius, second only to Django Reinhardt.

24

Film: Pixel Vision

24 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Electronic Folk Art! Jerry Fialka comes all the way from the US to present the beSt of a very strange and interesting festival…

25

Film: Radio Days (1987)

25 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The fifth in our Nostalgic-and-Sentimental-Woody-Allen season. Radio Days is a charming memoir of the bygone radio era.

28

Film: Bad Film Club Is Retracted (2005)

28 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

APOLOGIES THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE. PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE ALTERNATIVE. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW… The ultimate in our Woody-Allen-Made-a-Stinker season. Matchpoint is Woody’s favourite film (of his own) – but then apparently he doesn’t watch his films once they’re released so how would he know. (These facts are from IMDB.com so they must be true!) Perhaps it’s a bit cruel to show it with a live commentary from hosts of the Bad Film Club. Let’s hope he has a sense of humour.

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Film: Manhattan (1979)

28 Sep 2008, 7:30 p.m.

By popular demand, we will be showing Woody Allen's classic MANHATTAN this Sunday at 7.30pm. COME DRESSED AS WOODY HIMSELF AND GET IN FOR HALF PRICE! Enjoy Woody-inspired cocktails, music in the bar, a must-see-before-you-die movie and the sight of 'Woody Allen'(s) walking through the cinema.

01

Film: Herzog

1 Oct 2008, noon

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01

Film: Reel News Uk Tour

1 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Inspirational films from the London activist video collective and guests, and the chance to make your own news and screen it on the night. Camp for Climate Action, Smash EDO Arms Factory campaign, Anti-Academies teachers occupation, miscarriages of justice plus campaign speakers, discussion and music.

05

Film: Gay In The Gardens

5 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Candid documentary portrait of the notorious "Gardens" area of Newcastle…

08

Film: The Unwinking Gaze, Presented By Sama Festival (2008)

8 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The result of 18 months’ unprecedented access to the Dalai Lama in his exile home in Dharamsala, Northern India, The Unwinking Gaze offers a unique portrait of the Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader and his recent working life.

12

Film: Eyes Wide Open - Open Submission Night

12 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Our regular open submission night that should not be taken lightly! Many of our film makers have since been propelled into the jaws of Hollywood…

15

Film: Cocalero (2007)

15 Oct 2008, 7 p.m.

!Cantina Latina! will screen Cocalero, a documentary centered on the current and first indigenous president of Bolivia Evo Morales and the union formed by Bolivian Coca farmers in response to their government's (under pressure from the US) efforts to eradicate the traditional Andean coca crops.

16

Film: Peter Whitehead Retrospective: The Word And The Image

16 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Tonight we celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1968 through the work of an underground hero of British documentary film: Peter Whitehead. With Pink Floyd and University students protesting against the Viet-Nam war.

17

Film: Death Note (2006)

17 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Kaneko's thrilling story begins when brilliant college student Light Yagami finds a mysterious Notebook that will allow him to rid the world of it's criminals. An intrinsic battle of wits commences when talented detective, and future nemisis, L reveals his identity in order to capture Light. Gripping Japanese yarn; boasting it's own set of rules.

19

Film: Gumshoe (1971)

19 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

The mid-life crisis comes early for Eddie Ginley in Gumshoe, a truly odd comedy/drama set in early 70s Liverpool. Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Albert Finney.

22

Film: Silent Running (1972)

22 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Directing début by special effects master Trumbull Silent Running is a downbeat, post-nuclear war fantasy in which a scientist refuses to destroy the remaining elements of organic life aboard his orbiting space greenhouse.

23

Film: Bridge And Tunnel Productions Night: The King And I

23 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

An exploration of friendship, masculinity and race which focuses on the relationship between Russ, a council worker from Newcastle, and the most famous person in the world, boxer Muhammad Ali.

26

Film: Home Of Your Own + The Plank (1964 And 1967)

26 Oct 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Two films without dialogue from the 1960s, they will be of special interest to those interested in construction work Wild West style.

30

Film: Bidesh

30 Oct 2008, 7 p.m.

This is a documentary by a local film-maker exploring the reactions of young Asian people to their experiences of racism.

09

Film: Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

9 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

On the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War we are showing Attenborough's satirical and scathing observation of the time up to and during the Great War reflected in the songs of the period.

14

Film: African In Motion: Clouds Over Conakry (2007)

14 Nov 2008, 5 p.m.

Guinean filmmaker Cheick Fantamady Camara's debut feature proposes a romantic twist on the recurrent tradition-versus-modernity theme of African cinema, as a lovestruck cartoonist learns the spirits have chosen him instead of his religious older brother to succeed his father as imam of Guinea's capital, Conakry.

16

Film: Fred Wiseman Season: Hospital L (1969)

16 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Wiseman's second movie covers the daily action in outpatients and emergency in a large New York hospital; rated by New York magazine as one of the most memorable films made in the city.

19

Film: La Bete (The Beast) (1975)

19 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Intially banned from British screens for 25 years. La Bete tells the story of a poor family, pleased when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to marry their son. A striking and usual take on both beauty and the beast, and liberation of inner desires. La Bete displays imagination and an erotic insight into Borowczyk's style.

20

Film: Changing Perspectives 2

20 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Part of a multimedia archive project addressing the reactions to the bicentenary of the 1807 Slave Trade Act of 25 African families living in North East England.

23

Film: Fred Wiseman Season: Racetrack (1985)

23 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Beginning with the birth of a thoroughbred foal and running through to the conclusion of the Belmont stakes in 1981, Racetrack is not so much horse feathers as real flesh as Wiseman's camera probes the darker recesses of the industry.

26

Film: Xxy (2008)

26 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Drama from Argentina about a 15 year old hermaphrodite Alex, who lives in a quiet fishing community, much to the confusion and fascination of the local villagers.

30

Film: Fred Wiseman Season: Missile (1987)

30 Nov 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Wiseman doesn't frighten the audience with apocalyptic scenes of nuclear holocaust. Missile simply documents the step by step training of 4315 airborne squadron, the young men and women whose fingers are on the button. Litterally.

03

Film: Northern Lights Film Festival: Go With Peace Jamil (2008)

3 Dec 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Go With Peace Jamil is about ancient religious hatred, love, punishment, guilt, redemption, being responsible for one’s own actions and refusing a path of violence.

04

Film: Northern Lights Film Festival: Tsietsi My Hero (2006)

4 Dec 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Director Portia Rankoane will be present, all the way from South Africa, to introduce this poignant documentary. The film is about T. Mashinini, the leader of the Soweto student uprising, and the apartheid government’s most wanted man in 1976. Plus South African DJ to finish the night!

06

Film: Huutajat - Screaming Men (2003)

6 Dec 2008, 2 p.m.

The Star & Shadow celebrates Finnish Independence Day with a showing of this fascinating insight into John Peel's favourite Scandinavian band, Mieskuoro Huutajat.

07

Film: Fred Wiseman Season: State Legislature (2007)

7 Dec 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Wiseman's hommage to the democratic process charts the activities of the Idaho State Legislature as it discusses and debates: school violence, second hand smoke, Mad Cow Disease, illegal immigration and video voyeurism.

10

Film: African In Motion: As Old As My Tongue + Live Music! (2007)

10 Dec 2008, 7 p.m.

Film: As Old as My Tongue about the remarkable story of the oldest singer in the world, Zanzibari legend Bi Kidude. Followed by live Music from Sierra leone!

11

Film: Africa In Motion: Ezra (2007)

11 Dec 2008, 7 p.m.

In the year 2000, it was estimated that some 300,000 children were serving as soldiers in armed conflicts in more than thirty countries around the world. Inspired by his own war-torn upbringing, Aduaka's film is the story of seven year-old Ezra, who is kidnapped by rebels on the way to school.

14

Film: Africa In Motion: International Interactive Film Workshop

14 Dec 2008, 2 p.m.

Join Star & Shadow film makers Christo Waller & Andy Jones in a live link up with South African documentary maker Mayenzeke Baza and a team of young film producers from Mandela Bay Pictures for an afternoon of experimentation with multimedia film technology including mobile phone & flip cameras.

