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FRIDAY  NIGHT FILM

28 June 2013

 

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IT’S A LOT

UK | 2013 | 85 min

Directed By Femi Oyeniran & Darwood Grace

FRI 28TH JUNE | 7PM

The first day of college is never easy. You walk into a building surrounded by hundreds of strange faces and you think to yourself, ‘What have I got myself into?’ Now imagine – moving from one of the most prestigious schools in the country and ending up in Sacred Hart, a college in post-riot Tottenham where the choice of head teacher is questionable and the students aren’t exactly the sharpest tools in the box. Femi Oyeniran (Moony in Kidulthood and Adulthood) makes his directorial debut in this hilarious portra yal of a boy longing for street cred. But at what price? Come along and chat to Femi himself, Darwood Grace and screenwriter Nicolas Walker in this special screening of IT’S A LOT.

Cutting East suggested certification: 12A

 

SATURDAY  – FILMS

29TH JUNE 2013 

 

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB

USA | 1985 | 97 MIN CERT: 15 | 11:30AM

Director: John Hughes

80’S TEEN CLASSIC Five high school students, who would have never been caught dead in the same room, find themselves having to spend Saturday morning in detention together. Naturally butting heads with each other the unlikely thing happens and they bond against a common enemy, Bender, the school headmaster. Finding that beneath their high school stereotypes of athlete, princess, basket case, brain and rebel they are similar and all go through problems. This classic American coming of age film written and directed by John Hughes, stars members of the 80’s Brat Pack led by Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson. Ally Sheedy and the great

Antony Michael Hall. Book your place on detention now and we will be asking you “Who do you think you really are?”.

 

 

 

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE: RIOTS REFRAMED

UK | 2012 | 60 MIN | CERT: 15 |3PM

Director: Fahim Alam

Riots Reframed gives an insightful look into a generation that speaks for the first time about the London riots that challenges the mainstream media, the government and the police with uncensored views and attitudes. A debut by Fahim Alam, the man who was in the front, right, center of the riots, aims to give people the alternative view and a voice. Fahim Alam and interviewees featured in Riots Reframed will take part in a panel discussion following the screening of One Mile Away (see below for details). CE’s Shah Faruque met Fahim Alam somewhere in London for a in depth chat. To read the results go to www.cuttingeast.co.uk

Photo credit: Hilari Et/ VoiceOver Productions

 

 

 

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ONE MILE AWAY

UK | 2012 | 91 MIN | CERT: 15 | 4:30PM

Director: Penny Woolcock

The film documents the painstaking journey towards peace by members of Birmingham’s Johnson Crew and the Burger Bar Boys over the course of two years. As they attempt to bring about a truce and rebuild communities that were disrupted by violence, over a twenty year long postcode turf war, two community leaders come together and work toward unity. One Mile Away, demonstrates how ordinary people can come together and try to tackle social problems that have been entrenched for years. But the road to reconciliation is never easy. This screening will be followed by a discussion with the director of One Mile Away, Penny Woolcock and Fahim Alam, director Riots Reframed who will be joined by contributors for both films.

 

JUSTICE IN ACTION

UK | 2012 | 60 MIN | CERT: 12A | 1PM

Directors: MulberrySchool for Girls and Fiona Lloyd-Davies

Six young women from MulberrySchool for Girls embarked on a journey to explore the turbulent history of Bosnia, the site of Europe’s worst genocide since the Second World War. They went to The Hague, to sit in on the trial of the men accused of the masterminding these crimes – the war time leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Dr Radovan Karadzic. They documented this journey through a film which explores what justice really means to those who want it most. In their quest for truth, these students explore the path to peace and reconciliation, and what role it plays in the lives of the survivors. Filmmakers, Fiona Lloyd-Davies from studio 9 films, Farihah Begum, Fatima Begum, Suraiya Chowdhury, Afifa Gill, Samrah Rashid and Aishah Siddiqah will join us for a Q&A after the screening.

