Exhibition Preview: Proboscidea Rappings

Join us in the Gallery Café and Project Space for the exhibition preview of Proboscidea Rappings by Ollie Dook.

Jumbo the Elephant was one of the first modern day animal celebrities. Born in 1861 Jumbo tragically died in 1885 after a fatal collision with a train. The impact of his brief time on this planet was felt on a global scale.

Artist Ollie Dook examines the story of an archived photograph which depicts an imitation ‘Jumbo’ crossing Hull’s Monument Bridge in the 19th Century as part of Barnum’s circus parade.

Through an exhibition that combines video and sculpture, Dook offers up a new version of Jumbo, exploring the enormity of his physicality, popularity and impact on the world.

Beyond-Human

Beyond Human: Synthetic Cinema – Her (2013)

Join us for a screening of Spike Jonze’s modern science-fiction romance movie Her (2013).

Beyond Human is a series of film screenings chosen to compliment Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis. This screening offers a modern vision of the future that explores the impact technology has on human relationships.

The screening will start at 6.30pm.
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema.

Rated 15.

Harlan Whittingham: Collectionneur (2019) & Collector (2019)

THIS EVENT IS FOR AGES 18+ ONLY.

Join artist Harlan Whittingham for an introduction to his practice and screening of two short-films which use documentary, fiction and horror to examine collectors, their collections and the definition of value.

Through an intimate video confessional and tour of the character’s fetlife archives, we begin to explore the Collectionneur (2019, 7 mins 25 seconds) and his developing relationship with art objects.

Following this, the Collectionneur casts his gaze onto other Collectors (2019, 18 mins 37 seconds) – bed and breakfast owner Mark Hinchcliffe and dominatrix Mistress Zephyr; searching their collections for the objects of his desire.

Whittingham has spent the past year developing his practice on Tetley’s Associate Artists Programme (TAAP). Georgia Taylor Aguilar, Public Programme and Residencies Producer for The Tetley will finish by outlining TAAP.

Image credited to Still from Collectors, 2019. Harlan Wittingham.

Beyond Human: Mutant Cinema – Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Join us for a screening of Jack Arnold’s cult-classic monster movie Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954).

Beyond Human is a series of film screenings chosen to compliment Aniara Omann’s exhibition Equanipolis. This screening explores evolutionary alternatives to Homo sapiens through the pioneering use of special effects in cinema.

The screening will start at 6.30pm.
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema.

‘I am the Coyote’ Film Screening: A Sense of Freedom (1979)

Biopic based on the autobiography of Jimmy Boyle, the notorious former gangster from the Gorbals in Glasgow who was reputed to be Scotland’s most violent man. Boyle turned to art during his incarceration at Barlinnie prison where the Special Unit he was admitted to placed an emphasis on rehabilitation, and after his release Boyle became a sculptor and novelist.

Please note attendees must be over 18. Booking essential due to limited spaces.

Directed by John Mackenzie
Screenings start at 6pm (doors open 5.45pm)

THE ROLLING STONES HAVANA MOON

Havana…..The Rolling Stones……500,000 screaming fans…… and you.

Relive the concert of concerts as if you were there in this brand new immersive event like no other.

Rebel Vision’s cutting edge cinematic technology will transport you to Havana where rock history was made as The Rolling Stones performed to half a million fans in a spectacular and iconic record breaking event.

A state of the art sound system, screens and concert lighting creates a brand new experience as Cuban dancers and actors provide an exotic backdrop allowing you to submerge yourself in Havana Moon and let the Caribbean air wash over you.

“This immersive experience will let thousands more fans be part of a historic moment” Sir Mick Jagger

Hull Independent Cinema: APOLLO 11

From director, Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic experience fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Starring Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson

Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Editing – Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary – Sundance Film Festival
Sheffield Doc/Fest, New Zealand International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Official Selections

“The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary Apollo 11 reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck.” – Entertainment Weekly

“A masterpiece in storytelling which deserves to be seen on the biggest screen one could possibly find.” – HeyUGuys

Certificate
APOLLO 11 is rated U.

Hull Independent Cinema: NEVER LOOK AWAY

Hull Independent Cinema presents NEVER LOOK AWAY
Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarch | 2018 | Germany/Italy | Cert 15 | 189 mins | German language with English subtitles

A sweeping romantic historical drama, NEVER LOOK AWAY follows thirty years in the life of a great artist – loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century’s most admired visual artists – played by Tom Schilling (Woman in Gold, Generation War). The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman (Paula Beer, Frantz, The Dark Valley, Transit) whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding (Sebastian Koch, The Lives of Others, Homeland, Blackbook), escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately being part of the exciting new movement in contemporary art.

Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer

Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography – 2019 Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, 2019 Golden Globes
Venice Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival Offical Selections

“The title of “Never Look Away” is deliciously ironic: This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theatres right now.” – The Washington Post

“Rich as the film may be in aesthetic considerations — very rich indeed — it’s the startling arc of Kurt’s life story that sustains the dramatic narrative.” – Wall Street Journal

Certificate
NEVER LOOK AWAY is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

Image credited to Modern Films

Hull Independent Cinema: THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT

Hull Independent Cinema presents THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
Kim Nguyen | 2018 | Belgium/Canada | Cert 15 | 110 min

In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fibre-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their daring adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek

Awards and Reviews
“At once an offbeat comedy and a satisfyingly weird thriller.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“An invigorating snapshot of greed that examines how far competitors will go to gain even the slightest fraction of an edge over their rivals in the stock market. – Detroit News

Certificate
THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

Hull Independent Cinema: SUPPORT THE GIRLS

Lisa Conroy is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side “sports bar with curves,”– but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely–but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction…Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it.

Starring Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham, Ann McCaskey, Elizabeth Trieu, Lea DeLaria

Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Female Lead – Film Independent Spirit Awards
Nominee, Best Actress, Best Screenplay – Gotham Film Awards
SXSW Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Americana Film Festival Official Selections

“Support the Girls somehow manages to do it all, and in the form of a breezy, heartwarming workplace comedy to boot. There won’t be another film like it this year.” – The Atlantic

“Hall’s superb deeply felt performance keeps the movie grounded, allowing the supporting cast to provide hilarious liftoff at regular intervals.” – AV Club

Certificate
SUPPORT THE GIRLS is rated 15.

HIC: BALANCE, NOT SYMMETRY

Hull Independent Cinema presents BALANCE, NOT SYMMETRY
Jamie Adams | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 TBC | 96 mins

An American student living a privileged existence at Glasgow School of Art faces the unexpected death of her father. Consumed with her loss, she finds herself re-examining both her life and inner circle. Made in close conjunction with the Scottish band Biffy Clyro, who worked on both the storyline and the score.

Hull Independent Cinema presents BALANCE, NOT SYMMETRY
Jamie Adams | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 TBC | 96 mins

After her father’s funeral, American student Caitlin leaves her grieving mother behind to return to her third-year studies at the Glasgow School of Art. There she juggles her grief and end-of-year presentation with meeting a new guy, Rory, and a rupture in her relationship with her housemate and BFF Hannah. Can she again find balance in her turbulent life?

Made in close conjunction with the Scottish band Biffy Clyro, who worked on both the storyline and the score.

Starring Laura Harrier, Bria Vinaite, Kate Dinkie

Awards and Reviews
Edinburgh International Film Festival Official Selection (World premiere)

Certificate
BALANCE, NOT SYMMETRY is expected to be rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

Pride on Screen: Fringe! Shorts: THERE’S NOWT SO QUEER AS FOLK TODAY + Q&A

FRINGE! Queer Film & Arts Fest comes to Hull! The best LGBTIQA+ storytellers and filmmakers explore the state of queer Britain today, from the ways that we see ourselves represented, to how we express ourselves, how we love, and how we fight for our rights. From local directors to global stories, queer people’s lives are shown in all their beauty and diversity. Filmmakers of these vital shorts will be in attendance.

Two of the short films in the programme are from Hull filmmakers, ADAE (directed by Tyrone Smith) and THEY, THEM, THEIR (directed by Ruby Seddon-Wilson). Both of the directors will be in attendance for a post-screening question and answer period along with Kai Fi’Ain, director of THE BROTHER.

Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses, from feature films to experimental installations, workshops and lively debates to wild parties. You’ll see FRINGE! Flood London’s cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs with the powerful, provocative and strange each November, and are here for the Culture!

Venue: 62-63 Humber Street, Hull (Previously Fruit)

Film in the programme include:

CLASH
Dir Amrou Al-Khadi | 8 mins | UK
An experimental documentary critiquing Britain’s obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today.

THEY / THEM / THEIR *
Dir Ruby Seddon-Wilson | 2 min | UK
Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.

