Film Club screenings for August- September 2017

Film Club screenings for August- September 2017

There are any number of cinema clubs around these days, thankfully, so what to program is always food for thought. What to show and when to show it. The films chosen for this year were chosen for a number of reasons and hopefully will appeal to you and encourage you to come regularly in future.

Film nights are now fixed at 7pm start on a Sunday night and our programme will run fortnightly.

Any film over two hours in length will have a 15 minute interval at a pertinent point.

Birdman or (The Unexpected virtue of ignorance) starts a run of films from the acclaimed Alejandro G. Iñárritu whose film making was finally rewarded by a Best Picture Oscar for The Revenant. This film shot almost entirely on location in a New York theatre follows an aging actor returning to the spotlight again, having stopped playing the superhero role of Birdman many years before. As the lead actor, writer and director of the new stage show, the pressure of the task and the burden of his previous movie persona put an excellent Michael Keaton through the ringer as the first night approaches. With recent Oscar winner Emma Stone and Edward Norton. (Birdman 13th August)

Amores Peros is the debut feature from Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu a savagely brilliant canine themed triptych. One of Mark Kermode’s favourite films, it also introduced the actor Gael García Bernal to the world! As with many early Iñárritu films it weaves three stories together, in this case by a car accident that touches characters in each of the three stories. It is a powerful film that deserves a wide audience. The title translates as Love is a bitch! (Amores Peros 27th August)

Babel again takes three connected stories this time linked by a hunting rifle, and plays out in Japan, North America and North Africa. The film starts with the accidental shooting of an American tourist out in the deserts of Morocco and the fight to get her to hospital from a small village in the middle of nowhere with little communication with the outside world. The second story follows the couples housekeeper who takes their children across the Mexican border to her son’s wedding only to run into trouble on the way back. And the third tale concerns the Japanese businessman, who originally gave the hunting rifle to a Moroccan villager as a gift of gratitude, and his relationship with his daughter, broken since the death of his wife. It is one of my favourite films, rich is story with a beautiful soundtrack and a cleverly woven narrative. (Babel 10th Sept)

Blade Runner made in 1982 by Ridley Scott, this film raised the bar for film set in the future and its influence can be seen in countless films made since. A beautiful soundtrack from Vangelis and starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. The story of a policeman (blade runner) tasked with finding six replicants who stole a ship and have returned to earth seeking their creator in the hope of extending their lives. Replicants are human like androids built to work on off world colonies with a built in life span of four years. The film was based on a short story by Phillip K Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The androids are given artificial memories and because they begin to develop emotional responses to their surroundings, they are given a life span of four years. The debate about Harrison’s central character and whether he is human or android has kept people busy since the film’s release and Ridley Scott the director released the film in Directors Cut form in 1992 in part to add to that debate. Whether you think him human or not is a sub plot in a visually stunning futurist landscape that has been copied by numerous films since. And this year sees a sequel starring Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner 2049 – due for release here in October 2017. (Blade Runner 24th September)

Should you have any comment concerning our programming or a particual film you would like to see please email me on mark@ciccic.co.uk

Mark Bond

Creative Innovation Centre Manager.

CICCIC Art Group Summer Show 2nd -26th August

The students of the CICCIC Art Group are showing off a selection of their work at the Creative Innovation Centre Gallery 2nd -26th August.

Preview night Wed 2nd August 6-9pm. All art lovers welcome

Do pop in and have a look at the amazing range of unique works produced by these students over the last 10 week spring term. The Gallery and Cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30-4pm.

If you are interested in joining the group there are art classes starting in September. For details please click on the following link : http://www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/community-events/painting-and-drawing-art-workshops-sept-15th-nov-24th-fridays-only/

 

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‘Creatives Club’ Taunton – Tuesday 12th Sep 2017

Creative Club at the CICCIC

Meets second Tuesday of the month at the CICCIC, Taunton 7.30 – 10 pm

Creatives Club is an informal networking group that meets to provide a place where the local, but dispersed community of professional creative people can come together to share interests, bounce ideas around, spark off one another, create opportunities, increase exposure, explore collaborations and build ventures.

The group will meet between 7.30 and 10 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at CICCIC, Paul Street, Taunton. Licensed bar and cafe.

Typical activities :

  • Practising artists and designers will have the opportunity to showcase their work.
  • Members will have fun producing something creative.
  • Informal networking, drinks and nibbles
  • ‘Creative Club’ CPD workshops, talks, activities, study tours.

ALL CREATIVE PRACTITIONERS WELCOME – FREE ADMISSION

The Big Fat Music Quiz – Friday 11th August 2017

Music Quiz doors open 7.30pm – Quiz starts 8pm.

Cost £2.50 per person – teams of no more than four ideally.

Think you can be the master of CICCIC’s amazing Big Fat Music Quiz? If so we invite you and your friends and family for a fun night out to compete with others on all sorts of music knowledge.

Our quiz master will be throwing all sorts of music questions, video clips on our big cinema screen and sound clips at you and your team, from a range of genres and decades, and with such a diverse range of knowledge required be sure to savvy up for this fun night out.

Prizes

We have some great prizes for winners and runner uppers on the night including:

  • CICCIC Gig tickets
  • CICCIC Cinema tickets
  • Bottles of alcohol!

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Movie Night – Birdman – Sunday 13th August 2017

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with ‘Birdman” 7.00pm.

Shown as part of a season of films by the Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu this film from 2014 was an unexpected hit and for its leading man, Michael Keaton, a welcome return to form for him as an actor.

Storyline:

Riggan Thomson is an actor who played the famous and iconic superhero “Birdman” over 20 years ago. Now, in his middle-age, he is directing his debut on Broadway, a drama called “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”, an adaptation from a Raymond Carver story. With the help of his assistant and daughter Sam, and his producer Jake, he will play out the show previews, even when a talented actor he hired, Mike Shiner acts arbitrarily, the internal issues between him and the other cast, his abrasive relationship with critics, and the unexpected voices of his old character- the Birdman, pushing his sanity to its limits –  until the opening night show!

  • 1 Hr 59 min
  •  Drama
  • 2014
  • certificate 15

Seating at CICCIC: We have sofas, arm chairs and normal chairs. Soon you will be able to reserve a seat but at this time seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Watch the Trailer

Why Watch Movies at CICCIC

cinema for all logoIf you love going to the movies but adore a homely atmosphere, perhaps even a beer or glass of wine then Creative Innovation Centre’s Community Cinema programme will bring a fresh new approach to local movie watching.

Registered as a community cinema in Paul Street, Taunton, the independent flexibility of screening films for audience numbers of up to 60 means an intimate setting for a great movie night out.
bfi logoAndrew Knutt, director at CICCIC said “Movie goers can lounge in our sofas, grab a drink at the bar, even nominate movies for us to screen and even hire private movie screenings.”

CICCIC is a registered Neighbourhood Cinema with the British Film Institute No. 000921 and a member of Cinema for All.


American Night with Alan West & Steve Black – 18th August 2017

American Music Night with Alan West & Steve Black

Tickets £8 online – £9 on the door

Country music is enjoyed a revival in this country at the moment and CICCIC is bringing a number of country bands to the Centre to entertain you. The first such concert brings the talents of two local musicians and songwriters – Alan West and Steve Black.

With the honest and real vocal delivery that this Devon man is renowned for, Alan West will bring a collection of songs that is a true blend of old-school sensibility and the sound of today’s contemporary standards.

Alan will be well known to devotees of Country music in the UK but less well known to those, like me, on the periphery of the genre. So what makes him so special? Years of experience, wonderful arrangements, great songs and a voice to make you sit up and listen. The voice is a mix of Kenny Rogers and the now sadly departed Dan Seals. Melancholy at times, very musical, and a total joy to listen to.

Come and enjoy a night of American style country music in the company of two seasoned professionals!


