Category Archives: SCREENING

PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – King’s Land Screening

June 01 sees a screening for Taking Over the King’s Land in Exeter, Devon!

The film will be playing at PUNY GODS! Vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is one of the UK’s largest collection of material related to the moving image and has strong links with the BFI. There will be a great selection of award winning films screening and a selection of talks by film-makers and film studies academics from the University of Exeter.

This is going to be really fun. More details coming

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Landed Festival screening

Taking Over the King’s Land is screening at the Landed Festival May 2 – 4 in Wales, in the gorgeous Welsh hills.

http://www.landedfestival.co.uk/ for tickets and info

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Image Matters visiting lecture and screening

Director Rozy Sarkis and co-producer Gillian McIver will be screening the documentary Image Matters and delivering a guest lecture/Q and A at Roehampton University on Feb 5.

Today the Guardian reported that:

Cosmetic surgery operations in UK top 50,000 for the first time

Market in 2013 for plastic surgery was mainly female, says data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Women had 45,365 operations, compared with 4,757 for men.

Image Matters presents the story of a close-knit community of bourgeois women in Lebanon who live in a  culture of “perfectability.” But it’s not confined to Lebanon – in the developed world all women face these choices.

Why does Image matter so much? Why are we prepared to cut, burn and inject poison into ourselves to “look perfect”?

Taking Over the King’s Land Screening Party – photos

Wed Nov 13 was the screening party for cast, crew and supporters of the film Taking Over the King’s Land, held at the highly congenial Dalston Social. It started as a “cast and crew” screening party but everybody decided that friends should come too, and then a few strangers popped by for the fun (but in our neighbourhood no-one’s a stranger)

After the film and the Q and A with director Gillian McIver and artist (and subject of the film) Nazir Tanbouli, LION TRIBE played a 45 min set of intense funk rock that topped the whole evening off perfectly. On the walls, art work by Nazir’s student KROM complemented the atmosphere of the event.

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On another note, the very first mural of the KING’S LAND project, that the film documents, is the only one still standing. As the estate is demolished, the first mural can still be seen; from above,  here it is:

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