Tagged: cult cinema

November 2015: Black Sheep

Black SheepReturning to a local community centre near you this Sunday 1st November, OX4 Films a proud to bring you Jonathan King’s 2006 apocalyptic ovine comedy horror Black Sheep.  The film follows the family feud of New Zealanders Angus and Henry when they, some environmental activists and a more than liberal sprinkling of sheep get mixed up in Angus’ genetic experiments with disastrous consequences; there are 40 million sheep in New Zealand, and they’re pissed off….

This month we’re back on home turf in the Oxford Action Resource Centre aka OARC, which is upstairs in East Oxford Community Centre.  Doors open at 7PM and we’ll have finished the evening by 10PM.

Our recommended donation for the night is £3 for those of you who can afford it, £2 for concessions, or whatever you can afford to give (we’d rather you came than stayed away because you couldn’t afford it).  Donations go to support the work of OARC.

Help promote the night by downloading and printing our flyer/poster and displaying it in your window, your college, your workplace or your favourite local shop or café. See you there.

January 2013: Soylent Green

Join us on Sunday 13th January when we screen the 1973 film Soylent Green starring Charlton (Chuck NRA) Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young and Edward G Robinson.

Set in now not faraway 2022, Heston plays Thorn, a detective prowling the overpopulated streets of New York in a distopian future where the world is overrun with people, women are known as furniture, fresh food is only available on the black market to the wealthy, and the solution to the world’s food problems is the substance known as Soylent Green.

We’ll be opening the doors at 7pm and showing some latest short films that we found on the Net, and the main film starts in earnest at 7.30pm.  As usual we’ll have available a selection of grass roots and citizen journalist DVDs on sale from over 12 years of Indymedia in the UK, as well as copies of the revolutionary booklet Tech Tools for Activism.

Doors 7pm . Main films start 7.30pm . 10pm Close

Recommended donation £3 / £2 concessions / whatever you can afford.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Rd, OX4 1DD

Download a copy of the poster and put it up in your bedroom.

June 2012: Pink Floyd The Wall – Thirtieth Anniversary Screening.

Sunday 3rd June, 7-10pm OARC, East Oxford Community Centre £3 recommended donation

First screened 30 years ago in Cannes on 23rd May 1982, Pink Floyd The Wall is Alan Parker’s film-adaptation of Roger Waters’ largely autobiographical concept album about a rock and roll artist who, having lost his father to WWII, been smothered by his over-protective mother, abused by his teachers and addled his brain on a cocktail of booze and drugs, show after show, party after party, estranged from his wife and increasingly isolated from the people around him, eventually descends into madness that leads him to fascism. In the culmination of the film, we see his own self-imposed introspective trial that leads him to tear down the wall he’s constructed around himself, a new day is possible as those who walk up and down outside the wall are revealed to him. The film features some excellent animation of cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, who was also closely involved with Parker and Waters in the design of the film. Oh, and yes, Sir Bob “all these anti-globalisation activists are idiots” Geldof is in it. It may not sound like a whole load of fun, and it is a tad harrowing at times, but if you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth watching, and if you have, when was the last time you watched it?

Doors open at 7PM and we’ll be showing a selection of media activist and citizen journalist produced film shorts until 7.30pm:

Pink Floyd The Wall showing starts at 7.30PM sharp after which we shall table a discussion on the various themes raised in the film.

Evening finishes at 10PM, at which juncture 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).

Help to promote this film, download the poster, print it out and display a copy of it in your window, your work or anywhere you can.

February 2012: V for Vendetta

Join us in February, when we shall be showing the film V for Vendetta and discussing when it is right for the people to rise up in solidarity against governments that no longer represent them.  The shadowy freedom fighter known only as V uses terrorist tactics to fight the totalitarian state. V finds a potential ally in Evey, whom he rescues from the secret police. The film, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, explores issues of power, repression, and resistance. V’s Guy Fawkes mask has become the symbol of the Occupy Movement and the Anonymous hacker collective.

Doors open at 7PM and we’ll be showing a selection of media activist and citizen journalist produced film shorts until 7.30pm:

V for Vendetta showing starts at 7.30PM sharp after which we shall table a discussion on the various themes raised in the film.

Evening finishes at 10PM, at which juncture 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).

 

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.