Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Film Screening: Rebellion

Rebellion (Original: L'Ordre et la Morale)

Mathieu Kassovitz says his first film La Haine was about police brutality, while Rebellion is about government brutality.

“It’s April 1988 on the Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia. 30 police are kidnapped by Kanak separatists and in response 300 special-forces operatives are sent in to restore order. To avoid unnecessary conflict, Philippe Legorjus (Mathieu Kassovitz), the captain of an elite counter-terrorism police unit, is sent in to the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution. But against the highly pressured backdrop of presidential elections in France, the stakes are high and all bets are off. Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine) makes a powerful comeback in front of and behind the camera with this violent thriller, based on true events.” Craig Grobler, The EstablishingShot.

Friday, 16 August 2013, 6:30pm at the People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Film Screening: Living Utopia

Living Utopia (Original, 1997: Vivir la utopía. El anarquismo en Espana)

Escape the cold Wellington winter and join us to remember one of the great moments of working class history, the sunny days of July 1936 when ordinary Spaniards seized control of their lives, fought fascism and demonstrated how pleasant life could be when capitalism and the state are consigned to the dustbin.

What: Living Utopia: Anarchism in Spain
When: Friday 19 July 2013
Where: People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St, (across the road from McDonalds), Wellington
Time: 6:30 pm