 

 

Dollhouse

 

UK PREMIERE

In Partnership with EEFF

DOLLHOUSE

IRELAND | 2012 CERT: 15 | 95 MIN | 7PM

Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Primarily set in a household a group of people hold an out of control partythat takes turns for the worst for the host. Dollhouse involves a spiral of events that represent how this group of people thinks and act that follows disorder and chaos but at the same time the experience shows more and more of a message as the night continues. Dollhouse transpires its name in having figures inside a home where what happens in there is entirely up to the person/people in control and shows audiences how different circumstances can happen when no one is left in charge and when no rules apply. Working with a young non-professional cast, Irish director Kirsten Sheridan improvised Dollhouse from a fifteen page script. The resulting film rattles with frantic energy and dark secrets.

 

SUNDAY  – FILMS

30TH JUNE 2013

 

 

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TUNDE’S FILM

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DIVIDE AND RULE – NEVER!

UK | 1973 | 41 MIN 11:30AM | CERT: 12A

Directors: Maggie Pinhorn & Tunde Ikoli

Tunde’s film gives an inside look into teenage life in the East End during the early 1970’s. Its shot as experienced and filmed by Tunde and his friends, where hardship and struggle were a common place. Sound familiar? A group of teenagers from different background feel that they are trapped by the lack of job opportunities and constant harassment from the police. But then they follow their desire to escape, by taking extreme measures.

 

 

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EVERY GOOD MARRIAGE BEGINS WITH TEARS

UK | 2006 | 62 MIN |1:30PM | CERT: 15

Director: Simon Chambers

Not your usual portrayal of young Muslim women in the media, this documentary is about two feisty Bangladeshi sisters who agree to having arranged marriages to men they barely know in order to uphold their family honour. This funny poignant film gives an insight into the effect both positive and negative an arranged marriage has on a family and on the community. Ameena Director Simon Chambers will be joining us at the screening. Simon will present a special preview of his latest feature Life Begins With Tears, at the East End Film Festival (see EEFF Highlights)

 

 

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5 BROKEN CAMERAS

PALESTINE, ISREAL| 2012 | 94 MIN| 3.30PM | CERT: 15

Director: Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi

5 Broken Cameras is an Oscar nominated documentary filmed by Palestinian farmer, Emad Burnatt. Through a series of broken cameras, this film shows the struggle, the conflict and fear that the Palestinians face on a daily basis yet they still go from strength to strength to fight for their rights and protect their land. This touching documentary unfolds the conflict of the West Bank and it shows what the mass media ignore. See it through their eyes.

 

DIVIDE AND RULE – NEVER!

UK | 1978 | 34 MIN |11:30AM | CERT: 12A

Director: Noreen MacDowell

The cultural and racial friction that the East End’s melting pot has endured is nothing new today. It’s been entrenched over the years. This news reel interviews young people from the 70’s, about issues that divide them in relation to education, music, the law and integrating into the communities which they live in.

 

 

 

UK PREMIERE

ALMOST 18

CERT: 12A | FINLAND | 2012 | 112 MIN | 5.15PM

Directors: Maarit Lalli

‘I think we all had pretty normal families. Normal problems. Normal feelings. There was nothing we couldn’t get over’ ‘Almost 18’ tells the story of five young men Karri, Pete, André, Akseli and Joni, and their everyday struggle with family, lovers and society. All of them are about to turn 18 when everything turns wrong. We witness each character maturing as they deal with the relatable issues of their fears and hope for the future. In Finnish with English subtitles

 

 

 

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LONDON PREMIERE

GIRL WALK//ALL DAY

USA | 2012 | 75 MIN

SUN 30TH JUNE | 7PM | GENESIS CINEMA

Director: Jacob Krupnick

Girl Walk //All Day is an original feature length dance music film directed by Jacob Krupnick, shot in the streets and public spaces of New York City. It is a completely engaging experience set to thesoundtrack, All Day, the 2010 album by the mashup DJ Girl Talk and follows 3 improvisational dancers and dance crews who dance their way across Manhattan.

Cutting East brings this special screening together with live performances

through-out the screening featuring local dance crew IMD, recent finalists in Sky’s Got to Dance, transforming the Genesis into one big dance floor. An absolute must for anyone interested in moves, breaks, beats and generally just having a good time. The dance party will continue in Bar Para gon featuring mash up sounds from guest Dj’s

 

 

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