THE BROTHER *
Dir Kai Fi’Ain | 4 mins |UK
The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.

THE WORLD CAN WAIT
Dir Deborah Espect | 8 mins | UK
Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she must fight for her survival.

DES!RE
Dir Campbell X | 9 mins | UK
The desire and attraction for transmasculine, transmen, butches, studs, and masculine of centre (MOC) people is explored in this beautifully shot and stylised experimental film.

THE QUEENS
Dir Cathal O’Brien | 5 mins | UK
The cheeky, vicious invasion of the queers in this music video for The Carry Nation’s new track references Genet, Mapplethorpe, the Pet Shop Boys, Boy George, Capote and more, praising queer spirit.

FLESHBACK: QUEER RAVING IN MANCHESTER’S TWILIGHT ZONE
Dir Steven Issacs-Wilson | 16 mins | UK
A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.

UNICORNS OF WESTFIELD
Dir Louise Ashcroft | 6 mins | UK
Northerner, Londoner, Artist; Louise Ashcroft explores Westfield, Stratford and capitalism in her assumed residency.

PARENTS’ CHAT
Dir Kate Jessop | 3 mins | UK
Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.

POOF
Dir Dean Anderson | 17 mins | UK
Boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.

ADAE*
Dir Tyrone Smith | 4 mins | UK
Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.

INVISIBLE WOMEN *
Dir Alice Smith | 25 mins | UK
The stories of the women who led Manchester’s Gay Liberation Front finally come to view in this inspirational and joyful account of lesbian activists changing the lives of thousands for the better.
* Filmmaker in attendance

Certificate
The films in this programme are unrated – no one under 18 can be permitted into the theatre

Hull Independent Cinema: IN FABRIC

The latest from the unique imagination of Peter Strickland, IN FABRIC, is a typically distinctive and haunting tale that blends Giallo-infused horror with absurdist dark humour, to ghostly effect. Set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period at a mysterious Thames Valley department store, the film follows the journey of a cursed but strikingly beautiful blood-red dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

Starring Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Director – Austin Fantastic Fest
BFI London Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival Official Selections

“A raucous, full-tilt descent into bishop-sleeved madness.” – Little White Lies

“If you haven’t yet guessed, Strickland’s real terror concerns our addiction to buying things, and In Fabric goes way beyond zombies in a mall.” – Time Out

Certificate
IN FABRIC is rated 15.

Hull Independent Cinema: GLORIA BELL

Gloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

From Academy Award-winning director Sebastian Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.

Starring Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro

Awards and Reviews
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Belfast Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival Selections

“Because of Moore’s open-hearted, captivating portrayal of the title character, repetition won’t be a drawback for those who’ve seen Gloria. She makes the role her own with brio and woman-power strength.” – The Toronto Star

“This is a quiet film, moving at its own pace, reflecting life with such realism it’s as if we’re invisible guests in Gloria Bell’s life.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Certificate
GLORIA BELL is rated 15.

HOME-Restart Productions in association with Drunk Animal

We are a Hull-based studio and we are proud to share with you our very first production, Home, featuring Ian Beattie, Lily Aslandogdu and Daniel Mihai.

Our first film ‘Home’ is a story of a lonely young girl who meets a Romanian farmhand who claims to be held captive. The issue of modern-day slavery is so massive in scale, many are unable to comprehend it or even acknowledge it. Our story attempts to ask the question: can she save him, or will his secret keep them both prisoner?

Screenings will take place in 3 different venues:
28/06 at the C4DI – private screening
18/07 at Thieving Harry’s – intimate public screening
02/08 at the Bonus Arena – private screening along with networking and a Q&A session

We look forward to seeing you at the screening and sharing this short story with you.

Image credited to Restart Productions

HOME – Restart Productions in association with Drunk Animal

We are a Hull-based studio and we are proud to share with you our very first production, Home, featuring Ian Beattie, Lily Aslandogdu and Daniel Mihai.

Our first film ‘Home’ is a story of a lonely young girl who meets a Romanian farmhand who claims to be held captive. The issue of modern-day slavery is so massive in scale, many are unable to comprehend it or even acknowledge it. Our story attempts to ask the question: can she save him, or will his secret keep them both prisoner?

Screenings will take place in 3 different venues:
28/06 at the C4DI – private screening
18/07 at Thieving Harry’s – intimate public screening
02/08 at the Bonus Arena – private screening along with networking and a Q&A session

We look forward to seeing you at the screening and sharing this short story with you.