Τετάρτη, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2014

The Liberated Film Club 2014. Empros, Athens. Onwards > > >

Programme in short:
 
13.11.2014
Twilight (Director: György Fehér, 1990. 95 minutes)
preceded by short: Byrne (Director: Susu Laroche, 2013. 4 minutes)

20.11.2014
The Chekist (Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin, 1992. 85 minutes)
preceded by short: Death Is Elsewhere (Director: Richard Mosse, 2014. 9 minutes)   

27.11.2014
Days Of Eclipse (Director: Alexsandr Sokurov, 1988. 130 minutes)

04.12.2014
Three Lives (Director: Kate Millet, 1971. 70 minutes)
preceded by short: Vacancy (Director: Matthias Muller, 1999. 14 minutes)

11.12.2014
The Golden Thing (Directors: Alf Brustellin; Nicos Perakis; Edgar Reitz; Ula Stockl, 1972 113 minutes)
  
18.12.2014
The Unknown Man Of Shandigor (Director: Jean-Louis Roy, 1967. 90 minutes)
preceded by short: Dog's Dialogue (Director: Raoul Ruiz, 1977. 20 minutes)

Programme with notes:
Cinema is all the films not made, yet contemplated in the explosion of existence.
Cinema is the domain of fragile and impossible films.
Cinema is the liberating application of the margins in search of the proper world.
- Stavros Tornes

Remember, boys, the greatest victory is that won over yourselves. To give life to the woman cinema, and to die. So give it all up for the end of the show! No disaster film, but disaster as film. Ruins upon Ruins. The premise that an end-reel moment can redeem all that has gone before. The Liberated Film Club 2014. Empros, Athens. Onwards > > >
  
13.11.2014
Twilight (Director: György Fehér, 1990. 95 minutes) 
"The original Twilight, released in 1990 but still unavailable on DVD, Szürkület (Twilight) stars Péter Haumann and Béla Tarr cast regular János Derzsi in a mysterious tale of detectives hunting for a child killer amid the eldritch, forest-wreathed villages of the misty Hungarian countryside, based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt's novel Das Versprechen. Such a plot could be well rendered as a hardboiled crime thriller, but this hypnotic, black and white mood piece favours atmosphere and contemplation over narrative drive, hence the deliberately paced tracking shots and soul-searching long takes, soundtracked by lowering drones and glacial chorale." - The Quietus (on screening at Stanley Schtinter Picture Show, London 2012)

Preceded by short: Byrne (Director: Susu Laroche, 2013. 4 minutes)

20.11.2014
The Chekist (Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin, 1992. 85 minutes)
Few films communicate effectively, or sustainably, the capacity of men to commit the most extreme and heinous acts. The Chekist goes beyond communication: a film that articulates and cries in the face of the events – largely mass executions – of the Russian Civil War (1917 – 1923). A war, like any other, lost; the events are forgotten and the film is hidden. But the events are eternal, and the film exists not as protest cinema, but as literal, bloody, artless expulsion of and commitment to the unforgiveable. This film is further than cinema: further than re-enactment, discourse, affectation, and of action. This film is death.

Preceded by short: Death Is Elsewhere (Director: Richard Mosse, 2014. 9 minutes)

27.11.2014
Days Of Eclipse (Director: Alexsandr Sokurov, 1988. 130 minutes)
Towards the fall of the Soviet Union. Tukrmenistan, sepia. An object hurtles towards the earth. The presence of unknown beings articulated by camera movement and sound. Stream of consciousness, dream-state filmmaking from a physician's perspective. 

04.12.2014
Three Lives (Director: Kate Millet, 1971. 70 minutes)
"A film about women... what it's like to be us," read the advertising pitch for a film documenting the lives of three American women: Mallory, Lillian and Robin. A Women's Liberation Cinema Production directed by the notorious activist and author, Kate Millett, and produced by an all-female crew on an explicitly democratic basis. Julia Lesage heralded the film as: "A new order of cinematic iconography and connotation. A tool for women's subcultural resistance."

Preceded by short: Vacancy (Director: Matthias Muller, 1999. 14 minutes)
  
11.12.2014
The Golden Thing (Directors: Alf Brustellin; Nicos Perakis; Edgar Reitz; Ula Stockl, 1972 113 minutes)
German made-for-television interpretation of the Greek myths, with a cast comprised almost entirely of children.

18.12.2014
The Unknown Man Of Shandigor (Director: Jean-Louis Roy, 1967. 90 minutes) 
"Bye Bye Mister Spy..." sings a leather-gloved and listless Serge Gainsbourg, as a bald gang of dentists improvise a smile by candlelight. The Unknown Man Of Shandigor is the anti-pantheon of Liberated Film, functioning (just) on the premise of 'the Annulator' – a device capable of neutralizing any atomic weapon, which every government interested in destruction seek to destroy, or at least control.

Preceded by short: Dog's Dialogue (Director: Raoul Ruiz, 1977. 20 minutes)

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