Artists, thinkers & curators respond to the theme of revolution...
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Rich Flix Film Club Launch Event: Revolution
Tuesday 9 May
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
In a nutshell
We’re making cinema a shared experience.
What to Expect
Feature: Children of Men
'I thought director Alfonso Cuarón's film of P.D. James' futuristic political-fable novel was good when it opened in 2006. After repeated viewings, I know Children of Men is indisputably great ... No movie this decade was more redolent of sorrowful beauty and exhilarating action. You don't just watch the car ambush scene (pure camera wizardry)—you live inside it. That's Cuarón's magic: He makes you believe.' Rolling Stone
Shorts: In the Air, Exit Room & more tbc
Guest speaker from What Took You So Long
With post show discussion and liquid support from East London Liquor Company in the form of a complimentary revolution themed drink
Rich Mix members Nathan Taylor and Richard Lapthorn have helped curate the Rich Flix Film Club Launch. Nathan explained why we wanted to create a club everyone could join...
'As well as watching some fantastic films, we want it to be a shared experience. Going to the cinema usually means sitting in a dark room for a couple of hours and keeping your thoughts to yourself. So we want to create a space for film lovers to talk about what they've seen and have a more social experience.
It's an opportunity for people to see films that they otherwise wouldn't be able to see on the big screen, and without trailers or ads. For each event we'll be choosing a feature film, a selection of shorts and a special guest. All these will be united around a common theme. The first event explores the theme of "revolution" and how this has been portrayed by different filmmakers.'
East London Liquor Company have created a complimentary bespoke 'Revolution' cocktail for each guest. Brand Ambassador Mikey Pendergast explains the story behind the new drink...
- 20ml East London Liquor Company London Dry Gin
- 20ml Honey
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- Castilian Bitters
- Cedarwood Spray for Aroma
- Spray glass, stir down, pour into flute and top with Prosecco.
After reading Hemingway’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and noting the similarity in political climate to today I thought it would be nice to try to recreate the enjoyable elements of the narrative of that story into a sparkling cocktail. The gin, lemon and honey provide balance between alcohol, citrus and sweetness with the Castilian Bitters providing complexity in flavour from traditional Spanish botanicals. The cedarwood recreates the aroma of the forests in which the battle in “For Whom The Bell Tolls” takes place.
What Took You So Long are a creative collective specialising in supporting development and communications entities around the globe. Since 2009, they have worked in more than 80 countries providing exceptional guerrilla filmmaking workshops and video and photography productions.
Things you need to know:
If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!
- If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
This event is wheelchair accessible.