The Lakino Latin American Film Festival invites you to discover the comedy, suspense, and social satire of this fantastic selection of Argentine shorts. From an Argentine Ping Pong phenomenon to the largest tin mine in Bolivia, having a laugh and falling in love.
Augenblick (Gabriela Sofía Flores, Argentina 2013, 11 min.)
Nubes (Manuel Abramovich, Argentina 2012, 13 min.)
A burlesque performer and his partner become unexpected parents in Travis Fine’s touching film. In 1970s Los Angeles, Rudy (Alan Cumming) meets closeted district attorney Paul (Garret Dillahunt) at the nightclub where he works. When the mentally handicapped son of Rudy’s next door neighbour is abandoned Rudy takes him in, and the couple find their purpose in life as a family, until a biased legal system questions the arrangement, prompting a fierce legal battle. Brilliantly acted by Cumming, and having won audience awards at festivals the world over, Any Day Now is drama at its most weighty and moving.
Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.
The screening will be preceeded by short film Transmission Woo.
A really fun and energized short, all about the drag and tranny scene in East London – presented by the amazing Jonny Woo, who captures the anarchism of both Manhattan Cable in the 90s and the underground party scene happening here, now. We meet the characters who are putting East London firmly on the map such as Larry Tee, Jacqui Potato and Princess Julia and get a taste of life in drag.
Antej Farac’s brilliantly mad portrait of a fading urban community – the colourful inhabitants of a dilapidated Munich apartment block. Filmed with the real community, and using several actual inhabitants to play versions of themselves, Annelie features a roll call of chancers and oddballs, from a swinger club madame to a drug-addled romantic, all tipped into a delirious fantasy of a finale. The inhabitants of a soon to be demolished building go out with bang.
Tickets will be available from the Genesis Cinema website here
During the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Stephen Hawking told an audience of millions to look to the stars. When they looked up, they saw an entire cast of disabled performers high in the sky on trapezes, ropes and perched upon gravity-defying poles. All Eyes on Us is the story of the making of this spectacular ceremony, from the point of view of four of the performers.
Lana Wilson and Martha Shane’s sensitive and extremely moving documentary, After Tiller, focuses on the stories of those left behind after the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009 – one of the few doctors providing legal third-trimester abortions for women in the USA. This is a story of people who risk their lives every day for their work, many of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller and now battle to maintain this service in the face of increasing provocation and harassment from the pro-life movement. Followed by a discussion and Q&A session with Dr Karthik Srinivasan (International Planned Parenthood Federation) and Patricia Lohr (British Pregnancy Advisory Services), chaired by Kerry Abel (Abortion Rights).
Following the screening and panel discussion, Abortion Rights will host an informal reception to continue the conversation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and hold on to your film ticket for a free glass of wine at the bar!
London-based Palestinian director, Mahdi Fleifel, returns to the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon where he spent much of his childhood. This is a personal and nostalgic exploration of a community that has been waiting for generations to be granted the right to return to what they see as their rightful homes in Israel. Exploring the stories of his friends and family, the World Cup proves an outlet for escape. This is a charming and moving take on belonging, borders and family, which won the Peace award at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.
Tickets available from the Rio Cinema websitehere.
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness, Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England takes its English Civil War setting and proceeds to warp it into something utterly distinctive. Channeling British classics such as Witchfinder General and The Wicker Man whilst retaining the gender-bending tastes Wheatley displayed in Kill List and Sightseers, the film sees an alchemist capture a group of deserters and set them to the task of finding a mysterious treasure; feasting on huge circle of mushrooms; and becoming the victim of the field’s mysterious energies. A true one-off from one of our most distinctive, and truly British, filmmakers.
This screening will be accompanied by contributions from Ben Wheatley, producer Andy Starke, other members of the team behind the film, and representatives of Film 4.0 and Picturehouses, who will be discussing the innovative ways in which the film was financed, produced, and distributed, as the EEFF 2013’s ‘Unpacking British Cinema’ showcase.
Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse websitehere.
Following a disparate group of activists occupying lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, this is a timely portrait of a movement at a crossroads. Documenting the arguments, expulsions and mass arrests, Ewell, Aites Krstic and Read’s Sundance hit explores the challenges of a truly grassroots movement supporting a non-hierarchical society opposed to the concentration of money and power in America. Paralleled to similar movements in the UK and beyond, they plan to rebuild a more equitable society, but revolution isn’t easy.
Followed by a discussion beween filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell, and advocates of Occupy London. Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here
A man avenges the death of his father, and while on the run embarks on a hallucinogenic Odyssey to the dark heart of his soul. Featuring a stunning score from Michael Nyman, and based on Paul Sellar’s acclaimed West End play, 2 Graves is a daring piece of cinema, having Jack (Jonathan Moore) retell his story in a hypnotic rhyming monologue. Bobby Tops’ rise and fall at the 1978 World Professional Darts Championship, subsequent death and his son’s revenge are relayed with mordant humour and tragic irony, all on a crumbling, atmospheric theatre set.
Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.