Gary Numan, the Godfather of electronic pop music has moved home, lock stock and apparel to embark on a one-way trip to California, in search of a new life in the sun and new challenges in Hollywood. With him go his wife Gemma, daughters; Raven, Persia and Echo and filmmakers Steve Read & Rob Alexander.
Numan took the sound of early electronica and fused it with strong images of his on stage alter-egos, to invent something totally unique. Seemingly coming from nowhere and topping the charts with songs about the merits of being an android and the solitude of car interiors, he took the planet by storm. Continue reading Android in Lala Land (Steve Read & Rob Alexander, 2015)
Friday 26 Aug – 19.00 – Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd. Tel: 0207 780 2000
Following the release of last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Silver Bullets’ and the completion of the band’s European tour, Fire are releasing a live album of a Martin Phillips solo show on July 22nd.
To mark the occasion, Martin will be returning to the UK for a special screening of a new feature documentary about the band – ‘The Curse of the Chills’. The event will take place at the Genesis Cinema in Mile End, and will include a live solo performance of Chills songs by Martin Phillipps, along with a Q&A with Martin and the film’s director, Rob Curry. Continue reading The Curse of The Chills, Q&A plus Martyn Phillips live solo
Tuesday 30/8/2016 – Time: 19.oo
Italian Cultural Institute (39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX)
Salon Italia – In Italian with English Subtitles
Introduction and post screening discussion with Nick Walker
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast:Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi | 1965 | Drama
Perhaps no other cinematic depiction of revolt against colonial rule is so detailed, vivid, and specific. It’s a recreation of the insurrection against the French in Algiers in the late Fifties that shows how the French systematically eradicated that insurrection. The film documents the sad foolishness of solving conflicts with violence, the maximum loss and suffering on both sides and the protraction of the inevitable outcome. Continue reading The Battle Of Algiers (G. Pontecorvo,1965) FREE entry
Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict. The Confession captures the entirety of Begg’s story, from his forced confession and testimony as a free man, to his experience as a British Muslim and living the War on Terror. Commissioned by BBC Storyville and the BFI, The Confession is a gripping account of the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the West. Continue reading The Confession (Ashish Ghadiali, 2016)
I’m going to keep this diary and hide it away forever. I’m 14 years, two months and three days old.
I was born on the twenty-ninth of August 1915.
My parents were Friedel Adler and Justus Bergman.
I was baptised Ingrid.
I was spirited, irritating, stubborn and wild.
Ingrid Bergman 1929
Cannes-awarded, paying a tribute to Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman and celebrating the centenary of her birth, comes this feature documentary by director Stig Björkman with voice over by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander.
In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests him to ”make a film about Mama”. Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid’s story through her own words and images. Continue reading Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words, 2015)
Director Giovanni Giommi| Italy | 2011 | 83’
Information – Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Opening times: 6.30pm. Venue: Italian Cultural Institute. Organised by: ICI
39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX, tel: 020 7235 1461 fax: 020 7235 461. Free event book online
BAD WEATHER tells the story of Banishanta Island. It is made up of a community of sex workers. Living on a tiny sliver of land 100 meters long and only ten meters wide in the Bay of Bengal, south Bangladesh, this community survives at the frontline of climate change. The rising river, soil erosion and frequent cyclones are slowly destroying what is left of the island. Razia, Khadija and Shefali, three of the last 65 women left living there, are in a battle for their homes, the future of their families, and even their quest for true love. As they strive to hold onto their livelihood, time is running out. Soon the whole of Banishanta will be totally submerged under water, making it one of the first real casualties of the shifting global environment. Continue reading Bad Weather (Followed By Q&A with the Director)