14

Film: Africa In Motion: Clouds Over Conakry (2007)

14 Dec 2008, 5 p.m.

Guinean filmmaker Cheick Fantamady Camara's debut feature proposes a romantic twist on the recurrent tradition-versus-modernity theme of African cinema, as a lovestruck cartoonist learns the spirits have chosen him instead of his religious older brother to succeed his father as imam of Guinea's capital, Conakry.

14

Film: Africa In Motion: Sms Sugar Man (2006)

14 Dec 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Johannesburg - an evil ugly city on a Christmas Eve. This is the turf of the lonely and the damned and no more damned can they be than Sugar Man (Kaganof) cruising the streets in his Automatic 1966 Valiant 200, continually on his mobile phone, peddling his girls to wealthy black punters.

18

Film: The Red Balloon + White Mane (1953 And 1956)

18 Dec 2008, 7 p.m.

Two super cult French films about childhood

21

Film: Consent

21 Jan 2009, 7 p.m.

Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC) are celebrating their 30th Year! As part of the celebrations TRCC are screening "Consent" and asking audiences to stay for an informal discussion in the Star & Shadow Bar afterwards.

25

Film: Badlands + Discussion (1973)

25 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most striking cinematic debuts of all time, Terrence Malick's super cult film Badlands has brilliant cinematography, a haunting soundtrack and beautiful performances from its two young leads. Film followed by a discussion with a specialist of American culture.

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Film: This Event Has Been Canceled (2008)

28 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Captain Wardobe Must Die Mirroring real life events. after a chance meeting an inept film maker seizes upon the opportunity to make a documentary about the comeback of the equally inept and unstable nineties underground techno legend Captain Wardrobe.

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Film: Eyes Wide Open

29 Jan 2009, 7:30 p.m.

This is an open submission video night, but will also feature videos and digital photography delights produced by the Year 2 Interactive media course at Gateshead college – Bring your films. One per film maker. max 15 minutes. Any format.

15

Film: Finding Nemo (2003)

15 Mar 2009, 3 p.m.

Classic post-post-modern fable of friendship?

15

Film: Oh, Mr Porter (1937)

15 Mar 2009, 7:30 p.m.

This is the best and most famous of Will Hay's films from the pre-war era. Like the Marx Brothers, but British, this bumbling madcap trio manage to save the day when posted at a isolated train station where suspicious goings on are afoot …

24

Film: Hollywood Rock N Roll Double Bill

24 Mar 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Documentaries on the Runaways and Rodney Bingenheimer - possibly with live music

22

Film: Russ Meyer's Vixen (1968)

22 Apr 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Politics and sexploitation combine in Meyer's taboo-busting exploration of racism, violence and the creeping threat of Communism, and featuring the IRA and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police!

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Film: Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1931)

23 Apr 2009, 7:30 p.m.

R.L. Stevenson’s celebrated tale of terror, first published in 1886, has inspired countless screen adaptations, but none has ever matched the achievement of the very first sound version: R. Mamoulian's sensual and stylish masterpiece of 1931. Academy Award winner for F. March for his virtuoso performance. Rare, terrifying, stunning.

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Film: The Reinactors (2008`)

8 May 2009, 7:30 p.m.

UK PREMIERE - SCREENING & AFTER-PARTY IN THE BAR The Reinactors interweaves the disparate lives of film character impersonators and celebrity look-a-likes on Hollywood Boulevard over the span of a year. Recognizable characters and stars of movies are portrayed by self-employed rogues who forge a living one-dollar at a time, posing for photos with tourists.

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Film: Viva + Music! (2007)

9 May 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Hot lounge tunes, go-go dancers, drug education and nudie cutie films and live music!

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Film: The Telly Savalas Quota Quickies

17 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

17

Film: Starlight Serenade

17 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

17

Film: Get Em Off

17 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Media Man

25 Jun 2009, 7:30 p.m.

16

Film: Special People (2008)

16 Jul 2009, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Ukelear Meltdown: The Movie (2009)

19 Jul 2009, 2 p.m.

Featuring the Dulwich Ukulele Club, Molly and Me, Eilidh Macaskill, Cat Green Bike and Staggerin' Jon Lee, UKELEAR MELTDOWN: The Movie looks at the phenomenal success of the second national festival of extreme Ukulele and the big personalities with small instruments. Come and see if you can spot yourself! And due to popular demand (and the permission of director William Preston Robertson) we're showing UM: THE MOVIE as a double bill with ROCK THAT UKE - the film that started it all.

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Film: In Transition (2009)

9 Sep 2009, 7 p.m.

The Premiere of the new documentary charting the spread of the inspiring Transition Movement; could this be our best chance yet of surviving climate change and peak oil?

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Film: Vampira: Double Bill (2006/1959)

7 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

VAMPIRA THE MOVIE (2006) and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959). This double bill brings together Kevin Sean Michels 2006 documentary and Ed Wood Jr.’s ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’, in which Maila Nurmi starred, and which has been described as the "worst movie ever made". It really is that good!

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Film: Andromeda Strain (1971)

8 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

A small town in New Mexico is almost wiped out after a space probe crashes there…You will not believe this science is science fiction.

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Film: The Monks - The Transatlantic Feedback (2007)

15 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK (2007) The Monks were 5 American GI’s in cold war Germany who billed themselves as the anti-Beatles; they were heavy on feedback and nihilism, had strange haircuts, mocked the military and rocked harder than any of their mid-sixties counterparts while creating a marriage between art and pop music that presaged the Velvet Underground.

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Film: Billy Childish Is Dead (2005)

21 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

A documentary by Graham Bendel Musician, writer, painter, enigma, cultural icon - all of these and more apply to Billy Childish. He’s influenced the lives and art of White Stripes, Tracey Emin, Larry Clark and Kurt Cobain. Over three years in the making, "Billy Childish Is Dead" is the first ever in-depth documentary to explore the extraordinary life of the man behind the myth.

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Film: Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927)

22 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Cinematic landmark in the history of film, this film is unmissable. Showing tonight on a special new 35mm print sent by the British Film Institute - a very rare occasion to see this gorgeous film with such image quality. Accompanied by the restored original soundtrack from 1927.

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Film: The Devil And Daniel Johnston (2006)

23 Oct 2009, 7:32 p.m.

Documentary showing covering Daniels life as a troubled artist through his cassette tape and super-8 recordings and interviews with friends and family. This is a beautiful portrait of a man struggling with his demons and the resultant art that came from it. The film will be followed by music from Johnny Valentine and John Egdel and a showing of the Laurie and Daniel reunion featurette.

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Film: The Magic Hour (2009)

13 Nov 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The Magic Hour is a dhort film sheme for disabled directors. It's also a feature composed of 5 shorts which was premiered recently at the London film Festival 2009. The screening is accompanied by a Q&A with filmmakers Katherine Arienello and Willaim Mager.

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Film: From Australia: Two Films About Obsession By Megan Spencer

18 Nov 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Megan Spencer is one of Australia's most well-known film-makers, critics and broadcasters. Her documentary work often explores the space between fandom and fame, and tonight we show her groundbreaking documentaries on Aussie Rules football fans (Heathens) and one woman's love of pro-wrestling (Lovestruck). Megan will join us (via the miracle of Skype) from Fiji.

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Film: Sholay (Flames Of The Sun) (1975)

22 Nov 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Finally! An awesome Indian film whips its way into the Star and Shadow programme. A truly spectacular film kicks off our (hopefully) regular INDIAN FILM NIGHT. Sholay 1975 was directed by Ramesh Sippy and is an absolute classic, a massive hit at the time around the world.

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Film: Demand Dignity (2009)

25 Nov 2009, 7:30 p.m.

An Amnesty International campaign. Around the world, people living inpoverty are challenging abuses of power and demanding a voice in decisions that sffect their lives. In this film, people in 3 different communities in different parts of the world tell their own stories of struggle for dignity and human rights… With speakers Peter Sagar - Amnesty International UK NE and Yorkshire Regional Rep. And Naomi McAuliffe, Campaign Manager for the Demand Dignity Campaign from Amnesty International UK

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Film: Double Bill: Breakfast Club And Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1985, 1986)

29 Nov 2009, 5 p.m.

A tribute to the king of 80s teen movies, director John Hughes.

