Friday (27th) Screening: James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant’

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Never been distributed to Ireland, ‘The Deja View Cineclub’ in association with the ‘PolskaEire Cork Festival’ is happy to present you our second screening of the week – James Gray’s

‘The Immigrant’

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“Oh, Marion, we love you…”

co-written and directed by James Gray, 2013, USA, 120min

synopsis: An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island. source Imdb

Even though the film is set in the 20’s in New York City, the theme of immigration is still actual today in Ireland – country that knows the story from both sides; as the country with big emigration rate in the past and also a country welcoming immigrants. The film itself is a complex tale of morality and survival with a wonderful cast who all give excellent performances. Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner and of course Joaquin Phoenix who seems to be to James Gray what DiCaprio is to Scorsese or Depp to Burton.

This special event came to be on the occasion of PolskaEire Cork Festival – festival celebrating the relationship between Ireland and Poland with several events in the city culminating in the soccer match between the two countries on Sunday the 29th of March.

Camden Palace Hotel and by extension The Deja View Cineclub are always eager to support the local communities through through art so we could not stay behind when we were asked by the organizers to organize a film screening.

And as always we will open the Café at 7pm where you can get tea and coffee and maybe even a glass of white. After that grab a blanket and get a seat and enjoy the selection of shorts running until 8pm all based in one way or the other on the main movie. For the next two months it also will be animation, claymation, stopmotion and similar thingtion. At 8pm-ish I will introduce the movie (or a guest speaker if I can find one) and after a trailer and maybe some very short film (if we think it enhances the viewing) we will start with the main feature.

suggested donation 5EUR (Camden Palace is a non-funded charity organisation supporting the arts in Cork so we really appreciate your donations)

AniMoving Poems – Wednesday 18th of March

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Screening of animated videopoetry intertwined with LIVE readings by local and international poets: Rosalin Blue, Donna Coogan, Marie Coveney, Emily Davis-Fletcher, Mary O’Connell, Aengus ó Dálaigh, Colm Scully, and Shane Vaughan.
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The Deja View Cineclub is delighted to announce our own little poetry event. For our two months of animation we have chosen the very best of animated poems from all over the world and to make the whole event alive and bring it directly in the cinema room we invited poets to read for us LIVE in between the animations. Some might make use of the cinema screen as well and show a work of their own making or choosing in the background.
I was inspired originally by the Cork Film Festival which featured an event with video poems. Unfortunately I was not able to make it then but the idea got stuck in my head and I was waiting for the right opportunity to include it in the Deja View program. When I decided on the animation program I knew I want the poetry included in it. Animated poetry films are my favourite sub genre of video poems and by then I had several saved in my “potential candidates” folder. We at the Deja View always like to support local artists and this event offered the opportunity to mix the poetry films with LIVE readings. And luckily I knew exactly the right poet to ask for help. Emily is one of the Eight but she also helped me organize the event or rather I helped her. Because it is only thanks to her we have this fantastic line up, the amazing Eight and she transformed a regular Wednesday film night into  what is turning up to be my favourite event of the year so far.
The poets also embraced my other idea of connecting the films screening and live readings even further. They will be reciting in the cinema room in front of the screen so I thought we might as well use it. I suggested that they can use their own images (paintings, drawings) or even use some of the animations with a creative commons license from the internet. And again they took my idea and flew with it. They came back to me with various ideas, images and videos mostly of their own, which was not surprising to me since the visual arts and poetry were always very close.
Because like the master says:
 “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci

04.02.-01.04. – ANIMATION theme

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Hello everyone!

Welcome back to our brand new season after our long winter sleep. It has been a year since we started our cinematic adventure together and to celebrate our anniversary – the nice people at Camden Palace allowed a free Friday screening. It was a tough decision but in the end we went with Black Cat, White Cat film by Emir Kusturica whose other film Underground was our first movie last year when we started. So we thought it is fitting. It is also one of the directors most light hearted movies and therefore a perfect candidate for a Friday evening. Just to bring people together again and let Cork know that we are back. And hopefully they missed us.

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Our long winter sleep.                              photo by Weegee, ‘Woman Sleeping in a Movie Theater

And now for our new season. We will start with all things animation. This form of filmmaking has been lately dominated by Disney and Pixar and created an impression that animation is for children. Granted they are few exceptions, but the key word is few. One such exception is Persepolis (shown 11.2.2015) or Waltz with Bashir . In our next program we will concentrate on animation they were made with adults in mind.

Here goes the list:

04.02. – Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) by Lotte Reiniger

with LIVE score by ‘Non Toxic Orchestra’

11.02. – Persepolis (2007) by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi

18.02. – Heavy Traffic (1973) by Ralph Bakshi

25.02. – La planète sauvage (Fantastic Planet, 1973) by Rene Laloux

04.03. – Le Roman de Renard (The Tale of the Fox, 1930) by Irene and Wladyslaw Starewicz

11.03. – Waking Life (2001) by Richard Linklater

18.03. – AniMoving Poetry – screening of short animated videopoems intertwined with LIVE readings by local poets

25.03. – The Anthology of Polish animation – on the occasion of Polish-Irish festival

01.04. – Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke 1997) by Hayao Miyazaki

We are hoping you will keep showing us your support simply by showing up. Feel free to comment with questions or suggestions.

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Have a amazing cinematic experience

The Deja View team