Cinema Curated by Animal Collective
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2.00pm-9.30pm - "A HISTORY OF SOUND ART" INSTALLATION
10pm - HAUSU
Midnight - JIGOKU
2am - POSSESSION
10am - A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Midday - THE LAST WAVE
2pm - PHASE IV
4.00pm-8.00pm - "A HISTORY OF SOUND ART" INSTALLATION
8.30pm - SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: STARING INTO THE SUN
9.30pm - SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: LAND OF THE SONGHAI
10:15pm SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: MUSICAL BROTHERHOODS FROM THE TRANS-SAHARAN HIGHWAY
11.30pm - ODDSAC
12.30am - KWAIDAN
10am - ODDSAC
11am - SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: STARING INTO THE SUN
Midday - SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: LAND OF THE SONGHAI
12:45pm SUBLIME FREQUENCIES: MUSICAL BROTHERHOODS FROM THE TRANS-SAHARAN HIGHWAY
2pm - THE WAGES OF FEAR
5.00pm - 9.30pm - "A HISTORY OF SOUND ART" INSTALLATION
10pm - LONG WEEKEND
Midnight - THE INNOCENTS
2am - DON'T LOOK NOW
|DON'T LOOK NOW (1973. Dir Nicolas Roeg) / Watch Trailer
Based on Daphne Du Maurier's gripping occult thriller. When a little girl is accidentally drowned, her parents go to Venice to try and move on. There they meet a strange clairvoyant, who tells them their daughter is very much alive - and gives them ominous messages from the grave. As their whole world starts to disintegrate around them, everyday objects turn into omens of doom and ordinary events become terrifying. The father (Sutherland) begins a frantic search for his daughter, through the deserted canals and menacing alleys of Venice in winter, into a world where nobody can be sure what is real and what is illusion until the macabre and shattering climax...
|HAUSU (1977. Dir Nobuhiko Obayashi) / Watch Trailer
An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Obayashi's deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema's wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature. Distressed by her widowed father's plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway in her aunt's isolated mansion. But all is not well - in this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls will have to use all their individual talents if any are to survive. A rollercoaster ride without brakes, House is by turns sinister, hilarious and curiously touching, with ceaseless cinematic invention and a satirical, full-blooded approach to the horror genre.
|THE INNOCENTS (1961. Dir Jack Clayton) / Watch Trailer
The Innocents tells of an impressionable and repressed governess, Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr), who agrees to tutor two orphaned children, Miles (Martin Stephens) and Flora (Pamela Franklin). On arrival at Bly House, she becomes convinced that the children are possessed by the perverse spirits of former governess Miss Jessel (Clytie Jessop) and her Heathcliffe-like lover Quint (Peter Wyngarde), who both met with mysterious deaths. Based on the novel The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James.
|JIGOKU (1960. Dir Nobuo Nakagawa) / Watch Trailer
Shocking, outrageous, and poetic, Jigoku (Hell, a.k.a. The Sinners of Hell) is the most innovative creation from Nobuo Nakagawa, the father of the Japanese horror film. After a young theology student flees a hit-and-run accident, he is plagued by both his own guilt-ridden conscience and a mysterious, diabolical doppelgaenger. But all possible escape routes lead straight to hell--literally. In the gloriously gory final third of the film, Nakagawa offers up his vision of the underworld in a tour de force of torture and degradation. A striking departure from traditional Japanese ghost stories, Jigoku, with its truly eye-popping (and -gouging) imagery, created aftershocks that are still reverberating in contemporary world horror cinema.
|KWAIDAN (1964. Dir Masaki Kobayashi) / Watch Trailer
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese ghost stories. This lavish, 'scope production drew extensively on Kobayashi's own training as a student of painting and fine arts. Its poetic expression is said to be unmatched in all of Japanese cinema; breathtakingly photographed on handpainted sets, the film is at once a Japanese miniature writ large, and an abstract wash of luminescent colours that seem to come from another world. An electronic soundtrack by avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu plays hauntingly with the natural sounds - crickets, rain, the cracking of wood, the loud silence of snow. Yet the stories - four of Hearn's best known ghostly tales - strangely contradict this plastic splendour in their simple, aching humanity; all are tales of mortals caught by forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives. One of the most memorable of these is "Hoichi, the Earless", in which a blind young monk is compelled by the ghosts of a famous battle to retell their story, over and over again as they gather every night in an abandoned graveyard.
