January 2012: Tillsammens (Together)

On Sunday 8th January we’ll be screening Tillsammens, a feel good comedy drama set in a Swedish commune in the 1970s.

One house; one revolutionary; two open straight marriages; three gay people (maybe four); three children; two carnivores and eight vegetarians; there’s only one way they’re going to make it… and that’s together (or tillsammens as the Swedish say).

As usual, we will also be showing a collection of the latest independent citizen produced short films and pieces from around the web.

Note for January 2012, this is screening on the second Sunday of the month (we thought we’d take New Year’s Day off!)

Doors open at 7pm, with shorts showing between then and when the main film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

Download and print a copy of Janiary’s flyer to display in your window or at your place of work, study or play.

December 2011: DIVE! Living off America’s Waste

On Sunday 4th December starting at 7.30pm, we’ll be screening DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste.  Inspired by the curiosity about the US’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the film follows Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angels’ supermarkets.

We will also be showing a collection of the latest independent citizen produced short films and pieces from around the web.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

Download and print a copy of December’s flyer to display in your window or at your place of work, study or play.

Upcoming films for the new year include:

  • 8th January 2012 – Tillsammens (trailer)
  • 5th February 2012 – V for Vendetta (not change from advertised film Catfish) (trailer)

For more details of the next films, download and print our January-February 2012 flyer.

November 2011: All Power to the People

On Sunday 6th November starting at 7.30pm, we present All Power to the People, the story of the Black Panthers, a prominent group in the Black Power movement: their origins, their grassroots community work, their willingness to confront police brutality and racism, and the extreme tactics used by the government to crush them.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

 

October 2011: H2Oil

On Sunday 2nd October starting at 7.30pm, in association with the UK Tar Sands Network, we present the documentary film H2Oil

Welcome to the largest industrial site in human history. Covering an area larger than England, Canada’s tar sands mean the country is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil deposits.

As Canada rushes towards a largescale extraction, the social, ecological and human impacts are hitting a crisis point. In only a few short years the continent will be a crisscross of pipelines, reaching from the Arctic all the way to the southern US, leaving toxic water basins the size of Lake Ontario, and surface-mines as large as Florida.

With hope and courage H2Oil tells the story of one of the most significant, and destructive projects of our time.

We will be pleased to have Emily Coats from the UK Tar Sands Network to come and present H2Oil and host a discussion on this most destructive of projects.  Emily Coats works as a campaign assistant with the UK Tar Sands Network. Emily’s most recent project was the innovative ‘BP White Swan’, an interventionist piece of classical ballet based on Swan Lake, which interrupted a BP-sponsored event to challenge the company’s involvement in the tar sands.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

Please help promote this film by downloading the poster and displaying it wherever you can.

September 2011: Inside Job

The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make, Inside job is a film about the global economic crisis of 2008, which cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs and their homes and how it happened.  The financial crisis is still going on….

Sunday 4th September, 2011

Doors 7pm, film starts 7.30pm followed by discussion.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

Please help promote this film by downloading the poster and displaying it wherever you can.

August 2011: In search of the hackers

Please note change of date to SUNDAY 7TH AUGUST due to clash with Cowley Road Carnival after party at the community centre. There will consequently be no showing in July.

Who are these people that call themselves hackers? Those that believe that technology exists to be appropriated and subverted for whatever purpose? Those who oppose corporate control over inventions? If you part with good money for something, is it not yours to do what you will with it? Not according to the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Sony and their ilk…
For August’s screening we’ll be showing two films from Germany and from Spain: ‘Hippies from Hell‘ and ‘Looking for Hackers‘ (En busca de hackers) and inviting debate on discussion about whether the technology can make us free, if we know how and why to take advantage of it…..

Sunday 7TH AUGUST

Doors 7pm, films start 7.20pm, close 10pm
OARC, upstairs @ East Oxford Community Centre, OX4 1DD
Suggested donation of £2-3 on door.

Help promote this event by downloading, printing and posting the OARC “In Search of the Hackers” screening poster/flyer

June 2011: RIP! A Remix Manifesto


RIP! A Remix Manifesto
Join OARC for a Sunday Screening on 5th June. Does sharing music make you a pirate? Should remixing our common cultural heritage be illegal? Doesn’t human knowledge belong to the world?

Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.

Trailer and downloads at: http://ripremix.com/

 

Review of May’s screening

Someone calling themselves The Player of Games put up this review on Oxford Indymedia about the May screening of the three Guerillavision films.  The Player sums up their review with “I came away from the evening really inspired. First, that so many people are willing to risk life and limb to challenge unjust global institutions. Second, that we can (sometimes) win. Third, that are are so many people in Oxford still interest in these subjects and willing to become activists.”

Films that were shown were:

Big Rattle in Seattle, Capital’s Ill and Crowd Bites Wolf can be bought together from Culture Shop.

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May 2011: Whatever happened to the anti-globalisation movement?

Whatever happened to the anti-globalisation movement? Did it vanish in the aftermath of 9-11 neo-con anti-terror policy? Was it swallowed up by the climate change movement? Or is it live and well in a myriad of different actions and groups battling against corporate dominance of our planet and people?

This evening well be showing the classic Guerrilavision films Big Rattle in Seattle, Capital’s Ill and Crowd Bites Wolf, covering the mass protests that disrupted the global conferences of the WTO in Seattle in September 2009 and the IMF and World Bank in Washington and Prague the following year. Lots of chaos and disruption, lots of great and at times very funny coverage, lots of flying objects, lots of cops getting heavily tooled up, and the ritual smashing up of your favourite fast-food restaurant to boot… if this doesn’t get you out on the streets….

The showing will be followed by a debate and reflexion on where the movement is today and whether we can learn from the approach? Have we moved on or have we lost direction?

April 2011: The Battle of Trafalgar (1990)

On the 6th April we showed two films that told the story of the Poll Tax riots that happened in Trafalgar Square in 1990, Battle of Trafalgar and Poll Tax Revolt.

A review of the showing can be read at Oxford Indymedia.

Copies of Battle of Trafalgar can be bought from CultureShop.org, and both films are watchable on-line: