Magic & the Macabre at the Masonic Temple

Location / Venue: Masonic Temple

Witches, ghosts and devilish mermaids invade the Andaz Liverpool Street’s Masonic Temple for this special weekend of EEFF screenings. Co-curated by Strange Attractor Press, join us for a line up of screenings and talks, taking you from Wicca to haunted Mexican convents, and from British classics to a special evening with Dave McKean.  

Saturday 14 June

DAYTIME TICKET: £13.00 | SOLD OUT

12.00 Witchumentary Double Bill + Discussion
with Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor) and William Fowler & Vic Pratt (BFI Flipside)

Legend of the Witches
Malcolm Leigh | UK | 1970 | 72 mins

Featuring Alex & Maxine Sanders, the spirit of the late 1960s magical revival is captured in this exploration of the currents of English witchcraft.

Secret Rites (in association with BFI Flipside)
Derek Ford | 1971 | Derek Ford | 47 mins

A rarely seen mondo-esque documentary sees a young West London hairdresser join a Notting Hill coven in a spectacular nightclub rite.

15.00 Electric Sheep Double Bill 

Alucarda
Juan Lopez Moctezuna | 1978 | Mexico | 74 mins

Introduction by Kier-La Janisse
 
Alucarda has been brought up in a convent to shield her from her father’s evil influence, but the devil in her cannot be suppressed.

The Moon Bird
Brothers McLeod | 2010 | UK | 15 mins

An orphan girl is kidnapped by a witch in this dark animated fairy tale.

 

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18:00 The Last Winter with Ron Perlman

The Last Winter

Larry Fessenden | 2006 | USA/Iceland | 107 mins
+ introductory Q&A with Ron Perlman
 
Oil company employees, led by Ron Perlman (Hellboy), are building an ice road in the remote Arctic. When a member of their team is found dead, fears arise that nature may be striking back.

 

20:00 Possession Double Bill

Invocation of My Demon Brother
Kenneth Anger | 1969 | USA | 12 mins

Part of Anger’s Magick Lantern series with a soundtrack by a Moog-wielding Mick Jagger.

Night Tide
Curtis Harrington | 1961 | USA | 86 mins
+ post-screening discussion with Will Fowler (BFI Flipside) & Mark Pilkington (Strange Attractor)

Seaman Johnny Drake (Dennis Hopper) falls for Mora (Linda Lawson), who believes she’s descended from the sirens.

 

 

Sunday 15 June

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12:00 British 60s Double

Eye of the Devil
J. Lee Thompson | 1966 | UK | 92 mins

Vineyard owner (David Niven) returns to his castle, where he and wife (Deborah Kerr) are confronted by a witch, calling for a blood sacrifice.

Night of the Eagle
Sidney Hayers | 1962 | UK | 87 mins

A psychology professor discovers that his wife has been practicing witchcraft and presses her to stop. Then things begin to go horribly, supernaturally wrong.

16.00 16mm with Cigarette Burns

Audrey Rose
Robert Wise | 1977 | USA | 113 mins – 16mm Screening

A young Anthony Hopkins is unnervingly obsessed with the idea that Ivy Templeton is the reincarnation of his daughter.
 
 
 
19.00 AN EVENING WITH DAVE MCKEAN: £13.00 | BUY TICKETS

 Illustrator and designer Dave McKean has created books and graphic novels of The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman) and The Homecomeing (Ray Bradbury), worked with Richard Dawkins and Stephen King, designed characters for Harry Potter, and exhibited across the world.

Join us for an evening with a truly unique artist, where Dave will discuss his work with author and film journalist SF Said, and offer an exclusive first look at footage from his upcoming feature Luna. His other work can be seen on www.keanoshow.com

Mirrormask
2005 | USA/UK | 104 mins

+ Dave McKean in conversation with SF Said, and exclusive clip from upcoming feature Luna

A collaboration with Neil Gaiman, Mirrormask is a dizzying journey into a complex fantasy world. 15-year-old circus worker Helena finds herself in a landscape filled with giants, monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. The mysterious Mirrormask is her only hope of escape.

The Week Before
1998 | UK | 23 mins

A card game between God and the Devil, inspired by jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. 

[N]eon
2002 | UK | 28 mins

Bruised from a failed marriage, a man wanders around Venice finding old books, memories, and a momentory ghost. 



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