Returning 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.
Main feature 7.30pm
Join us on Sunday 2nd to watch François Truffaut’s film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s distopian novel in which books are banned and the fire brigade starts fires rather than puts them out.
Starring Julie Christie, Oskar Werner and Cyril Cusack, Farenheit 451 looks at topics including resistance to conformity and the use of mass media and technology to control individuals, influencing society and suppressing individualism. Farenheit 451 was published in 1953 and the film adaptation is from 1996, but the themes tackled and the questions raised are perhaps even more prevalent today than they were 60 years ago as through technology it’s now more possible to monitor citizens and control what they read and ultimately what they think.
We’ll be showing some short films from citizen journalists around the world from 7pm. Main film starts at 7.30pm, discussion of topics raised in the film afterwards and a strict 10pm finish, adjourning to The Star in Rectory Road for a refreshing beverage and further discussions afterwards.
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film V for Vendetta and discussing when it is right for the people to rise up in solidarity against governments that no longer represent them.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).