27 May 2015
Another Brick In The Wall – A season of films on youth & revolt curated by Second Home & MUBI.
Dir. Peter Watkins, 1971
After it's controversy-stoking premiere at the New York Film Festival, Hollywood refused to distribute the film and it was barely seen until it's DVD release in 2005. Set in a detention camp in an America of the near-future, Punishment Park‘s pseudo-documentary style places a British film crew amongst a group of young dissidents who, faced with lengthy jail time, have opted to spend three days in ’Bear Mountain Punishment Park’.
With the buzz of the General Election 2015, MUBI is collaborating with Second Home to curate a season which focuses on youth and revolt, raising awareness of politics and the importance of having a voice.
The season kicks off with award winning director Alexander Payne's Election, and finishes with a screening and Q&A session with director Eric Baudelaire.
Also included in the line-up are the coming-of-age, BAFTA winningThis Is England, Jean-Luc Godard's dark political comedy and Venice Special Award winner La Chinoise, and the Oscar-winning Peter Watkins' controversial pesudo-documentary Punishment Park.
Screenings start at 7.30pm, admission £7 advance on Billetto. Free for Second Home members.
Ahead of the season, tickets for all x5 films in this series can be purchased from www.billetto.co.uk/secondhome
Other films in this series;
Election – Tuesday 5th May
This Is England – Monday 11th May
La Chinoise – Friday 22nd May
The Anabasix of May & Fusako Shigenobu, Masao AdachiI, & 27 Years Without Images – Monday 1st June
Followed by a Q&A with director Eric Baudelaire