SPECIAL EVENT: The New Underground Cinema + Panel
19:00 Mon 9 Jan 2017
ANARCHY IN THE UK: THE NEW UNDERGROUND CINEMA (Jett Hollywood, UK 2016, 55 mins)
This documentary chronicles the UK’s ‘Misrule Cinema Movement’ boom from 2010 to 2016, which exploded after the government abolished the UK Film Council. This period of social revolution and unrest gave rise a new cinematic experience. Frustrated filmmakers and independent cinema groups protested the industries rigid structure by building their own cinemas and staging guerrilla-style movie screenings.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion to discuss contemporary underground and alternative cinema exhibition hosted by Kate Taylor (London Short Film Festival co-founder, now at the BFI London Film Festival), alongside Duncan Reekie (Exploding Cinema) Anna Bogutskaya (Final Girls, Underwire, BFI), Laura Shacham (Kino London) and the film’s director Jett Hollywood.