Redfoot Rockabilly Dance Night – Saturday 19th August 2017

Rockabilly Night with live band and DJ – doors open 7.30pm

Band from 8pm

Tickets online £8 – tickets on the door £9

Redfoot play smokin’ live rockabilly and have played at CICCIC in the past as support to the Italian rockers After Dark. Now hosting their own brand of rockabilly with full back up by special guest, DJ Lisa Lonesome, and her 78rpm rock’n’roll records.

Come along for a rocking dance night- dress up for the occasion in your best retro finery and set the dance floor alight!

 


OSC present “Much Ado About Nothing” at Poundisford Lodge – Saturday 26th August 2017

 Directed by Nicholas Green. Original Composition by

Nicholas Lloyd Webber.

RESISTENZA

Messina, 1943. War is raging…the Italian Resistance defend their lands…and their hearts.

Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love?

Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang of early Mafiosi, driven by greed and jealousy, seek to undermine the sanctity of blood and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, the well meaning antics of the Watch cause an altogether more comic misrule…

The OSC makes a welcome return to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, which we last produced in 2002, and is a natural successor to last year’s wondrous Love’s Labour’s Lost(Critics’ Choice, The Telegraph). The OSC have long been regarded as a cultural highlight of the Oxford summer, performing to thousands of returning local residents and delighting a broad audience of national and international visitors of all ages.

“Joyous”

— The Telegraph, Critics Choice, 2017

“From start to finish, a triumph” 5/5

—The Oxford Times, 2017

 

The Oxford Shakespeare Company will present “Much Ado About Nothing” in the walled garden of Poundisford Lodge near Taunton, on Saturday 26th August 2017. There will be a matinee and an evening show.

This will be a welcome return to the West Country For the OSC who in the past have performed in the garden of the Lamb & Flag in Blagdon Hill for a number of years until I sold the pub in 2016. We are delighted to welcome them back to perform in the open air, within the walled garden of Poundisford Lodge just down the road.

The Oxford Shakespeare Company has performed at some of the country’s finest locations such as Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Kew Gardens and has a summer residency in Wadham College in Oxford. We are extremely fortunate to be able to welcome them back to this neck of the woods.

Outdoor theatre of the highest quality awaits. All you need to do is book a ticket, either with a two course stand up meal or without, and turn up on the day.

There will be a licensed bar available on site and seating is provided.

Food tickets will get you a plate of a mixed, dressed salad with coronation chicken (or vegetarian option of tomato and mozzarella) and a  selection of artisan breads. Followed by a choice of desserts such as strawberries & cream or a chocolate mousse. Food may be available on the day but you are advised to book food with your ticket and pay the extra £5 in advance so we can ensure supply. Hence food tickets are listed as £25 per person as opposed to £20 for a standard ticket.

We have decided to keep the price as it was two years ago as we have for the food with no concessions, but children under 14 will be half price and children under 6 will be free. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me, Mark Bond on 01823 337477 or 07881 827844.

There will be a matinee show at 2 pm and an evening show at 6.30 pm

Food pre-ordered can be taken before or after the show or during the 15 minute  interval as you wish.  Alternatively you may bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn!

The performance will be the last of the open air summer season for the cast and crew of Much Ado and we look forward to a glorious summers day in Somerset for their swansong.

Map location of Poundisford Lodge:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Poundisford+Lodge/@50.9855912,-3.1308079,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x486df4c8991cc411:0x7254e17bcf10d2db!8m2!3d50.9810478!4d-3.1087292

Price Qty
Much Ado Matineeshow details + £20.00 (GBP)  
Much Ado Matinee +Foodshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Much Ado Eveningshow details + £20.00 (GBP)  
Much Ado Evening + Foodshow details + £25.00 (GBP)  
Much Ado (child)show details + £10.00 (GBP)  
Much Ado (child) + Foodshow details + £15.00 (GBP)  

Note: Bad weather may affect start times and as with all outdoor theatre, tickets are not refundable in the unlikely event of cancellation due to bad weather.

