Full Unemployment Cinema

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Sunday 25 March | Doors 7pm | Admission Free Louise-Michel, France (2008) 91mins directed by Gustave de Kervern & Benoît Delépine Laukaus tehtaalla AKA A Shot in the Factory, Finland (1973), 79 mins Directed by Erkko Kivikoski What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to… hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? Motion accepted so Louise goes in search of the gem they need and unfortunately comes across Michel, a stinky security specialist. Michel, who is busted, gladly accepts the deal but proves so inept ...
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The teach-in and festival will focus on the term communisation that recently have become a term for debate within ultra-left revolutionary theory and practice. The days we spent together will consist of a combination of theoretical and practical workshops and film activities, such as screenings and a communist film production workshop. “Communism is not a set of measures to be put into practice after the seizure of power […]. All past movements were able to bring society to a standstill and waited for something to come out of this universal stoppage. Communisation, on the contrary, will circulate goods without money […] ...
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Based on Daniel F. Galouye’s novel Simulacron Three, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 2 part TV production is a science-fiction classic that explores the notion of a computer-generated other world, pre-dating The Matrix by 26 years. Since its original broadcast in 1973 it has rarely been seen and following increasing demand the Fassbinder Foundation have restored this remarkable film. Reader published to coincide with a two-part screening of Welt am Draht / World on a Wire (Parts I and II) directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1973), screening Sunday 31 March 2013.
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The Dove on the Roof and The VW Complex Sunday 26 February | Doors 7pm | Admission free The Dove on the Roof / Die Taube auf dem Dach By Iris Gusner Germany (GDR), 1973, 84 mins The VW Complex / Der VW-Komplex By Hartmut Bitomsky Germany, 1990, 93 mins Hartmut Bitomsky’s intriguing investigation of Volkswagen combines archival material and his own footage. He writes: However a VW is put together, what comes out is always the Federal Republic of Germany. The VW factory is a museum of industrial technology, and at the same time it is its Utopia. The old factory buildings convey the impression of almost like ...
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Bartleby, (1972) Directed by Anthony Friedman Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story written by Herman Melville. It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam’s Magazine. There have been three or more film versions, two English (1972 and 2001) and one French (1976). The figure of Bartleby has been influential upon post-war political philosophy, particularly in a post-workerist (post-operaismo) and refusal of work tendencies, Melville’s story is discussed by Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri and Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi. Full Unemployment Cinema will be showing the 1972 English ...
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Sunday 27 April | 7pm | The Common House | Free We present Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel (2012) + shorts “With the fish-eye cameras strapped to their heads, the film-makers and crew recorded the raging midnight seas from which are hauled the fish and scallops that will end up on china plates and linen tablecloths in smart restaurants. Remorselessly, they expose every aspect of this visceral business – often conducted in the dark, out of sight of land, on trips lasting up to 18 days. It is a weird otherworld, filled with bug-eyed fish slathering over the decks, clanking rusty chains ...
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Sunday 30 March | 7pm | The Common House | Free A screening and discussion of films on recent struggles in the logistics sector. BBC, Panaroma: Amazon’s Truth Behind the Click, 2013 Maria Elena Scandaliato, Sciopero Generale Logistica, 2013 Cinema Action, Dock Strike 1972 Films and clips from Oakland, Bologna, Ellwood and more… Guest speakers from Angry Workers of the World.
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Sunday 28 April | 7pm | Free Losers and Winners A documentary by Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken Germany 2006, 96 mins For one and a half years, filmmakers Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken watch as a gigantic industrial site is dismantled, documenting the stories accompanying its disappearance: how the coke workers in the industrial Ruhr Region experience the arrival and working methods of the Chinese, their feelings upon seeing their pride in their work vanish along with what was the most modern coke factory in the world, but also the strain and conflicts the Chinese workers face during their 60-hour work week ...
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News from Ideological Antiquity Directed by Alexander Kluge, Germany, 2010, (84 mins) Alexander Kluge’s film is a discursive essay about and around Eisenstein’s notes on a film of Marx’s Capital—written shortly after the release of October in 1927 and connected to his ideas for conceiving a film of Joyce’s Ulysses. According to Helmet Merker writing on the 570 minute version, “Eighty years on, Alexander Kluge joins the party and takes up where Eisenstein failed, because neither Hollywood’s capitalists nor Moscow’s Communists were prepared to send the necessary funds his way… Scholarly stuff, wide and deep in scope, yet bold and playful. But ...
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Sunday 29 April | Doors 7pm | Admission Free Qaleh Directed by Kamran Shirdel, Iran, 1966-1981 (18mins) Prostitute Directed by Tony Garnett, UK, 1980 (1hr 34 mins) Qaleh – The Women’s Quarter (1966-1981) shows the life of prostitutes in Tehran’s city brothels, an area known as Shahre Now. The film closely follows a number of women and communicates how the burden of social constraints led them to surrender in the face of their common fate. By including photos in the film, a very unique and artistic approach that brings to mind Chris Marker’s classic La Jeteé, Shirdel not only tempers the subject’s emotional heaviness but also respects the ...
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Riget / The Kingdom – First Episode – Day 1: “Den hvide flok” / “The Unheavenly Host”(1994) By Lars von Trier Denmark (60mins) Moartea domnului Lazarescu / The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) By Cristi Puiu and Razvan Radulescu Romania (150min) The process by which Mr Dante Remus Lazarescu becomes neglected, is also that by which the film connects him to a dying potentiality which could only be realised through him. This flickering potential, a shadow in his shape, a shadow that is the image-object to which the care of others might be attached, and which has hitherto only appeared within a set of relations defined ...
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Sunday 30th October | Doors 7pm | Admission free Elephants’ Graveyard, 1976 By Peter McDougall & John McKenzie (Scotland, 48mins) Pretty Dyana, 2002 By Boris Mitic (Serbia, 45mins) Bunny has told his wife he is working as a postman, but in fact is wandering the hills all day, wondering why he doesn’t want to work. He meets Jody, an older man who has told his wife he’s working in a factory, but is in fact doing the same thing. The two men spend a day of friendship together, but what does the future offer them? And tonight is supposed to be pay night…

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