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Film: Electra Glide In Blue (1973)

9 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Neo-Western

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Film: Christmas On Mars And Zaireeka Experiment (2008)

10 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Best described as Erasorhead meets Wizard of Oz, this is a disturbing look at what Christmas might be like in a twisted, scary broken version of the future. Warning : Contains Disturbing Scenes Of Genitalia. Followed by a playback on Zaireeka by the Flaming Lips, where we will playback multiple CDs from the album simulateneusly. Bring a CD player and join in!

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Film: Bus 174 (2002)

13 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

In the summer of 2000, in Rio de Janeiro, a 21-year-old hijacked a commuter bus and held its passengers hostage…

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Film: Open Film Night - Entries Needed!

17 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Anybody who has made a film under 10 minutes can come along and share their film on a big screen! FREE

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Film: A Christmas Tale (Un Conte De Noël) (2008)

18 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy mince pies, mulled wine, music and a light-heartedly depressing family Christmas film! A dysfunctional middle class family are brought together at Christmas-time in Arnaud Despleschin's 2008 dark Christmas movie. The great Catherine Deneurve and the mercurial Mathieu Almalric star in this tragi-comic delight. PLUS… MeandthetwinS will be playing a LIVE set after the film as a special treat!

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Film: The Gremlins (1984)

20 Dec 2009, 7:30 p.m.

They are back…

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Film: Subsonics: Avant-Garde Music Films From Australia (2003)

13 Jan 2010, 7:30 p.m.

SUBSONICS was a documentary series about experimental music that was produced in 2003 for Australian TV channel SBS. Under the editorial eye of musician Oren Ambarchi, it traced an arc from the classical avant-garde of the '50s through to today's laptop generation. Made on a budget of £400 per episode and edited on iMovie, the series featured such key figures as Masonna, Sun Ra, Faust, Harry Partch and Phill Niblock.

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Film: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1967)

19 Jan 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo.

20

Film: Tales From The Isles (1920s-1960s)

20 Jan 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Four films from the Scottish Screen Archive reflecting on life in the Scottish Isles

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Film: Zanjeer (1973)

29 Jan 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The second of our new Hindi film night slot.

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Film: For A Few Dollars More (1965)

9 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The man with no name is back… The man in black is waiting! As if one wasn't enough . . . as if death needed a double!

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Film: Bricks And Mortar (Various,)

11 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

A collection of Artists film and video that use architecture as their main theme. Includes a performance by Mat Fleming and Gordon Matta-Clark's Conical Intersect.

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Film: Valentine Double Bill

14 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

two films- first super smooshy for those that want it second super anti valentine. OR… a MARATHON tear jerkers day. It is a sunday… look at page on wiki. This will also include a queer film.

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Film: Valentine Double Bill

14 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

two films- first super smooshy for those that want it second super anti valentine. OR… a MARATHON tear jerkers day. It is a sunday… look at page on wiki.

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Film: A Fistful Of Dollars (1964)

16 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge…

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Film: The Rumble Man: Link Wray (1997)

17 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

One of the most influential guitar players of all time, Link Wray pioneered an overdriven, distorted electric guitar sound, and invented the power chord, paving the way for punk and heavy rock. THE RUMBLE MAN follows the guitarist on his 1996 UK tour, and features classic tracks like 'Rumble' and 'Rawhide', as well as the man himself on music, life and friendship.

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Film: The Films Of Enrico Cocozza (1950-60s)

18 Feb 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Five short films by Enrico Cocozza film maker showing his diverse subject range Enrico Cocozza (1921–1997), was a Scottish filmmaker who won many film awards during the 1940s and 1950s. His often surreal films were mainly filmed in and around the town of Wishaw in Scotland, where his family owned the popular Belhaven Cafe. These include Chic's Day (1950), a prize winner at the 1951 Scottish Amateur Film Festival, The Living Ghost (1957), and Glasgow's Docklands (1959). Illness later forced him to give up making films and he spent most of his working life teaching at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In 2001 he was the subject of the Channel 4 documentary Artery: the Story of Enrico Cocozza.

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Film: Copenhagen - "System Change Not Climate Change!" (2010)

3 Mar 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Reel News return to the Star and Shadow to show their new film about social and environmental protests at the Copenhagen Climate Talks. COPENHAGEN - "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE!" PLUS: BOLIVIA IS NOT FOR SALE!

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Film: Ten Skies (2004)

8 Mar 2010, 9 p.m.

Ten Skies is one of the great works of US experimental filmmaker James Benning: ten shots of the sky, each lasting ten minutes.

10

Film: Power Down

10 Mar 2010, 9 p.m.

With only communal energy and candles as fuel, expect to see mesmerising pre-cinematic technologies and early animation devices including shadow puppetry, magic lanterns and the predecessor of the zoetrope…

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Film: Craig Baldwin: Mock Up On Mu (2008)

11 Mar 2010, 9 p.m.

Special guest appearance by Craig Baldwin, filmmaker and founder of the Other Cinema in San Francisco. Mock Up On Mu (114 mins) is a radical mix of spy, sci-fi, Western and even horror genres.

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Film: Pulgasari (1978)

17 Mar 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Produced by movie buff Kim Jong-Il, Pulgasari is a giant-monster movie directed by kidnapped South Korean director Shin Sang-ok. When a blacksmith is imprisoned, he creates a doll out of rice, which comes alive with a drop of blood. A fable on the power of the collective in the fight against evil Capitalism?

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Film: Eyes Wide Open

18 Mar 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Open Submission film night!

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Film: Takeshis (2005)

21 Mar 2010, 7:30 a.m.

A new old film from an absolute master.

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Film: Hindi Film Night

28 Mar 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Our regular Hindi film night. Featuring films as picked by our audience.

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Film: File Under Sacred Music (2004)

31 Mar 2010, 7:30 p.m.

In 1978 The Cramps played a legendary gig at Napa State Mental Institute, California, 25 years later, artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard set about remaking the infamous video of that show… This is 'File under Sacred Music'

07

Film: Thundercrack! (1975)

7 Apr 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The most unique cult film of the 70s, and imbued with the spirit of sexual anarchy rife in that decades San Francisco, THUNDERCRACK! is an outrageous parody on "The Old Dark House" plot —i.e., a group of people forced to take refuge in a remote, creepy estate during a storm—THUNDERCRACK! features about half a dozen young people who are as uninhibited as they are attractive and get it on in various combinations (and positions). An absolute must see for any and all fans of John Water-esque bad taste, and exploitation cult weirdness.

14

Film: Our Oil, And Other Tales

14 Apr 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Censored documentary about the environmental and social impact of Venezuela's oil industry, by the Gattacicova Collective

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Film: Street Trash (1987)

17 Apr 2010, 7:30 p.m.

This shocker will most likely appeal to fans of pitch-black beyond-bad-taste comedy.

09

Film: Hausu (1977)

9 Jun 2010, 7:30 p.m.

This tripped out, kaleidoscopic and thoroughly Japanese comedy-horror features a murderous lampshape, a creepy cat and seven teenage girls murdered one by one by an old woman’s possessed mansion.

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Film: Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (1970)

16 Jun 2010, 7:30 p.m.

This Czech psychoactive period piece is bizarre and impossible to pin down but strangely joyful and almost ephemeral in the parts.

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Film: Until The Light Takes Us (2008)

25 Jun 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture. Watch a trailer here: http://www.blackmetalmovie.com/

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Film: Until The Light Takes Us (2008)

26 Jun 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Until The Light Takes Us goes behind the highly sensationalized media reports of "Satanists running amok in Europe" to examine the complex and largely misunderstood principles and beliefs that led to this rebellion against both Christianity and modern culture.

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Film: Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie (2009)

30 Jun 2010, 7:30 p.m.

From a California garage to Royal Albert Hall, Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie is a documentary film by Dianna Dilworth that explores how the haunting sound of an ingenious contraption called the Mellotron changed the production and texture of popular music, from The Beatles and The Moody Blues to Radiohead and Kanye West.

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Film: Tears Of Kongo (2009)

28 Jul 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Documentary film captures the ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Kongo. It shows not only the reason of this war, but also its consequent impact on the local kids and women who have been raped and slaughtered during these years of war.

