Thursday, 23 February 2012

2/4 Cinema & the City Presents... Hanoi

Cinema & The City is a screening programme dedicated to films that focus on life in ‘The City’. Concerned with collective experience rather than the fate of individuals, each film acts as a portal through which we observe a metropolitan existence now past.

Our journey comprises four films, four cities, four months:
Berlin, Symphony of a City (1927) is among the first films to document the effect of urbanisation on daily life. Hanoi, Tuesday the 13th (1968) is director Alvarez’s attempt to join the Cuban and Vietnamese cultures of ‘68 under a unified socialist vision. Six In Paris (1965) is somewhat different, as renowned French New Wave directors focus on Parisian districts to produce short films dedicated to the streets that made them famous. Finally, Patrick Keiller’s London (1994) is a part-documentary part-fiction depiction of our hometown whose prescient socioeconomic critique of England in the ‘90s remains relevant today.

Screenings shall take place in the basement of La Trangallan, a Spanish tapas restaurant on Newington Green. With daily menus of locally sourced food served alongside delectable Spanish wine; the intimate setting, bespoke décor and dedication of the staff ensure that every meal in La Trangallan is a memorable one.
So please, join us to relax with a film and some tapas - either for a full meal or a dish or two, a drop of wine, or both. The film starts at 8pm, entry is free. We’d love to have you on board.

Our next screening takes place on Tuesday the 6th of March, bar & kitchen serve from 7pm, the film starts at 8pm. For more information about Berlin, Symphony of a City and details of subsequent screenings please view La Trangallan’s website here.

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