CLOSING SCREENING: Silent Short films with LIVE MUSIC

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selection of short films ranging from the beginning of cinema to the present day, from horror to comedy to animation accompanied by

LIVE MUSIC by
some members of Non Toxic Orchestra.

Confirmed shorts:
Alice in Wonderland (1903)
Melies – Christmas Dream
Un Chien Andalou
Jacques Drouin-Mindscape (1976) and many more

A must see show – ONE NIGHT ONLY – our last show this year and probably last show in these premises.

Come to say good bye in style.

Some music is created for the movies some will be improvised. It will be a show you will tell you grandchildren about, ok we are getting carried away here…

Homemade food and drink during the intermission with a surprise cake by the artist baker Veronika. We will give away many DVD’s of films shown this year at The Deja View or the Visegrad Film Fetival.

We will update you in the upcoming days with more short films and details about the event.

Dark Season: Part 2

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We are back with a brand new programme

and just as the nights are getting longer

our theme is also the darkest of the year.

Same as last year following the science fiction theme is the horror theme or as we call it the Dark theme just because some titles stretching the word horror a bit. We found it very hard to decide on each film as we had so many candidates and was only 100% set on one title. But we think we managed to put together a great selection of well known classics and more obscure titles; some older, some very recent titles and exploring several subgenres of horror at the same time. Some weeks we even doubled up the selection but still the rejects could make a full dark season equally great as this one. And luckily we forgot few titles while making the programme all which would make the selection even harder. We will include some of them at the end of our post. But let us see which ones made the cut.

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28.10. Zombie Flesh Eaters by Lucio Fulci (1979)

Strangers looking for a woman’s father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (imdb)

Released in Italy as Zombi 2, people searching to this day for part 1. The reality is that Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’ was released in Italy as Zombi and the producers wanted to cash on that. Even though some argue it is superior to Romero’s classic. Watch out for the shark against zombie scene.

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30.10. special screening: Socialist Zombie Massacre (Socialisticky Zombi Mord) (2014)

Failed Russian experiment gone horribly wrong is brought to Czechoslovakia during the 1968 invasion and forgotten about. Some 15-20 years later the gas is accidently released in a Slovak school turning the students into bloodthirsty zombies. Only the janitor, former Russian special forces, knows what is going on. And he intends to keep it that way.

Film was made by students in Slovakia with a budget of 19,152 Euro and 49cents. For a genre done to bits there are many original moments in the film and some cheesy dialogues somehow fit into the whole thing perfectly as well. Sexy female students shooting machines guns and wielding hammers and sometimes their shirts are getting ripped off…it is a amateur film done right.    

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04.11. Vampire double bill:

What we do in the Shadows by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi (2014)

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.(imdb)

Mockumentary from New Zealand made by Taika Waititi (director of ‘Boy’ one of our first screenings) and Jemaine Clement (known for Flight of the Conchords) If you know and like the humour of either of these guys you are in for a treat. Otherwise I guess you have to like this style of intelligently done silly humour to appreciate the comedy genius that is ‘What We do in the Shadows’

Only Lovers Left Alive by Jim Jarmusch (2014)

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance – which has already endured several centuries – is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Jim Jarmusch is the king of independent cinema and our love for his movies was talked about before several times. Maybe except ‘Limits of Control’. Therefore we will just say another masterpiece by the master.

After our first week dedicated to zombies this week is all about vampires. And since the ‘Twilight’ movies gave the subgenre a very bad name we wanted to show how to do it right. Another suggestion would be “A girl walks home alone at night’ (2014) an Iranian spaghetti western vampire romance.

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11.11. Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) by Dario Argento (1975)

A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.(imdb)

‘Giallo’ means yellow in Italian but it is mostly red that used in the films in the genre referred to by this term. Giallo films are generally characterized as gruesome murder-mystery thrillers, that combine the suspense of detective movies with scenes of shocking horror, featuring lots of gore, stylish camera work and often beautiful  musical arrangements. They are considered as the inspiration for the American slasher films of the 80’s. The most famous directors include Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Sergio Martino and of course Dario Argento. Dario Argento better known for ‘Suspiria’ is also the director of our giallo film of choice and his masterpiece ‘Deep Red’

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18.11. Plan 9 from Outer Space by Edward D. Wood Jr. (1959)

Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).(imdb)

Labelled as the worst movie of all time made by the worst director of all time Ed Wood. But they are also those who consider him a genius and this film a masterpiece so come and judge for yourself. The making of this movie was depicted in the Tim Burton movie ‘Ed Wood’ starring Johnny Depp, which we recommend to watch if you need some background for this film. It was the last film appearance of the brilliant Bela Lugosi.

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25.11. The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock (1963)

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

We just realized we never had a Hitchcock movie in our programme so far and therefore shame on us.

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02.12. Taxidermia by György Pálfi (2006)

Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.(imdb)

It is very hard to describe this film in few sentences, so we just going to say to trust us on this and if you should choose one film one of the programme make it this one. It is crazy, violent, shocking, deep, symbolic…a must watch. Some symbols will be lost on those not familiar with the culture but it is still powerful viewing for everyone.

