X-RAY AUDIO – CANCELLED

Cold War Russia: the recording industry is completely state controlled, but music-mad bootleggers risk imprisonment with an extraordinary means of reproduction. They cut forbidden jazz, rock ’n’ roll and banned Russian music onto used X-ray plates, creating ghostly records with images of the interiors of Soviet citizens.

Author, composer and musician Stephen Coates presents this incredible story of bootleg technology, Cold War culture and human endeavour. In a unique event, he and sound artist Aleks Kolkowski will explain the magical process of recording onto various discs and provide a live demonstration of cutting music onto a new X-ray.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Stephen came across the X-ray audio project when travelling to Russia to perform as The Real Tuesday Weld. Fellow early recording enthusiast Aleks was the 2013 artist in residence at London’s Science Museum, and also performs with wax cylinder recordings.

Includes live performance by Marcella Puppini.

The East End Film Festival regrets to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances it has had to cancel this event. The EEFF wishes to apologise to those who purchased tickets for the event, who will be refunded in full. We very much hope to be able to work with the X-Ray Audio team on another event in the future.

 

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INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK + CABARET VOLTAIRE DJ

Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Test Dept and Boyd ‘Non’ Rice are among the trailblazing participants in this first documentary dedicated to industrial: a provocative, inherently politicized form of musical expression borne out of cultural oppression, societal unrest and manufacturing decline in the 1970s. Don your sternest party wear for our special multimedia event, which will feature a senses-stunning DJ line-up topped by Cabaret Voltaire legend (and film interviewee) Stephen Mallinder.

TICKETS: £10 | BUY TICKETS

Masterpiece

Witty and postmodern, Mark Rivers’ debut feature sees a frustrated cameraman and would-be filmmaker producing a retrospective of his life’s work, while slowly travelling into the darkest recesses of his mind. Comprising interviews with friends, clips of his own work, archive footage and a personal video diary, this is a portrait of director finally making his masterpiece, no matter what the cost.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.

 

North vs South

Steven Nesbit’s second feature spins a tale of star-crossed lovers from rival families whose illicit affair plays out against a backdrop of war between northern hard men and their southern enemies. Featuring such familiar faces as Bernard Hill, Greta Scacchi, Keith Allen, Steve Evets, Steven Berkoff, Brad Moore and Doctor Who’s Freema Agyeman, this is British crime cinema at its most artful and fun.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.

Astraea + Keep Moving

Set in a near-silent future America, Kristjan Thor’s post-apocalyptic drama follows a telepathic teenage girl and her brother on a 5000 mile trek into the snowbound wilderness of Maine, as they search for the family that she is convinced are out there. Meeting a couple living in a cabin by a frozen lake, they welcome the chance to spend some time with the first people they have seen in two years. But as her brother gets more comfortable, Astraea’s
clairvoyance grows stronger, and she becomes increasingly convinced that time is running out to rescue her family. Cinequest

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KEEP MOVING
UK | Director: Burton Bowen | 15 min

Screening supported by Cinequest. Tickets available from the Genesis Cinema website here.

Welcome to Leith

Welcome to Leith is non-fiction cinema moulded into a high stakes thriller. Chronicling the attempted takeover of Leith, North Dakota by white supremacist Craig Cobb, it begins as an ‘enemy within’ story, as townsfolk realise that the man buying their land is trying to create a hub for America’s neo-Nazi movement. As Cobb’s disciples arrive the locals rise up, and this documentary takes an even more sinister turn.

Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.
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Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay + Cabaret Voltaire DJ

Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, Test Dept and Boyd ‘Non’ Rice are among the trailblazing participants in this first doc dedicated to industrial: a provocative, inherently politicized form of musical expression borne out of cultural oppression, societal unrest and manufacturing decline in the 1970s. Spreading from decayed European cities through America’s thriving avant-garde underground, this iconoclastic movement married cutting edge sonics with punk’s DIY spirit and radical art to forever transform rock, dance, experimental and film music. Followed by a Q&A and a DJ set from Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder. For more details on the event click here.