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Film: Listen To Venezuela (2009)

29 Jul 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Listen To Venezuela takes the viewer into a contemporary revolution and extraordinary experiment in radical democracy and social justice. This ambitious documentary evokes the scale and difficulties of radical social change in a political and poetic collage. Come and judge for yourself whether it succeeds in the task. The film-makers will also be present at the screening and will take part in a Q&A afterwards, so don't miss out on a good chance to find out more about the film directly from them, or take them to task if you're not convinced.

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Film: Breathless (2009)

30 Jul 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Winner of over 13 much lauded awards at international film festivals including 2009 in Rotterdam. Yang Ik-june's gruesome and harsh directorial debut tells the story a lowlife debt collector exercising thuggish ways to collect his money. The recipient of nothing but anger since his childhood, he expresses himself through violence.

04

Film: Rio Breaks

4 Sep 2010, 7 p.m.

Brazilian surf film documentary

15

Film: Food, Inc. (2008)

15 Sep 2010, 7:30 p.m.

In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. After the Film join us for nibbles produced by Richard of Singing Kettle and Scrumpy Willow and hear about the launch of Flexigraze meat buying scheme

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Film: 10,000 Kilometers (2010)

19 Sep 2010, 7:30 p.m.

10,000 Kilometers is a skateboard documentary filmed on the Trans-Siberian Railway and brought to you by Patrik Wallner.

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Film: The Milk Of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) [This Event Is Cancelled] (2009)

30 Sep 2010, 5:30 p.m.

La Teta Asustada is a 2009 film by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa. The film addresses the fears of abused women during Peru's recent history. It won various awards and was nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Picture. The screening is followed by discussion with anthropologist Kimberly Theidon.

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Film: Before Sunrise (1995)

10 Oct 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Two travellers (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) meet on a train and impulsively decide to spend one night together in Vienna. This film will make you want to buy an interrail pass and jump on the next Eurostar.

14

Film: A Minority Pastime

14 Oct 2010, 7:30 p.m.

It's been said of this documentary on fox hunting: ‘For anyone who loves animals this film is a ‘must see’. It takes an objective look into the cruel world of fox hunting and the people who continue to break the law in order to satisfy their lust for animal blood. No charge on the door, but donations very welcome.

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Film: Before Sunset (2004)

17 Oct 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Nine years after they spent a night in Vienna, Jesse and Celine reconnect, this time in Paris. With only hours till his plane leaves, will they find the happiness they've been searching for since they first met? Before Sunset is heartbreaking in exactly the right kind of way. Jesse and Celine have grown up since Before Sunrise, from care-free indie twenty-somethings to adults with experiences, some regrets, and life-changing decisions to make.

17

Film: Now It Can Be Told (1946)

17 Nov 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The daring exploits of SOE agents sent into occupied France to aid the local resitance against the German occupying forces. Made for the most part in newly liberated France during the war, this production from the RAF used real Special Operations Executive personnel, locations and aircrew to recreate the scenes in the film.

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Film: A Taste Of Honey ( 1961)

19 Dec 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Teenage girl living in slummy housing with a tart of a mother becomes pregnant by coloured sailor then sets up home with gay boyfriend to rear child. This film showed society everything it knew about, but was afraid to own up to. You'll never again see a train pass over a railway bridge without wanting to scream your head off.

04

Film: The House Of Sweet Magic (1981-2010)

4 Jan 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the life and legacy of one of the great recent heroes of DIY filmmaking, Helen Hill. A night of her beautiful short animations, and more! Radical, political, but above all joyful, the perfect inspiration for anyone whose new year's resolution is to do something creative.

12

Film: Mardi Gras: Made In China (2005)

12 Jan 2011, 7:30 p.m.

This multi-award-winning film traces back the story of Mardis Gras beads from the New Orleans Carnival to the Chinese factories where they are made by teenage girls. Blending curiosity with comedy, the film exploresthe impact of the beads on the people who both make and consume them.

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Film: 1960'S And1970'S Japanese Experimental Films

15 Jan 2011, 7:30 p.m.

An exceptional programme of very rarely seen experiemental Japanese films from the 1960's and 1970's, and on 16mm! Films introduced by a specilist of the genre, coming especially tonight: Julian Ross, and accompanied by a live soundtrack!!

02

Film: Target For Tonight And Memphis Belle (1941/1943)

2 Feb 2011, 7:30 p.m.

From the Imperial War Museum collection Target for Tonight Wellington bomber F-for-Freddy and its RAF crew on a bombing operation over Nazi Germany, in 1941. Filmed using serving air crew and operational aircraft. Memphis Belle Film of last operational mission for the crew of the famous 'Memphis Belle' Flying Fortress on a raid over Wilhelmshafen, May 1943. Forerunner of the 1989 film, of the same name, produced by David Putman

03

Film: This Sporting Life (1963)

3 Feb 2011, 7:30 p.m.

This film must have been an inspiration for a song like Money Can't Buy Me Love. Richard Harris stars as the gauche-hard as nails, "kick my teeth in would you" , rugby league player who finds that indeed money can't buy him love with his landlady, played by Rachel Roberts. Also starring William Hartnell as the talent spotter with a love for the game and more. Anderson perfectly captures life in the "it's grim up north" 1960s with a completely unsentimental eye.

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Film: Experimental Film Night - Experimental Sex Films (Various)

16 Feb 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Very rarely seen experimental sex films, from famous experimental filmmakers. Curated by Martha from Cherry Kino, a great programmer from the Leeds film festival, and who will be there for the nigth!

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Film: Film + Talk: The Conversation (1974)

24 Feb 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Arguably the best film from legendary director Francis Ford Coppola - according to many critics, to us, and to Coppola himself! He is particularly proud of it, partly because he wrote it as well as directing it. Great opportunity tonight to discuss this classic, as we have invited a Historian, specialist of San Francisco, to introduce and discuss the film.

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Film: Potential Lgbt Film - Steph (Sd)

27 Feb 2011, 7:30 p.m.

04

Film: Lysistrata (2010)

4 May 2011, 7:30 p.m.

In Aristophanes' Lysistrata the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on strike to persuade their husbands to vote for peace. An unmissable milestone in the stage/cinema relationship.

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Film: Saneamento Básico (Basic Sanitation) (2007)

6 Jul 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Upbeat and comic look at social activism by the celebrated Brazilian director Jorge Furtado. A small town overwhelmed by the smell of sewage desperately needs a new drainage ditch, but there are no public funds for such a project. When one villager realizes they do have funds for creating a fiction video, she drafts a screenplay for a horror film, hoping to use the film as a smoke screen for building a drainage ditch. Of course, making a film proves to be harder than the town expects.

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Film: Japanese Film - Steph Booking (Jhb)

13 Jul 2011, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: The Holy Mountain + Gig: Gravanzia + Khünnt (1973)

22 Jul 2011, 7:30 p.m.

"You are excrement. You can change yourself into gold" - the message of Alejandro Jodorowsky's psychedelic masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, not just a film, but an experience and journey into the secret of immortality. After the film two mysterious local underground bands, Gravanzia and Khünnt + DJs Fenrus Crill and Levi Mendez

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Film: Double Bill: Stolen Children, Stolen Lives And Human Turbine

24 Aug 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a double bill of documentaries on Israel and Palestine. Stolen Children, Stolen Lives is the first of a two-part documentary by Gerry O’Sullivan on the arrests and abuses of Palestinian Children in the West Bank. Human Turbine follows the growing partnership between the threatened tent and cave dwelling Palestinian communities of the South Hebron Hills and Israeli activists who resist the continued occupation of the West Bank by Israel not through protests and demonstrations but through using their resources to help these communities survive and improve the quality of their lives against all odds. Ehud Krinis, leading Israeli activist will lead the after film discussion.

