Other Cinemas are back with an exciting series of FREE screenings
Other Cinemas are back with their exciting and thought provoking (and FREE!) independent film screenings.
With an exciting autumn lineup of powerful documentaries and arthouse films, Other Cinemas are giving independent filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work.
Hosted in Wembley Park’s community hub, The Yellow, the screenings are completely free and vary from Halloween thrillers to heart wrenching personal stories.
UNDER THE SHADOW
FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
7PM – 9:30PM
First up in Other Cinemas series of autumn screenings is a Halloween special – the critically acclaimed Iranian horror, Under the Shadow. The 2016 fright-filled movie is directorial debut of Babak Anvari, which has received five stars from Empire, Total Film and Guardian Film Review.
Based in Theran in 1988, Under the Shadow follows the struggle of mother and daughter as they struggle to cope with the terrors of post-revolution war as a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. After being accused of subversion, Shideh lives in a state of malaise all whilst protecting her daughter Dorsa. After a missile hits their home but fails to explode, Dorsa’s behavior become increasingly disturbed. In the desperate search for answers, Shideh learns her daughter may be infected by djinns – malevolent spirits brought in by the cursed, unexploded missile. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter.
EVELYN DOCUMENTARY AND MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSION
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER
7PM – 10PM
Brought to you by Other Cinemas and Every Person is Capable (who also host The Yellow’s ‘The Man Down’ project), Evelyn is an incredibly powerful and intensely personal film about the emotional impact of suicide within a family. The film will be followed by a discussion about the themes touched upon in the film led by Savan Shah (Man Down Project) and Ash Patel (The Yellow).
Fourteen years after the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn, the family decided to walk the length of the UK to try and do something they have failed to do in over a decade – talk about him. The poetic documentary explores the fabric of grief and the longevity of love. Part quest film, part road-trip, part memoir, EVELYN is an exposition of the taboos of mental health and male emotion, and a tribute to our times.
A NORTHERN SOUL SCREENINGS AND DIRECTOR Q&A
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER
7PM – 10PM
Wembley Park are delighted to welcome back Sean MacAllister for a screening of his latest documentary, A Northern Soul. MacAllister’s latest documentary follows his return to his hometown, Hull, as curator of its’ City of Culture opening.
Back living with this 90-year-old parents and reflecting on the changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit, MacAllister is drawn to the fringes of the town. This is where he meets Steve, a struggling warehouse worker with a dream. A deeply community-driven optimist, Steve has been desperately trying to find a way to being creativity and culture to the disadvantaged kids of the city. Driven by his dream to be a musician, Steve sees opportunity in the City of Culture year to start the ‘Beats Bus’ – converting a bus into a sound studio, allowing him to visit some of Hull’s poorest schools and give kids a voice through music training and performance. A chance he never had.
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER
7PM – 9:30PM
After learning Zhang Yimou’s latest film Shadow would not be getting theatrical release, Other Cinema’s were determined to bring the action masterpiece to the big screen. One again pushing boundaries of action to create a uniquely striking film, Shadow is a perfect canvas of greys and blacks, only punctuated with bursts of colour form the blood of the defeated.
The Chinese period film is set in a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king. To secure the future, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.
If you want to find out about the other events we have going on at Wembley Park, check out are What’s On here.