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Mikhail Kalatozov, Soy Cuba, 1964

ICA Cinematheque: We Must Discuss, We Must Invent!

8 Jul 20142 Sep 2014

Coinciding with the ICA exhibition Journal, this ICA Cinematheque season of screenings explores the artist’s role in bringing focus to a constantly changing world.

The films chosen represent powerful and provoking work by revolutionary directors who reacted to socio-historical events of their times. They derive from the Third Cinema movement that started in the 1960s and denote the adoption of an independent, often oppositional, stance towards commercial genres and mainstream cinema. They are the cinematic expression of our desire to assert our identities, despite the tendency of politics and culture to push towards homogenisation and subservience. They are undoubtedly a call for social transformation.

Read ICA Film and Cinema Co-ordinator Nico Marzano's blog post about Third Cinema on the ICA Blog.

The ICA Cinematheque is a strand of programming that incorporates classic art house titles, film seasons, director retrospectives and 35mm repertory screenings into the weekly cinema events. All screenings are ICA Tuesday prices: £6 / £3 to ICA Members.

  • Ousmane Sembène, Ceddo, 1977

    ICA Cinematheque: Ceddo

    8 Jul 2014

    Directed by prolific Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, Ceddo explores Sembène’s recurring theme portraying Africa as a land of different oppositional groups, each of whom fights for independence and cultural identity.

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  • Margot Benacerraf, Araya, 1959

    ICA Cinematheque: Araya

    5 Aug 2014

    Rediscovered and remastered in 2009, Araya is an ode to a lost place, time, and culture - capturing the life of an isolated community living on a barren peninsula in north-eastern Venezuela.

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  • Glauber Rocha, Terra em Transe, 1967

    ICA Cinematheque: Terra em Transe

    19 Aug 2014

    With potent images, revolutionary style and radical politics, Glauber Rocha’s Terra em Transe has been an influential film for political cinema in Brazil and elsewhere in the world.

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  • Mikhail Kalatozov, Soy Cuba, 1964

    ICA Cinematheque: Soy Cuba

    2 Sep 2014

    Astonishingly beautiful, visually original, and ideologically naïve - that’s how many describe Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 Soy Cuba.

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