07

Film: Love Lived On Death Row (2007)

7 Sep 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Love Lived on Death Row by Linda Booker, tells the story of the four Syriani siblings whose father was sentenced to die for the murder of their mother. An incredible story of surviving tragic loss, followed by a journey of forgiveness and a battle for clemency. A powerful examination of not only the healing process, but also of the role capital punishment plays in serving justice. http://lovelivedondeathrow.com/trailer.html

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Film: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett And Canada's Genocide (2006)

20 Sep 2011, 7 p.m.

Winner: Best International Documentary at the 2006 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Winner: Best Director for an International Documentary at the 2006 New York International Film Festival

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Film: Nippon Re-Read: Radical Fragments And Abstractions From Japan (Various)

25 Sep 2011, 7:30 p.m.

A spectrum of experimental moving image works from Japan, ranging from late 60s to contemporary works, are presented in Kinema Nippon’s two-part program. Although varying greatly in their formal and aesthetic concerns, the works all rigorously reexamine the everyday through their respective experiments and innovations in their medium.

12

Film: Inter-Action Experimental Animation From Seattle (Various)

12 Oct 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Animator Tess Martin presents a collection of short animations that explore inter-actions - action between each frame of motion as well as between each subject on screen. Made individually by twelve members of SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) these thought-provoking films reflect on love, insanity, faith and murder.

13

Film: Round Ireland With A Fridge (2010)

13 Oct 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Disillusioned television personality is looking for answers but doesn't know the questions. Tony accepts a drunken £100 bet and sets off with his unconventional traveling companion for an adventure that proved to be entertaining, educational, challenging and at times downright silly. Based on Tony Hawks' book.

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Film: Uranium - Is It A Country, Film And Debate 2-5pm (2011)

16 Oct 2011, 2 p.m.

Film and debate about the pros and cons of nuclear energy. The film shows the dirty side of so-called 'clean' nuclear energy. Where uranium comes from,where it goes to and what is left behind. The film takes us to Australia to the world's largest uranium mine and to Europe where this source of 'clean energy' is a gold mine for the energy corporations. The film will be followed by speakers for and against nuclear power. Organised by Medact, an organisation of health professionals tackling the roots of conflict.

20

Film: Abortion Democracy - Poland/South Africa (2008)

20 Oct 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Why are illegal abortions more accessible in Poland than legal ones in South Africa? Sarah Diehl's documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women. Sarah will join us for a talk prior to the screening. This screening is a fund raising event for the Abortion Support Network.

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Film: Newcastle Bicycle Film Festival

28 Oct 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Open celebration of Cycling organised by Recyke y' Bike consortium

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Film: Film: Cabiria + Live Cello! (1914)

30 Nov 2011, 7 p.m.

This is the very exclusive screening of the restored version of Cabiria (1914) - never shown in the UK before. Film accompanied by LIVE CELLO!

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Film: The Florestine Collection (2011)

4 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Experimental Animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. (31 mins) + DIY animation programme

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Film: Reel News

25 Jan 2012, 7:30 p.m.

REEL NEWS is an activist video collective, set up to publicise and share information on inspirational campaigns and struggles - not just in this country, but across the world. We are doing this through producing a bi-monthly newsreel, made up of a number of videos short enough to use in union and campaign meetings. Reel News is completely independent and non-aligned. We are completely against sectarianism in all its forms, anti-capitalist in outlook, against the anti-trade union laws and in favour of mass collective action in the workplace and on the streets to change society.

08

Film: Film On The Bund In Israel (2011)

8 Feb 2012, 7:30 p.m.

On May Day 2006 I was invited to celebrate with the members of the 'Bund' in Israel, I took my video camera and thought it will be a one-time occasion but it became a five and half year political and personal journey.

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Film: Vampyr + Live Music From Steven Severin (1932)

12 Feb 2012, 6 p.m.

Steven Severin (Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Glove) performs a live electronic soundtrack to Carl Theodore Dreyer's black and white classic, VAMPYR.

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Film: Diagnosing Difference

23 Feb 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Diagnosing Difference features interviews with 13 diverse scholars, activists, and artists who identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant) about the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) on their lives and communities. Diagnosing Difference is purposefully personal, seeking to expand the experience of the audience, provoke thought, and create as many questions as it answers.

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Film: New Film

11 Mar 2012, 4:08 a.m.

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Film: Local Shorts

29 Mar 2012, 3:45 p.m.

Screening of local shorts to students from Germany

04

Film: The Weather Underground (2003)

4 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

The Oscar-nominated documentary film follows the rise and fall of the 1960s student group that tried to violently overthrow the US government. Find out the real story behind Barack Obama's "terrorist pal" Bill Ayers!

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Film: Future Shorts Festival + Q&A

12 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Juliet Of The Herbs (1998)

15 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

A film about the inspired and inspiring herbalist Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

18

Film: End:Civ - Resist Or Die (2011)

18 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

END:CIV illustrates the brutality of a civilization addicted to systematic violence and environmental destruction, and the heroism of those who confront it head-on. Through rapid-fire video-game graphics, interviews, war footage and satire END:CIV mocks the excesses of the global economic system, and examines the necessity for effective resistance. Q&A after with Dir. Franklin López.

19

Film: Restrepo

19 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

20

Film: Film + Gig: All Divided Selves/ Luke Fowler + Richard Youngs

20 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

All Divided Selves, Luke Fowler's latest work, continues his filmic investigation into R.D. Laing. The screening will be followed by an improvised set from Luke and Richard Youngs. Film at 7.30pm, sounds at 10pm.

22

Film: Sound It Out (2011)

22 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days.

SOUND IT OUT (75 mins) is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England. A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.

A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.

29

Film: Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal (2010)

29 Apr 2012, 7:30 p.m.

An inspiring documentary about performance, love, hard graft and pigeon shit. From chaotic squat crew to licensed building managers with huge show budgets – via rotting garages, crumbling cathedrals and a takeover of Bristol's ex-police HQ.

03

Film: Crir Film Project

3 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Screening the product of Mat, Deb and Harriet's reserach residency in Christiania, Copenhagen.

13

Film: The Upsetter (2008)

13 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Documentary about the life and music of the Jamaican musical legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Featuring footage of the Clash, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Paul McCartney and rest of the greats. Narrated by Benicio Del Toro. 

16

Film: Arts Auction Event

16 May 2012, 6 p.m.

At the Art Auction Event, Works of students are auctioned in order to support Art in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the event is to engage students more in Art and simultaneously support Artfund UK. The event includes Music, Food, Drinks, and of course Art. Arts Auction Event 6-11pm. For more information: roderickvanselm@live.nl

27

Film: Chimes At Midnight (1965)

27 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Is this the greatest of Orson Welles' films?        Nearly a north-east premiere of this rarely seen film

31

Film: Practical Electronica + Director Q&A (2011)

31 May 2012, 7:30 p.m.

15

Film: Riverside (1991) + Documentary Crowd Funding Launch!

15 Jun 2012, 8 p.m.

Special screening of 'lost' live music film footage from Newcastle's legendary alternative music venue, Riverside, which, had it still been around, would have been celebrating its 27th birthday this week. We will be launching our documentary crowd funding campaign at this event. 

Doors 7.30 pm. Crowd funding launch in cinema 8 pm prompt. Film screening follows. Bar until 11 pm.

08

Film: Film: The Fearless Freaks - The Flaming Lips (2005) + The Futureheads (Short Live Set)

8 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.

A celebration of Oklahoma alt-rock band The Flaming Lips. 'The Fearless Freaks'  tracks Wayne Coyne and co. from psychedelic punk roots to internationally renowned band. Followed by live music from a band inspired by The Flaming Lips - THE FUTUREHEADS

15

Film: Down Home Film Festival

15 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.

The event will see a range of short films created within the studio, ranging from documentaries to dramas and experimental films.

22

Film: Future Shorts (2011-2012)

22 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.

29

Film: Film Showing By Fna Films

29 Jul 2012, 7:30 p.m.

27

Film: Film Screening

27 Aug 2012, 8:30 p.m.

27

Film: Film Screening

27 Aug 2012, 8:30 p.m.

16

Film: Aesthetica Short Film Festival

16 Sep 2012, 7:30 p.m.

highlights from the international film festival ASFF 2011, as hosted by the art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. we'll be screening a selection of short films that span all genres and celebrate the very best emerging film making talent around the world

26

Film: Underwire Networking Night (Shorts By Women)

26 Sep 2012, 6:30 p.m.

UnderWire, the UK's only short film festival dedicated to showcasing theraw cinematic talents of women, is heading to The Star and Shadow. 

