Thursday, 10 January 2008

Winter Club Hub

ALL WELCOME to film screenings selected by artists involved in the One Mile Programme.
15th January 08- David Sherry selected:
Five Easy Pieces, 1970, Bob Rafelson. 96 mins.
Bob Rafelson was previously known only for creating 'The Monkees', Here Robert Dupea
(Jack Nicholson) has given up his promising
career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields.
Features a spontaneous freeway concert, but of course, the really famous scene happens
in the restaurant.
22nd January 08- N55 selected:
La Grande Bouffe, 1973, Marco Ferreri. 130 mins.
If you want gross-out, this is the genuine article. La Grande Bouffe's premise of
death by overeating is set up to satirise Western society's
obsessive, self-abusive, consumption. So, it's grosse, and anarchic, and discomforting.
But it's also a brilliant tragicomic story about
four middle-aged friends who lock themselves away in a country house with prostitutes
and feast literally to death. Plus there's an
unbeatable quartet of actors - Mastroianni, Piccoli, Noiret and Tognazzi - playing
roles with their own Christian names.
29th January 08- Kate Gray selected:
The Century of the Self, Episode 3 'There is a Policeman In All Our Heads: He Must
Be Destroyed',
2002, Adam Curtis. 60 mins.
Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against
the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. Sigmund Freud,
founder of psychoanalysis; Edward Bernays, who invented public relations; Anna Freud,
Sigmund's devoted daughter; and present-day
PR guru and Sigmund's great grandson, Matthew Freud.
Das Blaue Licht / The Blue Light, 1934, Leni Riefenstahl. 70 mins.
This film was both directed by and stars Leni Riefenstahl, the woman who would later
become known for being responsible for some of
the most notorious propaganda films. It remains known for its operatic tone and
imagery and for the brilliant mountain climbing.
A "fable of the post-machine world and of the nature of love." Robert Aickman.
5th February 08 - Freee; art collective selected:
Brazil, 1985, Terry Gilliam. 132 mins
Brazil evokes the melancholy, dreamlike quality of its theme song, an English translation
of a 1939 Brazilian song, "Aquarela do Brasil,"
featured in Disney's Saludos Amigos (1942). In that escapist film, Brazil is represented
as a romantic, fantasy location that is the opposite
of gloomy, northern countries. Gilliam was inspired by this song to create the fictional
totalitarian government and the overall dystopian
mood of the film. The film centers on Sam Lowry, a young man trying to find a woman
who appears in his dreams while he is working in
a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a dystopian world
in which there is an over-reliance on poorly
maintained (and rather whimsical) machines.
For more information on the One Mile Programme visit or
Collective's Sunday Studio is a very affordable workshop intending to bring some
creativity back into the art graduate workaholic's week.
Those of us with no space/time or money to make art at the moment, or those just
wanting to have some social drawing time are welcomed to come along! We will provide
space/tea/cake/music and materials.
This is a fun-time, drawing based club that hopes to produce work with a collaborative
The workshops will be from 2-4pm on Sundays:
20th & 27th January and 3rd February.
Please email: if you would like more information or to
book a place for all 3 sessions. Must be booked as a block, the price for 3 sessions
is £9 payable by cash or cheque at the first one.
Collective Gallery | 22-28 Cockburn St | Edinburgh | EH1 1NY|
t: 0131 220 1260 w:
Collective is funded by The Scottish Arts Council and City of Edinburgh Council.

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