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Common Room Film Club

15 January – 5 February 2008

Events One Mile

Common Room Film Club was a series of screenings selected by Freee, Kate Gray, N55 and David Sherry, who were all artists involved with One Mile.


Programme

Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson, 1970
15 January 2008, selected by David Sherry
Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) has given up his promising career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields. Features a spontaneous freeway concert, but of course, the really famous scene happens in the restaurant.

La Grande Bouffe, Marco Ferreri, 1973
22 January 2008, selected by N55
N55 A brilliant tragicomic story about four middle-aged friends who lock themselves away in a country house with prostitutes and feast literally to death. Plus there's an

The Century of the Self: 'There is a policeman in all our heads: he must be destroyed', Adam Curtis, 2002 & Das Blaue Licht, Leni Riefenstahl, 1934
29 January 2008, selected by Kate Gray
Kate Gray selected the third episode of Adam Curtis's acclaimed series which examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty. Das Blaue Licht, was both directed by and starred Leni Riefenstahl, the woman who would later become known for being responsible for some of the most notorious propaganda films.

Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
5 February 2008, selected by Freee
Brazil evokes the melancholy, dreamlike quality of its theme song, an English translation of Aquarela do Brasil, featured in Disney's Saludos Amigos, 1942. Gilliam was inspired by this song to create the fictional totalitarian government and the overall dystopian mood of the film.


One Mile was a three-year programme of nine projects that facilitated groups and individuals who live or work within a one mile radius of Collective, but are disadvantaged or feel excluded from the cultural life of the city centre, to collaborate with contemporary artists. The program supported the development of artworks that address the concerns, interests and needs of the groups including: Muslim women (DOSTI women’s groups and women’s circle at Edinburgh’s Central Mosque); school refusers (Working Together); young offenders (Sacro); young homeless (The Ark Trust and Moving On); and autistic students (Stevenson College).


This is an archived programme entry.

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