27

Film: Grateful Lovers

27 Sep 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Finding Punk on the American Plains

18

Film: Surrealists & Cinema

18 Oct 2012, 7:30 p.m.

A selection of elusive and rarely-seen short films presented with introductory talks by Leeds Surrealist Group. The programme will include films both made by and admired by surrealists past and present, spectral projections of dream and desire.

25

Film: Echo Of The Pain Of The Many + Directors Q&A (2011)

25 Oct 2012, 7:30 p.m.

This is an excellent documentary about the dictatorship in Guatemala, and about the disappearances that occurred in 1984, with contributions from Prof Noam Chomsky and a National Security Analyst. The filmmakers will be present to introduce this very special screening.

26

Film: Labor Berlin - Mat Haz Steph

26 Oct 2012, 7:30 p.m.

09

Film: Somi, The Taekwon-Do Woman (1997)

9 Nov 2012, 7:30 p.m.

An epic historical martial arts co-production between Japan and North Korea, made in 1997 and never before shown in the West, because of the changing political situation between Japan and North Korea. Expect vengeance and a mute girl who’s good at fighting.

18

Film: Free Radicals

18 Nov 2012, 7:30 p.m.

A loving and personal introduction into the avant - garde film world by film activist Pip Chodorov.

20

Film: Great North Festival Taster Evening

20 Nov 2012, 7:30 p.m.

MADE IN THE NORTH EAST An evening of short films made and introduced by regional artists - animations, documentary, story, films made by children and for adults, introducing the Great North Festival to celebrate innovation and discover hope.

22

Film: The Wind And The Lion + Discussion (1975 )

22 Nov 2012, 6:30 p.m.

Epic adventure film with Sean Connery, about the kidnapping of an American woman by a Berber group in Morocco. Based on real events that took place in 1904.

28

Film: Wild Shots - A Short Loose History Of Underground Cinema

28 Nov 2012, 7:30 p.m.

This sampling of underground celluloid nuggets from English-language countries touches on both highly reputed classics  as well as obscure but exceptional oddities sure to surprise and potentially repel. This program spans a range of genres, from documentary to surrealism to performance to experimental.

01

Film: This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Plus Live Sets From Fathoms + Nev Clay

1 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Famous spoof music documentary. Spinal Tap, the world's loudest band, is chronicled by hack documentarian Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. Screening will be followed by live sets in the bar from Fathoms + Nev Clay.

09

Film: Strange Powers

9 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Stephin Merritt and his band the Magnetic Fields.

11

Film: Ice

11 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

12

Film: Beyond Anime: Midori-Ko + Encounters

12 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Incredible animation films tonight with two mid-length works that are testaments to the enormous wealth of creativity, imagination and dedication within the world of Japanese independent animation.

13

Film: This Event Has Been Cancelled Due To Illness!

13 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

16

Film: Shut Up And Play The Hits

16 Dec 2012, 7:30 p.m.

The very loud ending of LCD Soundsystem

11

Film: The Echo Of Astro Boy's Footsteps (2010, Documentary)

11 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

This is a riveting documentary about the creator of Japan's first ever animated TV series from 1963, Astro Boy.

13

Film: One Pot Feature Film

13 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

23

Film: Underwire - Women Filmmakers Night

23 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

This is an open film night for women who make films, and who would like to show their work. Just come to show a film, to watch films, or to chat! Open to filmmakers and to any member of the public. FREE

24

Film: Expanded Cinema Night Curated By The Cube Cinema: "We Are Family"

24 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A very special film night with films projected in the whole building! Curated by some film programmers from the very great volunteer-run Cube Cinema in Bristol, it promises to be different and inspirational!

27

Film: Last Shop Standing + Q&A With Writer Graham Jones

27 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Screening of 'Last Shop Standing - the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop' followed by a Q&A with the Writer, Graham Jones, plus a special guest star of the film.

30

Film: Two Films By Artist Filmmakers : Correspondence + Tenant

30 Jan 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A special night showcasing 2 artist filmmakers, who, in very different ways, use personal biography as a point of departure to explore how knowledge is constructed.

04

Film: Grunge Season Film

4 Feb 2013, 7:30 p.m.

10

Film: The Blue Angel (1930) + Introduction

10 Feb 2013, 7:30 p.m.

We’re very excited to screen this 1930s masterpiece, the film that brought Marlene Dietrich to international fame in her role as Lola-Lola, a nightclub singer who seduces and ultimately destroys a stuffy professor. 

14

Film: Cat People (1942)

14 Feb 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Classic film noir horror, as Simon Simone playing Irena Dubrovna Reed, a Serbian immigrant reinvented as a suburban housewife grapples with her sexuality and her fear of turning into a cat. Tay Garnett's superb direction invents a menagerie of hidden and unseen terrors.

16

Film: Intertidal - Alex Mackenzie

16 Feb 2013, 7:30 p.m.

New Expanded Cinema work by Alex Mackenzie

23

Film: The Nomi Song (2004, Andrew Horn) W/ Jaakko Eino Kalevi (Finland) Live + The Nomi Songs Of New York Disco

23 Feb 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of the 1980s' most profoundly bizarre characters

04

Film: Av Festival Film

4 Mar 2013, 7:30 p.m.

10

Film: Underwire - Women Filmmakers Night

10 Mar 2013, 7:30 p.m.

This is an open film night for women who make films, and who would like to show their work. Just come to show a film, to watch films, or to chat! 

21

Film: Reel Iraq Festival

21 Mar 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Ten years since the invasion of Iraq, we host a night of films dedicated to a culture coming to terms with the legacy of conflict, and experimenting with modes of expression to make sense of now.

11

Film: Help Yourself Manchster: A Documentary About The Diy Music Scene + Live Gig

11 Apr 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Helpyourself Manchester is a documentary using archive footage, interviews, animation and Psychogeographical recordings to explore the DIY music scene in Manchester during the early to mid 00’s. There will be live music for your delectation in the bar before and after the screening.

14

Film: Local Film Premiere: Mirrorvael

14 Apr 2013, 7:30 p.m.

When a force known only as the Silence is released from its prison, a group of monks, The Last Order of the Echo, must band together to prevent a fifth war and the destruction of the Vael.

15

Film: Private Event Stables Film

15 Apr 2013, 6 p.m.

18

Film: Chasing Ice (Documentary)

18 Apr 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

09

Film: The Silent War: Israel's Blockade Of Gaza (2010) + Talk

9 May 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Medact's latest film evening includes a new expose from Medical Aid to the Palestinians of the effects of the Israeli embargo and bombings on the local population, followed by a talk from a Palestinian who lived through the Gaza war and is currently studying in Britain.

15

Film: Father Ivan And His Children (2010) + Supporting Short The Cobbler's Tale

15 May 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Twenty years ago an employee of the State Security System becomes a priest. To the communists, this is a betrayal. Prosecution, a fabricated trial and five-year imprisonment follow… 

16

Film: 4’33” Silent Film Festival

16 May 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The night will feature some new silent shorts made especially for the event, lasting 4'33'' and inspired by John Cage’s 4’33”. It will also feature scenes from iconic silent movies. Organised by Fine Art students from Newcastle University, this promises to be surprising and fun.

17

Film: Two Films By Artist Ed Ruscha

17 May 2013, 7:30 p.m.

To coincide with the Hatton Gallery’s exhibition of the leading US artist Ed Ruscha (b.1937) (Ed Ruscha: Artists Rooms, 22 Feb-22 May 2013), we are screening his two rarely shown films Premium (1971) and Miracle (1975), both on 16mm.

23

Film: This Is Not A Film (2011)

23 May 2013, 7:30 p.m.

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

02

Film: Eyes Wide Open - Open Submission Night

2 Jun 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Bring along your film creations and screen them amongst an audience of filmmakers! Artist films, dramas, docs, experiments, student projects, all welcome!

19

Film: Refugee Week: The Kite Runner (2007)

19 Jun 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Winner of best foreign language film at the Golden Globes and the BAFTA, this is a beautiful film that we’re showing as part of Refugee Week. After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

26

Film: Artist Film: Piercing Brightness (2011)

26 Jun 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Piercing Brightness is a science fiction feature film directed by internationally acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood. 

