Join us for an entertaining evening of experimental films from the 1960s and 1970s.
The event is inspired by the infamous parties that took place in Andy Warhol’s Factory. The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was amongst the best known of these multimedia events, featuring The Velvet Underground, dancers and a host of characters from his studio.
The films will be shown in 8mm and Super 8 mm format. Many of the films are shortened versions of the original, as was the tendency for this format, normally 10 – 20 minutes.
There are limited chances to see these films as they are rarely shown in cinemas and equally difficult to find online.
Films to be shown*
1969, Director: Roger Vadim. Producer: Dino De Laurentiis. Screenplay: Terry Southern, Roger Vadim, Claude Brulé, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest, Charles B. Griffith
Barbarella is on a quest to find Dr. Durand Durand the inventor of the Positronic ray. super weapon.
Think of the Wizard of OZ but with (even more) psychedelics.
1971. Director: Gordon Parks. Producer: Joel Freeman. Screenplay: Ernest Tidyman, John D. F. Black
A gangsters daughter is kidnapped. Uptown and down town gang rivalry is about erupt into a race war. Can John Shaft save the day?
It is difficult to find a better example of an American blaxploitation film.
In the Realm of the Senses
1976. Director: Nagisa Oshima. Producer: Anatole Dauman. Screenplay: Nagisa Oshima.
A former prostitute now maid begins a dysfunctional love affair with the hotels owner.
In the Realm of the senses (Ai No Corrida) was widely banned and censored in many countries on it’s release for the explicit sexual nature.
1974. Director: Just Jaeckin. Producer: Yves Rousset-Rouard. Screenplay: Jean-Louis Richard.
A young woman goes on a series of sexual encounters while visiting her husband in Thailand.
Despite receiving mixed reviews Emmanuelle became one of the highest grossing French films.
The Crimson Altar
1969. Director: Vernon Sewell. Producer: Louis M. Heyward. Screenplay: Mervyn Haisman, Henry Lincoln
Robert Manning goes searching for his missing brother. He is invited to stay at the house where his brother was last known to have stayed. Things are not all that they seem.
Cures of the Crimson Alter is a classic British horror staring Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff.
Other films will be shown throughout the evening.
Transport can be provided from Dublin if enough people express an interest. If you would like to attend but have no means of transport let us know and we will endeavour to organise transport to and from Annesbrook.
*Please be advised that some of the films are of an adult nature and not suitable for a young audience