Part of the ongoing Visegrad Film Festival project.

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09.12. Alien & Aliens screening as one movie

We already received some confused questions about our last entry in the programme. So let us explain. The plan is to show Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ (1979) and go straight into James Camerons ‘Aliens’ (1986) as if it were one movie. This will require of you two things. 1.To be a fan of the franchise 2.Lots of coffee.

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Every film will be supported by the scariest and coolest horror short films we could get our hands on. Screw Christmas it will be Halloween until we say its over. Bwuahahaha….

some of the other movies considered: Jacobs Ladder, Eraserhead, Dead Man’s Shoes, Shining, The Exorcist, Repulsion, Audition, Evil Dead, Santa Sangre…

Movies and photography

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We did not update our website for a while (shame on us) but we keep on showing movies every Wednesday at 8PM and the month of July is all about photography. The Visegrad Film Festival we have organised finished on 28th of June (more about that in other post) and we jumped straight into a next one. Cork Photo *15 is the second annual photo exhibition with venues all around Cork for the whole month of July.

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The Deja View is not organizing this one though but our good friend Naomi from The Darkroom in Camden Palace. This year 84 artists are exhibiting in 28 venues and our part in this is our program for July. Each film in July is related to photography in some way and the listing you can find in the very cool map with all the venues.

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These are our choices:

1.7. Oliver Stone – Salvador (1986) 122min, USA

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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Almost every country(maybe except Costa Rica) in South and Central America has its own sad story of civil war, suffering and deaths of innocent all paid for and initiated by the US government. And this is not some conspiracy theory, this is a well known well documented fact. Some large US company owns most of the country’s land, legally elected leader tries to make some reforms to return at least some of it to the people, US government protecting the profit (and not caring about anything else) gives funding and weapons to the most crazy militant troups, manipulates some blood thirsty general into power (as long its not communists, even that I think would not matter if the profit was safe) who they can’t control themselves. Same thing happens in El Salvador and Oliver Stone is not afraid to put the blame where it belongs. The rant’s over. But that just the background, the story is centered around the gonzo journalist Richard Boyle(James Woods), and the events depicted are based on the book written by the real life Boyle. 

8.7. Travis Klose – Arakimentari (2004) 85min, USA, Japan

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A look at the life and work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki and his impact on Japanese culture.

The photographer Araki is mostly known for his erotic photography (bordering on pornography) but there is much more to this artist. He produced about 350 books making him one of the most active artist in Japan. He is adored by many famous artists such as Takeshi Kitano or Bjork among others who also feature in the documentary.

15.7. Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman – Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2004), 85min

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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district.

This documentary shows how art (in this case photography) can change people’s lives, can give voice to the voiceless, can give hope in a apparent hopeless situation or can find a talent in any place which in turn can enrich all our lives. But it is also a proof what difference one person can make. It is sad and uplifting at the same time, shows us very intimately that not all kids are as fortunate as others, that is not easy to escape your life but gives us new faith in humanity. Even despite its flaws it is a must watch.

this movie is preceeded by the short film La Jetee (1962)

22.7. Stefan Uher – Sun in Net (Slnko v Sieti) (1962), 90min., Slovakia

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Visegrad Film Festival presents

Oldrich “Fajolo” Fajták (Marián Bielik), a student who directs quasi-existentialist verbal abuse at his girlfriend Bela Blazejová (Jana Beláková), takes off to a formally volunteer summer work camp at a farm where he meets her grandfather.

Even though it is still a photography related movie it is also part of our Visegrad project. Just as we promised the Visegrad Film Festival will continue throughout the year with occasional screenings from the Visegrad region during our regular The Deja View nights. And the first is a real gem indeed. This movie is considered the first movie of the Czechoslovakian New Wave, the one that inspired it all. 

29.7. Stanley Kubrick – Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 95min, USA

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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

The last entry in our photography film is Stanley Kubrick’s anti-war war comedy. This one is related to photography in a different way. Stanley Kubrick before he became a filmmaker was a professional photographer and we want to explore how this translated into his movies visuals. And I chose this film for two reasons, one is that it is one my favorite comedies and the other is the 70th anniversary of the Hirosima and Nagasaki bombing. Thankfully USA is the only country stupid enough to use the atomic bomb against an enemy. 

This concludes our July program so we hope to see you there to pay tribute to the closely related media of film and photography and in a small way support all the photographers participating in the Cork Photo *15.

The chosen films reflect the long and complicated relationship between photography and cinema. David Campany states, “the rise of cinema obliged photography to make a virtue of its own stillness. Film, on the other hand, envied the simplicity, the lightness, and the precision of photography”. Some argue that photography and film are independent and therefore cannot be compared. However, close-ups, freeze frames and the countless portrayals of photographers on screen are signs of cinema’s continuing attraction to the still image.
Some of these films are about photographers, some are by photographers turned filmmakers and some are just visually inspired by photography. Hope you enjoy!