First Friday Film Club takes place on the first Friday evening of every month, in partnership with Holloway Neighbourhood Group and Rowan Arts. Join the First Friday Film Club mailing list to find out which films are showing and to receive early information on events.
LOCATION: The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street, London, N7 6QT
DATE: First Friday of every month. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30.
COST: £5 / £2.50 unwaged or low wage concession. Free refreshments available.
Friday 7th June 2013
Special event as part of Holloway Arts Festival
The Jarman Years: work, life & legacy
Curated by performance art/cabaret duo Project Adorno, with special guest Peter Tatchell
7 – 9.30pm
A celebration of the life, work and legacy of the innovative director Derek Jarman, featuring music, poetry, video projections and a screening of his 1987 film The Last of England (cert 18). Event also features a special guest appearance from Peter Tatchell, sharing his memories of Derek and the socio-political landscape of the eighties and nineties.
Peter Tatchell has campaigned for human rights, democracy, global justice and LGBT freedom for more than 45 years. He pioneered ideas for single comprehensive equality legislation in the late 1970s, and is currently spearheading the campaign for civil marriage and civil partnership equality in the UK. His human rights activism has resulted in him being badly beaten by President Mugabe’s bodyguards in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in 2007.
As well as campaigning to complete the unfinished battle for LGBT equality in Britain, Peter also works in solidarity with human rights activists in many countries, including Iran, Uganda, Iraq, Russia, Pakistan, Bahrain, Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
Derek Jarman participated in many of Peter’s campaigns with the queer rights group OutRage! in the early 1990s, whilst Peter and other OutRage! activists collaborated with Derek’s film Edward II.
Please note you need to book for this event – Visit www.hollowayartsfestival.co.uk to do this.
Friday 5th July 2013
Special event as part of Islington Exhibits
Make your Own Damn Art
Followed by a Q&A session with artist Bob and Roberta Smith and director John Rogers
UK 2012 Dir. John Rogers. 75 min. (Cert12)
This is a documentary about the artist Bob & Roberta Smith, in reality one person called Patrick Brill, who has become renowned for his humorous, opinionated, polemical art works. He occupies a unique position in the art world as an outsider who is a Trustee of the Tate Gallery and an artist whose work is found in The Guardian and major galleries but also in small, unheralded spaces. What distinguishes Bob from the mainstream contemporary art world is his commitment to the idea that art is a vital part of democracy, and that art itself must be democratic. The film follows Bob over three years, providing a unique insight into one of Britain’s most important artists at work, reflecting on art and the role it plays in society today.
Please note that advanced booking is required for this event
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Trailer from Make Your Own Damn Art by John Rogers
Friday 6th September 2013
Searching for Sugarman
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.