27

Film: Patagonia (2010)

27 Jun 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A young Welsh couple travel to Argentina to work on their relationship.

29

Film: All Kinds Of Evil

29 Jun 2013, 8 p.m.

ALL KINDS OF EVIL is a dystopian Gothic Fairy-tale set in a North East disseminated by financial crisis. A woman is forced to look after a briefcase for seven days without knowing its contents.

02

Film: Checkpoint Rock: Songs From Palestine (2009)

2 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A film to raise awareness of the vitality of the Palestinian resistance against the military occupation and colonisation that seeks to impose Israel in the occupied territories.

03

Film: Stand Up For Shorts

3 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Stand Up For Shorts will take place at the Star and Shadow Cinema on the 3rd of July. It will bring you a showcase of the best in short film making and stand up comedy from the North East of England.

14

Film: Their Finest Hour

14 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Humphrey Jennings is considered to be Britain’s greatest documentary director. This is a compilation of four of his best films, newly restored by the BFI . Includes: Spare Time 1939, Words for Battle 1941, The Silent Village 1943, Listen to Britain 1942.

18

Film: The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

18 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Colin a petty thief who is always railing against society is sent to borstal where he discovers his talent for running. The borstal governor offers him the chance to redeem himself in a race against a local public school, Will he conform or rebel.

21

Film: Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

21 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

23

Film: Into The Fire

23 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A hard hitting documentary which shows the plight of refugees and migrants in recession hit Athens, Into The Fire is a film with a difference. Watch Trailer.

24

Film: Sleep Furiously (2008)

24 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

A poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.

25

Film: Love Letters And Live Wires

25 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

In 1933, the General Post Office founded its own film production unit. This is a selection of some of its greatest short films re-issued by the BFI including the famous "Night Mail" poem by W H Auden

31

Film: Robert Beavers (On Film And In Person)

31 Jul 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Someone asked me, “What equipment do you use?” and I said, “I use my eyes and my head.”

04

Film: Ikarie Xb One (1963)

4 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

This Czech pioneering and much-imitated feature is one of the cornerstones of contemporary sci-fi cinema. Adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s 1955 novel The Magellanic Cloud, and predating Gene Rodenberry’s Star Trek and Kubrick’s 2001, Ikarie XB-1’s influence can be seen on both - and on almost every other science-fiction vehicle that followed. 

05

Film: Damaged Goods + Q&A

5 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Made entirely in the North East (Broken Scar Productions based in Darlington) using local cast and crew, Damaged Goods is the tale of Carlos, who comes from the brutal world of dog fighting, and is adopted by two kids from a broken home. Followed by a Q&A by Director Mike Tweddle.

10

Film: Leila And The Wolves (1984)

10 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

As bold politically as it is aesthetically, Leila and the Wolves is a signal work in the history of feminist filmmaking in the Middle East. 

11

Film: Plein Soleil

11 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the centenary of Oscar-winning director René Clément, a beautiful newly released restoration of Plein Soleil. This striking study of a glamorous and complex psychopath launched the career of young, beautiful, ultra-cool Alain Delon. Acclaimed for stunning cinematography and as the defining adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr Ripley.

18

Film: No Pasaran

18 Sep 2013, 8 p.m.

Magdeburg is a city in the east of Germany: there is disruption created by an annual parade of fascists claiming to commemorate the casualties of an allied air strike that happened during the Second World War.

19

Film: La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet, 1973)

19 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

“A prime piece of evidence in the argument that cinema can effectively act as a drug without the need for any external ingestion.”

23

Film: 2013 Film London Jarman Award

23 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Screening of film and video work by the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2013 Film London Jarman Award

25

Film: Variety (1983)

25 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

In Bette Gordon’s pioneering indie narrative about voyeurism from a female perspective, a young woman (Sandy McLeod) works as a ticket taker in a porn theater, and her curiosity leads her to shadow a male patron. This film features an unparalleled collaborative team of downtown artists from the early 1980s.

26

Film: 4 Films By The Kuchar Brothers (1966-78)

26 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Twin brothers from The Bronx, Mike and George have created a do-it-yourself cinematic style that celebrates the common man but does so in style oozing with “kitchen sink” Hollywood excess. We'll be showing 4 of their amazing shorts tonight, dating from 1966 til 1978, and all on 16mm!

27

Film: Cine Surprise!

27 Sep 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Give yourself over to the Star and Shadow Cinema and discover the excitement of CINE SURPRISE.  You won't know what film you will be watching until the film begins!

06

Film: Dangerous Liaisons 2013 + The Wardrobe Master

6 Oct 2013, 7:30 p.m.

09

Film: Communion

9 Oct 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Communion is the new feature by Award Winning Director Greg Hall. A road movie with a difference. Having its NE premiere here at the S&S. Greg will be on hand for a Q&A session about the film and making features on a shoestring.

27

Film: Tracing Movements

27 Oct 2013, 7:30 p.m.

TRACING MOVEMENTS is a collaborative audio-visual research project, documenting political resistance in Europe. Tracing Movements Collective traveled across Greece, Bulgaria and Italy with a mobile cinema unit, documenting a number of struggles. Sylvie from Tracing Movements will introduce two documentaries from the project - Emerging Solidarities and The Invisible Workforce.

07

Film: Josie Long: 2 Films + Q&A: Let’S Go Swimming + Romance & Adventure + Josie Long In Person!

7 Nov 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Special night with 2 short comedy films written by Josie Long and directed by Douglas King + Josie Long in person for a Q&A! Josie Long is one of the best comedians in the UK, she's had some incredible shows at our venue, and we're really excited to show these films and to have her in our venue again!

08

Film: Josie Long: 2 Films + Q&A: Let’S Go Swimming + Romance & Adventure + Josie Long In Person!

8 Nov 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Special night with 2 short comedy films written by Josie Long and directed by Douglas King + Josie Long in person for a Q&A! Josie Long is one of the best comedians in the UK, she's had some incredible shows at our venue, and we're really excited to show these films and to have her in our venue again!

14

Film: Detour (1945)

14 Nov 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Piano-player Al hitch-hikes from NY to LA in search of his girlfriend Sue, only to be detoured by fate along the way. A tale of double manslaughter, extortion, mistaken identity and the uncontrollability of one's destiny…

28

Film: The Bad Samaritan Must Die! (2013)

28 Nov 2013, 7 p.m.

Set against the backdrop of an alternative reality UK writhing in its death throes, this independently produced British feature film sees our sadistic gimp suited anti-hero The Bad Samaritan face his greatest threat yet: a victim who fights back.

01

Film: No Impact Man

1 Dec 2013, 3:30 p.m.

No Impact Man - The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the

Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

with discussion and launch of Schumacher North, North East Group. Entry donation (suggested £5) in advance https://noimpactmannewcastle.eventbrite.co.uk or in cash on the door.

04

Film: Bellflower

4 Dec 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Bellflower (2011)

A love story with apocalyptic stakes.

19

Film: The Long Meadow (Film + Director Q+A)

19 Dec 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Jonathon Lloyd presents his new film 'The Long Meadow' filmed entirely in Norhumberland.

05

Film: Tyneside Hunt Sabs

5 Jan 2014, 4 p.m.

A film/documentary about animal welfare & explaining the work of hunt sabs.

23

Film:

23 Jan 2014, 7:30 p.m.

02

Film: Tyneside Hunt Sabs

2 Feb 2014, 4 p.m.

A film/documentary about animal welfare & explaining the work of hunt sabs.

02

Film:

2 Feb 2014, 7:30 p.m.

05

Film: Consent

5 Feb 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Colleagues Becky (Anna Madeley) and Steve (Daniel Mays) go to a party, at the end of the evening they kiss. But what happens next? She reports rape; he says it was consensual. A benefit evening for RCTN.

