Masonic Temple: Collapse of Civilisation Weekend

The Warning

Cinema explores the world we inhabit; it’s able to look at the world and highlight ills—past and present— and set up the various possibilities of our future. With The Warning we package these stories into one large narrative, starting with a voice from the past, following through unease, unrest and the inevitable resistance. Sadly this tale takes a dark turn where warnings were ignored and we end up in the seemingly inevitable dystopian future, where the struggles, though different, have continued headlong towards collapse.

The Warning weaves it’s way through Freemasonry’s historical connections to the crafts folk and guilds and their own grand aims of unification and fraternity, while being conspiratorially viewed as a secretive organisation for world domination. What could possibly go wrong? —Josh Saco, Masonic Temple programmer

Saturday 2 July

SESSION 1 | Ticket Price: £12.50 | BUY TICKETS
12 PM
Dead of Night: Exorcism
Dir: Don Taylor | UK | 1972 | 50 min
At a Christmas dinner in an old cottage, there’s a sudden power failure and the phone goes dead, the wine turns to blood and the turkey makes them violently sick. Then things really get strange…

Dir: Alan Clarke | UK | 1990 | 62 min
A bleak portrait of life in a Lancashire town in 1980’s Thatcher era Britain.

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2 PM
Give Us Tomorrow
Dir: Donovan Winter | UK | 1978 | 94 min
In association with Nucleus Films
Masked intruders take the family of a bank manager hostage in order to rob his bank.

Land and Freedom (16mm screening)
Dir: Ken Loach | UK, Spain | 1995 | 110 min
Spring 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his hometown Liverpool to join the fight against fascism in Spain.


Sunday 3 July

SESSION 1 | Ticket Price: £12.50 | BUY TICKETS
Dir: Terry Gilliam | USA | 1985 | 134 min
16mm screening
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Dir: Pete Travis | USA | 2012 | 95 min
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO


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The Running Man 
Dir: Paul Michael Glaser | USA | 1987 | 101 min
Presented by Science Fiction Theatre
A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. Accompanied by a special talk: Dystopia Now: Are we living in the future that we feared? delivered by Jeremy Gilbert, Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London.

Things to Come
Dir: William Cameron Menzies | USA | 1936 | 97 min
Presented by Filmbar70
The story of a century: a decades-long World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.Cigarettes Burns


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Weekend Pass: £30 | BUY TICKETS

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