Awaiting the Future: a program of screenings in collaboration with The Blueprint

Date

From 18 August 2020 to 6 October 2020

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Awaiting the Future: a program of screenings in collaboration with The BlueprintAwaiting the Future: a program of screenings in collaboration with The Blueprint

DESCRIPTION

A joint program of screenings by Garage Screen and The Blueprint, an independent online publication covering fashion, beauty, and contemporary culture.

We have never looked forward to tomorrow with such impatience and vigilance as during  the first half of 2020. For a long time, dreams about the future were the prerogative of writers, forecasts were left to scientists, marketers, and economists, and alternative approaches to global human issues—from the fear of loneliness to overpopulation—were mainly developed by artists, essayists, and philosophers. In just a few months, the pandemic has brought many of us closer to the point at which inner anxiety requires more nuanced measures than a favorite melodrama and compulsive shopping before sleep. No longer able to suppress their fears, many people felt the need to verbalize them somehow.

This year’s Garage Screen summer program with The Blueprint features a number of very different films based around the same emotion—the endless internal anxiety which the protagonists attempt to resolve in some way. Constructing escapist illusions or dystopian scenarios, in an abstract future or an alternative present, invoking deep sadness or joyful empathy in the viewer, each of these films questions more than it answers, while also establishing on the screen, each in its own unique way, a fragile system of credence in the new world, incomprehensible and unfamiliar. They are all films about the near future, that which will be built tomorrow based on the answers to the unusual questions we ask ourselves today.

Screenings will take place every other Tuesday at Garage Screen summer cinema.

tickets

Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance

Schedule

Film Screening: The Lobster

In the world of the near future, it is forbidden for a person not to have a partner. Single individuals are sent to a special hotel where they have to find another half within a very short time. If they fail, they are turned into animals. Yorgos Lanthimos’ paradoxical dystopia reveals the totalitarian background of relationships and any society.

Date
Tuesday, August 18
Time
20:30–22:30

Film screening. Upstream Color

The “Thief” feeds Kris pills containing larvae, which induce in her a state of trance and make her susceptible to his manipulation. A very original puzzle film by Shane Carruth mixes sci-fi with a love story and an eco-thriller about genetics.

Date
Tuesday, September 8
Time
19:30–21:30

Film screening. High Life

A forgotten spaceship navigated by former criminals has to complete a dangerous mission before heading into a black hole in a sterile yet brutal sci-fi horror by one of the key representatives of the New French Extremity, Claire Denis. 

 

Date
Tuesday, September 8
Time
19:30–21:30

Film screening: Under the Skin

A mysterious and attractive brunette is traveling in a white van around Glasgow and its suburbs, meeting male hitchhikers and offering them a ride. Once hooked, fellow travelers find themselves in some black vacuum, drowning in a liquid, as smooth as oil. Their insides are removed and transported in an unknown direction, with only skin remaining from the bodies. As one might guess, the brunette is neither quite a woman nor quite a human being.

Date
Tuesday, September 29
Time
19:30–21:30

Premiere. Sweat

Sylwia Zając has 600,000 followers on Instagram. Her fitness training program Sweat is worshipped in her native Poland and beyond. Sylvia returns the love to her audiences, starting every Instagram story with “my dears,” but away from the camera, she is extremely lonely: motivating others non-stop, she is looking for someone who could motivate her in return. After her teary video about not having a boyfriend goes viral, Sylvia gets a stalker. Magnus von Horn’s comedy-drama filmed in Poland, was screened in the official selection at Cannes 2020.

Date
Tuesday, October 6
Time
19:30–21:30