|THE LAST WAVE (1977. Dir Peter Weir) / Watch Trailer
Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of war, slowly realized his own involvement with the aborigines...and their prophecies.
|LONG WEEKEND (1977. Dir Colin Eggleston) / Watch Trailer
"Their crime was against nature...and nature found them guilty!" Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of Australian coastline in the hope that a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the unspoilt countryside with refuse, shooting guns and even driving off after wounding a kangaroo with their car. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proved themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the wildlife allow them to leave?
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946. Dir Michael Powell) / Watch Trailer
It's night over Europe, the night of the 2nd of May 1945. A crippled Lancaster Bomber struggles home across the English Channel, all crew dead save for the young pilot desperately scanning the radio for signs of life. His prayers are answered. June (Hunter), a young radio operator, picks up his signal, and in the final moments of the young flyer's life, a special bond is formed. The next morning washed up on an English beach, Squadron Leader Peter Carter (Niven) is alive, he finds June, and the two fall in love. Somehow he survived. It's a miracle, or is it? Peter Carter should have died that night; a heavenly escort missed him in the fog above the channel, and now he must face the celestial court of appeal for his right to live.
|ODD SAC (2010. Dir Danny Perez) / Watch Trailer
ODDSAC is a feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2010 and has screened to sold-out audiences in dozens of US cities. The film was co- conceived by and stars Animal Collective, whose 2009 album "Merriweather Post Pavilion" was named album of the year by SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork, and topped critic's end of year lists worldwide. ODDSAC is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral viewing experience. ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a "visual album" whose songs will not be released in any other form. It features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, a debut filmmaker and visual artist known for his concert projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear. Perez and Animal Collective have also collaborated on two music videos ("Who Could Win A Rabbit" and "Summertime Clothes"), and a major art installation piece Transverse Temporal Gyrus, which occupied the entire Guggenheim Museum in New York City. ODDSAC is the result of over four years of intense collaboration between Perez and the band.
|PHASE IV (1974. Dir Saul Bass) / Watch Trailer
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas.
|POSSESSION (1981. Dir Andrzej Zulawski) / Watch Trailer
A horror film like no other, Possession is an intense, shocking experience that was banned in the UK as a 'video nasty'. With its dark subject matter and high gore quotient, it's not for the faint hearted. With their marriage in pieces Anna and Mark's tense relationship has become a psychotic descent into screaming matches, violence and self-mutilation. Believing his wife's only lover is the sinister Heinrich, Mark is unaware of the demonic, tentacled creature that Anna has hidden away for liaisons in a deserted apartment and will stop at nothing to protect. Written and directed by Andrzej Zulawski, Possession is a deeply unsettling experience, aided by the horrific special effects of the great Carlo Rambaldi (Deep Red, Close Encounters, Alien). The film, though banned on video, was nominated for a BAFTA and the Palme d'Or and Adjani's astonishing performance earned her Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the French Cesars.
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES FILMS:
|THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953. Dir Henri-Georges Clouzot) / Watch Trailer
In 1953, before any American studio exec used the phrase "high concept", Henri-George Clouzot's The Wages of Fear boasted a premise so literally explosive that audiences were excited before they got into the theatres. With an oil-fire burning out of control deep in the South American jungle, two lorryloads of highly unstable nitro-glycerin have to be driven through miles of unstable terrain littered with dangerous turns, crumbling planks, falling rocks and mediocre hardtop. One good jolt will vaporise truck, nitro, drivers and a substantial swathe of the countryside, so the company recruits desperate souls among the loser tramps who loiter around the nowhere town of Las Piedras, begging for any kind of work.