White Night Film extravaganza – To celebrate White Night Legacy Film Festival will be hosting a series of film shorts and animations showcasing the talent from the UK, US, Africa, Caribbean and Asia. Around the theme of 'Utopia'.
Films include (in no particular order):
'Pumzi' (sci-fi/20mins/Kenya/Wanuri Kahiu)
First screened at Sundance Film Festival 2010.
Futuristic Africa and a stunning short film about the story of a botanist who risks her life to nurture a plant 35 years after WWIII, 'The Water War'.
'Midway' (10.30mins/US/Darius Clarke Monroe)
Inside this barbershop, you're guaranteed a haircut. But your wait may be longer than expected.
'Notes Of Silence'(11mins/India/Mrinalini D.S)
The official selection for NY Indian Film Festival and also LA InternationalWomens FF, is the beautiful story of an eighteen year old deaf mute girl whose dream is to play the guitar. Being differently abled does not stop one from dreaming dreams that are any less beautiful, because that is the one place which embraces equality in the truest sense of the word.
'Topi' (6.17mins US/Punjabi w.English ST/Arjun Rihan)
Amidst the turbulent partition of India circa 1947 a young hindu boy has a chance encounter with a stranger.
'Metamaphosa' (8mins/Uganda/Shams Banji)
Suggestive of a troubled inner journey while at the same time portraying a willful departure from the mortal world, a farewell to past miseries and suffering and an unmistakable metamorphosis takes place.
'Robots of Brixton' (5.36mins/UK/Kibwe Tavares)
Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London's new robot workforce - robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.
More to be anounced...
The Old Courtroom
118 Church Street
8:00pm - Midnight