06

Film: Miners Hymns

6 Feb 2014, 7:30 p.m.

An elegy to the coal mining communities of NE England. The product of an exceptional collaboration between renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison and acclaimed musician Johann Johannson. Collaged from archive film footage and drawing on the region's brass music culture.  +  Report from the Northern Coal Face - Adrin Neatrour (UK; 2012; 26 min)

23

Film: The Uk Gold

23 Feb 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The UK Gold:“A story seismic enough to shift perceptions of finance and flag forever”

12

Film: Kittiwake Film

12 Mar 2014, 7:30 p.m.

A film about the unique inland colony of Kittiwakes on the river Tyne.

16

Film: Irish Film: Poitín

16 Mar 2014, 4:30 p.m.

A West of Ireland poteen maker attempts to avoid the attentions of the Gardai in Connemara. Made in 1977 this is a highly original piece of film making. Lively, funny and at times dark.

21

Film: The Golem And How He Came Into The World (1920) + Live Music: Noize Choir + Wax Magnetic

21 Mar 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Loew brings to life a clay monster to save the Jews  in this classic  tale set in 16th C Prague

26

Film: Menstrual Man

26 Mar 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Only 1 in 10 menstruating women in India use sanitary pads. The rest use rags, husk, sand, and even ash. One man is out to change that regardless of the impact on his own standing."My wife gone, my mum gone, ostracised by my village - I was left all alone in life” A stunning film telling the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham and a low-tech self-help health revolution

23

Film: Suddenly

23 Apr 2014, 7:30 p.m.

29

Film: Fernch Film Cindy Alex

29 Apr 2014, 7:30 p.m.

30

Film: The Hitch-Hiker

30 Apr 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The first film noir directed by a woman is a grittily claustrophobic road movie about two fishing buddies looking to do some fishing south of the border in Mexico. But recently busted-out no-goodun Emmett Myers has other plans… Taut testosterone-fueled tension in a tin can all the way.

04

Film: Sixteen Candles (1984)

4 May 2014, 7:30 p.m.

30 candles for John Hughes' first iconic brat pack movie - first released in May 1984

06

Film: French Film Cindy Alex

6 May 2014, 7:30 p.m.

18

Film: Salt Of The Earth (1954)

18 May 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses.

20

Film: Living On The Edge: Short Films On Migration And Welfare Reform In The Uk

20 May 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Short films about the effects of recent welfare and migration reform on the lives of asylum seekers and benefit claimants in the UK. These films present the lived experiences of people struggling to survive in the face of government policies that marginalise asylum seekers, the unemployed and the poor.

08

Film: The Moon On A Stick

8 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

An informal and eclectic programme of screenings specially programmed in connection to the exhibition They Used to Call it the Moon, at BALTIC’s Project Space, BALTIC 39. Expect everything from sci-fi nostalgia, educational animation, hoax footage and more.

11

Film: Selected 4

11 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Selected 4 is a national touring programme of some of the best emerging UK film and video artists, selected by the artists shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award 2013; screening + Q & A with artists. Produced by videoclub and Film London Artists' Moving Image Network, supported by Arts Council England. Only North East screening!

18

Film: Apples Is Apples

18 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

A feature length movie portrait capturing the wonderfully diverse studio members of NAGAS (Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio) a charitable and member  led creative service for  those who experience diagnosed mental health problems and  other forms of social exclusion.

19

Film: Apples Is Apples

19 Jun 2014, 1 p.m.

A feature length movie portrait capturing the wonderfully diverse studio members of NAGAS (Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio) a charitable and member  led creative service for those who experience diagnosed mental health problems and  other forms of social exclusion. 

22

Film: The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

22 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

A 63 year old man living in a tower block on the outskirts of Bucharest falls ill one night and is bumped from hospital to hospital throughout the night whilst his condition deteriorates.

25

Film: Musée Imaginaire Presents: Artists Film Night

25 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Musée Imaginaire brings together four artists whose work incorporates ideas of the 'disembodied voice'. This screening will show four artists films with an informal discussion after.Artists include: Jack Saunders, Jacob Dwyer, Kate Liston

26

Film: The Rocket

26 Jun 2014, 7:30 p.m.

In Laos a boy proclaimed as unlucky is driven out of his village. Embarking on a journey to find a new home he teams up with a misfit mentor who leads him on a calamity-filled journey across a land still littered with the debris of war. Seeking to win acceptance he enters a contest to build a giant rocket for the lucrative rocket festival. We will offer post film rocketry!

28

Film: Northern Print

28 Jun 2014, 12:30 p.m.

03

Film: Apropå Ord Som Kommunikation, Begriplighet, Makt Och Ensamhet (1979) [Concerning Words Such As Communication, Intelligibility, Power And Loneliness]

3 Jul 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Selected by artist Nina Canell to screen alongside her exhibition Near Here at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Filmed in Sweden, Belgium and France by Eric M. Nilsson for Swedish television in 1979, this interview-based film, considers the futility and desires of communicating through a number of intimate conversations.

30

Film: Both Sides Now

30 Jul 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Both Sides Now presents contemporary and historical work by some of Hong Kong and China’s most exciting artists working in film and video, and varies between animation, documentary and artist’ moving image. The films explore developments within the culture and society of Hong Kong and China over the past three decades, including work which comments upon such events as Tianamen Square and the ongoing economic development of China.

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Film: Rae Spoon - My Prairie Home

6 Aug 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Kate Bornstein Is A Queer & Pleasant Danger

10 Aug 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

2 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Travelling With Douglas

4 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Film  of 1930s motorcycle journey taken by rider

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Film: Diagnosing Difference

9 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

A documentary film featuring artists, activists & academics who identify on the trans spectrum, discussing the impact & implications of the Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis on their lives & communities. The film portrays the diversity of gender identities within trans communities & takes the medical & mental health professions head on with compelling historical facts, contemporary debates & personal narratives.

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Film: E11 In A Double Bill With The Dark Glow Of The Mountains (2006)

10 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

E11 tells the story behind the first ascent of Rhapsody, a route considered to be the hardest traditional rock climb in the world. Told in an offbeat dramadoc style the film attempts to understand what it takes to climb a route of this standard. e11 strives to get inside the head of its first ascentionist, the understated yet quite remarkable Dave MacLeod. Oh yeah, it's also packed full of ankle smashing, gear ripping, monster falls!

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Film: New Film

16 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

22 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Greenpeace & Cinema Politica Newcastle Present: Pre-Screening - Black Ice (2014)

23 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

A fantastic chance to see the first prescreening of the new film by Maarten van Rouveroy telling the story of the Arctic 30. An incredible opportunity to come and show support and to learn more about these brave campaigners and what's happening in the arctic…be there!

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Film: New Film

30 Sep 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: The Wiz (1978)

2 Oct 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The Wiz is an urbanized retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast featuring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. Dorothy, a shy Harlem, New York, schoolteacher finds herself magically transported to the Land of Oz, which resembles a fantasy version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the land to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, whom they say has the power to take her home.

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Film: Just Do It. A Tale Of Modern Day Outlaws (2011)

5 Oct 2014, 4:30 p.m.

For one eventful year, Emily James was allowed unprecedented access to film the secretive world of environmental direct action. Two years later, Just Do It – a tale of modern-day outlaws hit the big screen. This is how it happened…

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Film: What’S Love Got To Do With It (1993)

9 Oct 2014, 7:30 p.m.

The story of rock singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.

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Film: Life And Debt (2001)

16 Oct 2014, 7 p.m.

Life and Debt is a feature-length documentary which addresses the impact of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and current globalization policies on a developing country such as Jamaica.

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Film: Black History Month Film Series

23 Oct 2014, 7 p.m.

Cancelled - please delete

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Film: Black History Month Film Series

30 Oct 2014, 7 p.m.

Cancelled - please delete

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Film: Women Film Night

12 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

13 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Women Film Night

14 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

16 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

20 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Women Silent Film Night

21 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Women Silent Film Night

26 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

27 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

30 Nov 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

4 Dec 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

7 Dec 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

11 Dec 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

14 Dec 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: Sci Fi Film

18 Dec 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: The Breakfast Club (1985)

15 Feb 2015, 7:30 p.m.

30th Anniversary screening of The Breakfast Club

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Film: An Inspector Calls

6 Mar 2015, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home, 50 Years On

16 Nov 2016, 8:30 p.m.

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Film: Test Film

1 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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Film: New Film

1 Dec 2016, 7:30 p.m.