Friday, 3 October 2008

Future Shorts @ The Belmont Cinema!


Hey folks I have been thinking about setting up a regular movie night in Aberdeen and decided to contact the Future Shorts network to see if they fancied extending their nights to Aberdeen. Well they'd already beaten me to it but had yet to find a rep willing to help organise future events. Well its going to be me and I'm going to be trying to organise as many fun nights in as many different venues as I can.

The first night has already been arranged so if you want to help a bro out then please come down and ill make sure you have a great night & the next one is even better.

Venue: The Belmont Cinema
Date: 29.10.08
Time: 6.30

Line up for the evening but maybe not in this order.

OCTOBER RELAUNCH PROGRAMME

" Future Shorts celebrates its fifth birthday with an exclusive relaunch programme. The festival now runs in 30 countries worldwide and is launching with a hugely inventive and entertaining collection of films featuring films by Wes Anderson starring Natalie Portman, a first look at the beautiful and touching film for The Cinematic Orchestra To build a home, as well as and eclectic mix of films from Australia, Switzerland, the US and New Zealand and many more.

ZZZ ARE PLAYING GRIP
Dir: Roel Wouters
Netherlands - 2007

ZZZ’s ‘Grip’, is the first video of Roel Wouters aka Xelor. It’s a one take top shot music video with trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video effects.

I LOVE SARAH JANE
Dir: Spencer Susser
Australia - 2007

Jimbo is thirteen and he has a crush on Sarah Jane, the girl of his dreams. She still doesn't want to hear of him. But Jimbo is persistent. He will make Sarah Jane fall for him, no matter how long it will take. And what does he care if he lives in a post-apocalyptic environment? If the adults are dead? If the place is infested with zombies? Jimbo loves Sarah Jane. That's that.

HOTEL CHEVALIER
Dir: Wes Anderson
United States - 2007

Hotel Chevalier is a short film by director Wes_Anderson Jason Schwartzman and Natalie_Portman, the film acts as a prologue to Anderson's 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited. It is a short about a man who receives an unexpected visit from an ex-girlfriend in a room at the Hotel Chevalier in Paris.

NEVER LIKE THE FIRST TIME
Dir: Jonas Odell
Sweden - 2005

This fascinating animated documentary chronicles four people’s life-changing episode from hilarious to serious.

TO BUILD A HOME
Dir: Up The Resolution
United Kingdom - 2008

An intimate look at love, life and death during the final hours of a couple’s life together. Their extreme reaction to terminal illness is both defiant and humane, reclaiming a romance and poignancy denied by hospitalisation. Shot to 35mm film on location in the rural hills of Cumbria in the North of England, this 12 minute film features acclaimed actors Julia Ford (Room for Romeo Brass) and Peter Mullan (Cannes Best Actor’98/ My Name Is Joe).

WHO’S GONNA SAVE MY SOUL
Dir: Chris Milk
United States - 2008

‘Who’s Gonna Save My Soul ‘ is Director Chris Milk and Gnarls Barkley’s second video collaboration from the album ‘The Odd Couple’. Chris Milk brings some serious heart crooning to life.

THE LIFE SIZE ZOETROPE
Dir: Mark Simon Hewis
United Kingdom - 2007

The Life Size Zoetrope is the morose life story of one man, told via a one-take live action shot of a human zoetrope containing the film.

THE CONTROL MASTER
Dir: Veer & Run Wrake
United Kingdom - 2008

A peaceful metropolis of family values and space-age dreams. Mild-mannered blonde Dorothy Gayne secretly protects its citizens from harm. But dangerous new technologies abound. What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist-turned-villain Doctor Moire?

THE LOUNGE BAR
Dir: Harry Sinclair & Don McGlashan
New Zealand - 1989

The Lounge Bar is a hilarious and disturbing tale of a chance meeting between three people in a New Zealand bar one night. Each character's fate is inextricably linked with that of the person next to them in ways too strange to mention."

 

So thats what you can expect for the first night, tell your friends, tell your family and come on down. Ill also be looking to show short films made by local people to get to work and ill do my best to get your films show along with other international talents at Future, Future Shorts events.