Black Cat Cine presents “We Come As Friends”

20170226_wecomeasfriendsSunday February 26th 2017, Black Cat Cine presents “We Come As Friends” by Hubert Sauper, France/Austria, 2014, 110 minutes. English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

In his tiny homemade aircraft flown all the way from France, documentarian Hubert Sauper touches down on grassy strips and military airports in Sudan. He visits people and places in one of the world’s most politically confusing regions. “A modern odyssey, a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa.” By the maker of Darwin’s Nightmare in 2005.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Black Cat Cine presents Land and Freedom (Tierra y Libertad)

Land_and_freedomSunday March 6th 2016, Black Cat Cine presents Land and Freedom (Tierra y Libertad) by Ken Loach, UK 1995, 109 minutes, English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

A fascinating depiction of the Spanish Civil War and the internal struggle between different factions (Stalinist, Marxist, anarchist). David Carr from Liverpool, the protagonist, wants to join the International Brigades but coincidentally ends up enlisted in an anti-soviet POUM militia on the Aragon front.
Master of social engagement movie director Ken Loach creates a strong and deeply moving portrait of young people involved in the horrors of civil war and shows how a clash of convictions can destroy a movement from within.

Interesting to know: according to Ken Loach, the most important scene of the film is the debate in an assembly of a village successfully liberated by the militia. People from the actual village where the film was shot play peasant parts and express their thoughts freely (despite language difficulties), and a debate ensues about whether or not to collectivize the village land and that of a recently shot priest.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Black Cat Cine presents Venuto al Mondo

Venuto-al-mondoSunday February 14th 2016, Special Valentine’s Day movie. Black Cat Cine presents Venuto al Mondo from Sergio Castellitto, (Italy/Spain, 2012, 127 min, English subtitles). Door opens at 20:00, movie starts at 21:00. Free admission.

‘Venuto al Mondo’ is a romantic drama directed by Sergio Castellitto, based on a novel by Margaret Mazzantini, set partly during the Balkan wars of the early 1990s.
Middle-aged Gemma (Penelope Cruz) returns with her 16-year-old son Pietro (Pietro Castellitto) to Sarajevo at the invitation of her old friend Gojko (Adnan Haskovic), once the heart of a vibrant group of artists, poets and philosophers. While sullen Pietro resists the impulse to delve into his origins, insisting he was born in Sarajevo “by mistake,” Gemma’s return to the scene of her greatest love stokes potent memories and conflicted emotions.

Not many movies get such extreme ratings: it was panned by the critics but loved by the audience (7.4 on IMDB). I liked it very much, especially the beautiful photography (excellent historical reconstruction of a debased Sarajevo under siege) and the great acting of Penelope Cruz. Also a good soundtrack with Nirvana and Bruce Springsteen. Come and see/hear for yourself!

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Black Cat Cine presents Citizenfour & Terminal F: Chasing Edward Snowden

citizenfour_flyerSunday January 10th 2016, Black Cat Cine presents Citizenfour & Terminal F: Chasing Edward Snowden. Both films with English subtitles. Door opens at 20:00, movie starts at 20:30! Free admission.

Joe’s Garage screens two documentaries about Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle blower who shocked the world by revealing thousands of classified documents showing how far our privacy is invaded by our governments. A must see for everybody who wants to know what’s really going on behind all the smokescreens and disinformation.

CITIZENFOUR

Edward Snowden – hero or traitor? Filmmaker Laura Poitras paints a terrifying picture of the loss of liberty involved in the widespread government gathering of all our communications on a daily basis. Alarming and essential – anyone with a phone should see it. (Laura Poitras, USA, 2014, 1:53, English subs)

TERMINAL F: Chasing Edward Snowden

Covers the escape of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to Russia, after leaking information about surveillance programs used to spy on people around the world. Presents the journalists who had access to Snowden and also members of WikiLeaks, who helped him get away. (John Goetz & Poul-Erik Heilbuth, Danmark, 2015, 0:58, English subs)

Movie starts at 20:30!

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net