[imc-scotland-film] Launch today (Sat 19th Nov 2011) at Ace of *DoleKult Cinema*
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Sat Nov 19 01:59:09 PST 2011
Dolekult cinema presents a series of experimental and cult films for skivers
and dreamers, exploring the tyranny of wage labour and
the colonisation of everyday life by capitalism. Countering this world with
pugilistic celluloid and video from local and international filmmakers,
ranging from art-house cinema to spaghetti westerns and TV plays.
Launch night Saturday, 19th November, 7.00pm, at A.C.E (Autonomous Centre of
Edinburgh), 17 West Montgomery Place (off Leith Walk).
Free entry and Bring Your Own Booze
Dolekult cinema presents 3 films by the immediate broth.
The immediate broth is writer and filmmaker Neil Gray and artist and filmmaker
Sacha Kahir. The immediate broth is micro and zero budget filmmaking
from below, which utilises a blend of documentary, fiction and concrete
poetry, to explore an urban environment subordinated to the market place.
Followed by a discussion and an exhibition of textual artwork by John
Barker (writer, former political prisoner, and much loved comrade of many
anarchists and communists), which explores a myriad of global symptoms that
created the present crisis.
Neil Gray |UK | 2010 | 11 minutes
Palimpsest is composed of ten one-minute theses forming an interrogative essay
on the constructed face of urban erasure in the West Midlands.
The film focuses on The Public, a multi-purpose arts, community and business
space designed by Will Alsop. While city boosters hail the ‘creative
offered by The Public, the film investigates another possibility: that West
Bromwich is “neither Shoreditch nor Manhattan”, and cultural regeneration
merely marks the emulation of losing formulas; in a zero-sum game.
Sacha Kahir | UK | 2010 | 21 minutes
The Process is a ghost story, made with non – actors, (ex-homeless people in
Dunfermline), and set in a non-place somewhere between a ghost town
and a clinic. The film explores themes of memory and identity on both a
personal and social level. Examining the industrial warehousing of the poor
institutions and sink estates, it uses distanciation to create a constantly
shifting narrative, where the various subjective experiences of those involved
Vaguing in Oppidanus aka 2 or 3 things we know about Dumbiedykes.
Neil Gray / Sacha Kahir | UK | 2010 | 20 minutes
In 18th century Edinburgh, the Presbyterian Taliban would seize idlers for
‘vaguing’ on the sabbath. This film takes a vague and runs (slowly) with it,
drifting it’s way across the atomised spaces of Edinburgh. As one online
viewer remarked “This is the worst Stoic sophist based communist propaganda
that I have ever witnessed.
This is the KGB at its best, reaching out and subverting the young people who
speak english. Only mindless, about to become slaves, would listen to this
Follow the advice here and you will wind up in chaos, which will end in a life
Next Sat 26th Nov 2011
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri 1969)
During a crackdown on political dissidents of the day, a suave, psychopathic
Roman police inspector (Gian Maria Volonté) slashes the throat of his
masochistic mistress (Florinda Bolkan).
Perversely put in charge of the investigation, the inspector plants clues,
which implicate him and then craftily diffuses them, ostensibly to prove his
A biting critic of Italian police methods and a psychological study of a
budding crypto-fascist, the film outraged the Italian Right, but proved a huge
box office success.
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