The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Screening
Thursday March 9th
Film and Food @ The Synergy Centre
Another World Is Blossoming Screening
March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 6pm
Entry by donation
This month The Synergy Centre is hosting uniteddiversity‘s series of Another World Is Blossoming events, including four weeks of screenings starting this Thursday 9th, and a big Centre fundraising party on Friday March 31st. It’s all taking place as part the NODE.London Season of Media Arts.
Thursday March 9th
Main Feature – 8pm Sharp
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
International Jury: “The best television programme in the world this year”
Hugo Chavez, elected President of Venezuela in 1998, is a coulful unpredictable folk hero, beloved by his nation’s working class and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history’s shortest-lived coup d’état. It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington’s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”
Second Feature Film – 10pm
Won 4 Oscars and Voted one of the best 100 films of all time.
Howard Beale (Peter Finch) is an ageing TV anchorman for UBS who is fired, effective in two weeks, after his ratings have been steadily deteriorating. He reacts to this by sensationally announcing on live television his intention to commit suicide on air. In doing so, Beale becomes a major TV icon and one of the most valuable assets to the Communications Corporation of America (CCA), the company that is gradually taking control of UBS. As a result he is given his own show as `the mad prophet of the air-waves’. He appears live on television every week-day evening to tell the real truth to the people of America. The programme is a huge success but Beale uses his power to make startling revelations about CCA, leaving the company executives with a serious problem.
Shorts – from 6pm
Founded as an off-shoot of Lifecycles (Pedal Powered Cinema And Multimedia Outreach Collective) in mid 2002, Real2Reel is a small group of video artists making short and occasionally amusing films about counter-cultural activities, social struggles and environmental concerns, all with a strong grassroots direct action bias.
Footage from the annual Reclaim Love event that takes place at the Eros Statue in Picadilly Circus each year. Check the website for more info and what its all about.
There will also be healthy food from the Synergy Sattva Cafe, served from 7pm.
Other Another World Is Blossoming events
Another World Is Blossoming Screening 2
6pm – 11.30pm, Thurs March 16th @ The Synergy Centre
Creative Forum Open Space
2pm – 12am, Sun March 19th @ The Square
Another World Is Blossoming Screening 3
6pm – 11.30pm, Thurs March 23rd @ The Synergy Centre
Another World Is Blossoming Screening 4
6pm – 11.30pm, Thurs March 30th @ The Synergy Centre
Another World Is Blossoming Benefit Gig
7pm – 3am, Fri March 31st @ The Synergy Centre
Buy Tickets Now! https://uniteddiversity.com
The Synergy Centre is located at:
220 Farmers Road
London SE5 0TW
Farmers Road is off Wyndham Road,
which is off Camberwell New Road.
Nearest Tube is Oval.
Hope to see you all there,
PS – I’ve been a bit prolific on the uniteddiversity blog in the last few days… https://blog.uniteddiversity.com
Good Weekend, Busy Week
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