Occupy the Cinema

Thursday 11 October 2012, at 8pm, ICA

Austerity Measures
Ben Russell & Guillaume Cailleau | Greece 2012 | 9 min
Athens at crisis point: a colour-separation portrait of the Exarchia neighbourhood during the anti-austerity protests.

Seeking the Monkey King
Ken Jacobs | USA 2011 | 40 min
Amid the hypnotic, flickering motion of a metallic terrain, vitriolic onscreen texts rail against American culpability, from the Revolution to Iraq to the present administration. Each statement casts an arrow, and J.G. Thirlwell’s monstrously cinematic score drives them home.

Deep State
Brad Butler & Karen Mirza | UK 2012 | 44 min
‘An audacious, semi-fantastical secret history of the counterforces of popular protest and clandestine control, this struggle is told through archive material, contemporary footage and future speculation.’ A direct development of the filmmakers’ visit to Cairo prior to the Tahrir Square uprising, Deep State was commissioned by Film & Video Umbrella, and made in collaboration with author China Miéville.

Mark Webber