Garage Screen: Beat Film Festival

Date

From 01 June 2019 to 10 June 2019

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
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DESCRIPTION

Garage and Beat Film Festival—the international festival of documentaries on new culture—present special film programs to be screened at Garage’s summer cinema in Gorky Park.

Freedom of (a) Movement brings together movies about the freedom offered by movement (as in dancing) and movements (as in subcultures). It includes films on acid house and Italo disco produced by contemporary artists commissioned by Frieze for its Second Summer of Love; an integrated dance piece featuring performers with disabilities; and a documentary about the rap scene in a Chinese city where hip hop is banned. Each work in the program is an experiment, pushing the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and rethinking music and rhythm in terms of art and politics.

The central film in the program, Everybody in The Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992 is a postmodernist lecture on acid house by British artist and curator, Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller, who represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2013. With the title borrowed from a Prodigy song, the documentary is based on Deller’s hour-long lecture at an English high school. Discussing the beginning and development of underground rave culture in the context of social shakeups of the Thatcher era, Deller avoids lengthy descriptions of acid fashion and music, and instead focuses on miners’ strikes, compares early house clubs to churches, and brings in Marxist theory to reiterate an obvious but important point: whatever we do is politics —and rave was no exception.   

Another film in the program, Artificial Things is an atmospheric dance experiment, in which British choreographer and integrated dance pioneer Lucy Bennett explores the beauty and sensibility of the unusual body. Bennett has created a performance of unique energy and dynamics set in an abandoned shopping mall. Delicate camerawork and unusual angles chosen by filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (director from the artistic Fiennes family who previously worked with Peter Greenway) show moving bodies and relationships that we have not previously seen on stage or on screen. Filming the performers with empathy and tact matching Wim Wenders as he filmed the students of Pina Bausch, Fiennes shows that inclusion means openness to the unusual and freedom from bias.

Garage will also host several screenings from The Other Side of the Party, a film program curated by journalist and fashion expert Katya Fedorova. Focusing on the darker aspects of dazzling fashion shows and decadent parties, the program shows how fame and acclaim can ruin people who dream about them. Films in the program include Halston—a documentary about the rise and fall of the fashion empire created by American designer Roy Halston who first invited celebrities as models and started collaborating with mass market brands; Celebration, which follows the work of Yves Saint-Laurent’s fashion brand during the last year of the designer’s life; and Studio 54—a true story of the legendary New York club told by its founder. The program also includes discussions with fashion professionals who will speak about the recent changes in the industry.

tickets

Standard: 450 RUB

 Garage Members: 225 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 225 RUB**

All films are in original language with Russian subtitles.
The events are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

Schedule

Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992

A postmodernist lecture on acid house by contemporary artist Jeremy Deller.

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Date
Saturday, June 1
Time
21:30–22:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Public talk. Until the Last Guest: How to Create a Party that No-one Wants to Leave

Public talk before the screening of Studio 54.

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Date
Sunday, June 2
Time
20:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Studio 54

A history of the influential club that has become the symbol of the 1970s.

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Date
Sunday, June 2
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Freedom of (a) Movement. Premieres: Distant Planet: The Six Chapters of Simona, Artificial Things, Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains

Freedom of (a) Movement brings together movies about the freedom offered by movement (as in dancing) and movements (as in subcultures). It includes films on acid house and Italo disco produced by contemporary artists commissioned by Frieze for its Second Summer of Love; an integrated dance piece featuring performers with disabilities; and a documentary about the rap scene in a Chinese city where hip hop is banned. Each work in the program is an experiment, pushing the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and rethinking music and rhythm in terms of art and politics.

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Date
Monday, June 3
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Celebration

The story follows Yves Saint-Laurent’s last years as an art director at his own fashion brand and the making of his last YSL collection.

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Date
Tuesday, June 4
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Discussion Contemporary Art and Totalitarian Culture

Discussion before the screening of War of Art.

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Date
Wednesday, June 5
Time
20:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

War of Art

A dozen creators from across Europe—from sound artists to painters who use their blood as a medium—go to the North Korean capital to exchange experience with local artists, who greet them with trepidation.

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Date
Wednesday, June 5
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Public talk. How to Become the King of American Fashion and Lose Everything. The Unbelievable Story of Roy Halston, and Why it Still Matters Today

Public talk before the screening of Halston.

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Date
Thursday, June 6
Time
20:45–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Halston

The film follows the rise and fall of the influential fashion designer who dressed Elizabeth Taylor and Bianca Jagger.

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Date
Thursday, June 6
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

A Dog Called Money

One of the most thoughtful singer-songwriters of her generation, PJ Harvey accompanies the director on his journey to the far corners of the world.

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Date
Friday, June 7
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Halston

The film follows the rise and fall of the influential fashion designer who dressed Elizabeth Taylor and Bianca Jagger.

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Date
Saturday, June 8
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Everybody in the Place: An Incomplete History of Britain 1984-1992

A postmodernist lecture on acid house by contemporary artist Jeremy Deller.

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Date
Sunday, June 9
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Freedom of (a) Movement. Premieres: Distant Planet: The Six Chapters of Simona, Artificial Things, Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains

Freedom of (a) Movement brings together movies about the freedom offered by movement (as in dancing) and movements (as in subcultures). It includes films on acid house and Italo disco produced by contemporary artists commissioned by Frieze for its Second Summer of Love; an integrated dance piece featuring performers with disabilities; and a documentary about the rap scene in a Chinese city where hip hop is banned. Each work in the program is an experiment, pushing the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and rethinking music and rhythm in terms of art and politics.

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Date
Monday, June 10
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema