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NEW SHORTS: Bargain Basement Big Screen
Thu 14 Jan 19:00 Hackney Attic
A chance to see a selection of low budget work, and meet the filmmakers in a post screening Q&A. The five films tonight show an inventiveness on a lower budget, to create longer work; includes two mock docs, on clowns and the art world respectively, plus some crazy comedies.
Film running order:
MR BEARDY ANSWERS THE PHONE Darin Caudle 10 mins
SEND IN THE CLOWNS Kate Shenton 10 mins
THE SILENT GANGSTERS Amani Zardoe and Hatty Jones 6 mins
AFROBEAT Will Webb 8 mins
THE ART BASTARD SHOW Chris Lewort 45 mins
Will Webb 8 mins
Three white hipsters settle down to plan their first big club happening: an Afrobeats night. But as two of them fixate on guaranteeing the attendance of at least one black person, one starts to question just how racist the whole thing is, and tries to pull out.
MR BEARDY ANSWERS THE PHONE
Darin Caudle 10 mins
In this cinematic love letter to Jacques Tati and the early Dadaist influenced work of Rene Clair, a mischievous red telephone kiosk lures our gentleman hero Mr Beardy into its tiny interior and engages him in a surrealist game involving a talking book, a smiling llama, Neville Chamberlain, Viet Cong propaganda and British dance music of the 1920s.
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
Kate Shenton 10 mins
David is an artist with one ambition in life, to dress up as a scary clown and terrorise local pedestrians. This is his story in his words.
THE ART BASTARD SHOW
Chris Lewort 45 mins
The Art Bastard Show follows three very different Bristol artists and an overly-ambitious curator as they fail to stage the biggest exhibition of their careers. The film takes a satirical look at those trying to negotiate their way through the fickle art world. It's a place where vegan taxidermy and stenciled vaginas clash, while concepts are wrapped in masking tape and sold to the highest bidder.
THE SILENT GANGSTERS
Amani Zardoe and Hatty Jones 6 mins
A female gang dealing in cosmetic surgery discover they are losing customers to a rival gang, leaving their Boss with only one course of action.