Oxford Shakespeare Theatre Company: https://oxfordshakespeare.co/

Movie Night – Amores Peros – Sunday 27th August 2017

Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with ‘Amores Peros” 7.00pm.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s first feature film is a compelling story from his hometown of Mexico City. The film went on be nominated for an Oscar in Best Foreign Film category on its release.

Storyline:

Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting. After a dogfight goes bad, Octavio flees in his car, running a red light and causing the accident. Daniel and Valeria’s new-found bliss is prematurely ended when she loses her leg in the accident. El Chivo is a homeless man who cares for stray dogs and is there to witness the collision.

  • 2 Hr 34 min
  •  Drama
  • 2000
  • certificate 18

Seating at CICCIC: We have sofas, arm chairs and normal chairs. Soon you will be able to reserve a seat but at this time seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Watch the Trailer

 

Why Watch Movies at CICCIC

cinema for all logoIf you love going to the movies but adore a homely atmosphere, perhaps even a beer or glass of wine then Creative Innovation Centre’s Community Cinema programme will bring a fresh new approach to local movie watching.

Registered as a community cinema in Paul Street, Taunton, the independent flexibility of screening films for audience numbers of up to 60 means an intimate setting for a great movie night out.
bfi logoAndrew Knutt, director at CICCIC said “Movie goers can lounge in our sofas, grab a drink at the bar, even nominate movies for us to screen and even hire private movie screenings.”

CICCIC is a registered Neighbourhood Cinema with the British Film Institute No. 000921 and a member of Cinema for All.

Price Qty
Amores Perosshow details + £5.00 (GBP)  

[rez-uh-loo-shuh n] Philip Barnes ARCA Exhibition 29th Aug – 16th Sept

Exhibition 29th Aug – 16th Sept Tuesday – Saturday 9.30-4pm (Except Friday afternoon)

Preview night – Wednesday 30th August 6-9pm. All art lovers welcome.

[rez-uhloo-shuh n]

Philip Barnes ARCA

I am a Yorkshireman, brought up in and around the mining villages of South Yorkshiren now living in North Devon. After studying a science degree, I subsequently joined British Coal and worked in the coal mining industry for 8 years. As the mines closed, I left and joined an engineering company as Operations Director. After 7 years and in my late 30’s, I decided to leave behind my science and engineering and went to study art.

After a Foundation course in Halifax and a Fine Art Degree in Leeds, I completed my MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in 2002. I had exhibited conceptual works in group and solo shows in the UK and overseas but I became involved in many ventures outside art. When I returned to art in 2014, I began to paint again and this is now my dominant media. In this exhibition I will be showing around 25 paintings, some texts and some conceptual pieces which play with the multiple meanings of [rez-uhloo-shuh n]. This show has developed from his 2015 show ‘An unconscious mind’.

Freud divided the mind into the conscious mind (ego) and the unconscious mind (id & super ego).  Freud describes how we experience this unconscious mind through: dreams, slips of the tongue (Freudian slips), jokes, intuition and enigmatic thoughts which burst upon us unbidden and uncontrollably. The unconscious can be immensely creative or powerfully destructive, a source of guidance as well as subversion, and it can be awe inspiring or very disturbing. Philip’s process has developed in response to his unconscious mind.

Philip does very little initial planning other than to choose a head or a figure as a start point. As Philip paints, he experiences enigmatic thoughts and Freudian slips occur, sometimes these might be in response to what he has read or seen or just the way he is feeling at the time. Through painting, he tries to make these visible to himself. Sometimes a resolution readily appears and in other cases it takes a long time before the story of the painting becomes clearer to him. Philip wants the viewer to bring their own unconscious mind to the work and for them to resolve the story as they see it. There is no one universal interpretation and Philip loves to hear what the viewer thinks.

The works shown are eclectic, vibrant and dynamic and can be enjoyed visually and mentally. Philip’s work plays with the idea of resolution [rez-uhloo-shuh n], and what is being resolved.

Philip will be on hand each day to respond to viewers but only if invited to do so.