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TO-NITE: The Capsized Smiles at The Pictures, Barden's Boudoir
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In advance of the forthcoming 'Introducing Alice Saint' EP, The Capsized Smiles are playing their B-movie cabaret at Barden's monthly film night, The Pictures.

Featuring:


film!
KISSING ON THE MOUTH
Joe Swanberg's (Hannah Takes The Stairs, Alexander The Last, one of the founders of the so-called 'mumblecore' movement) feature debut, starring Kate Winterich, Kevin Pittman, Kris Williams and Swanberg. A confrontational and startling film exploring issues of sex and infedility within post-college relationships. Ellen (Winterich) is caught between guiltily sleeping with her ex-boyfriend, who is looking for more than sex, and appeasing her jealous and secretive flatmate. The film is an innovative mix of drama and verite interviews.

"The most important film about a young generation since Slacker" - File Thirteen

live music!
THE CAPSIZED SMILES
(B-movie tales of horror, woe and wild wild joy. They're not coming for your pop music)
HOLLY AND JESSIKA
(influences: pathetic tv losers. mainly dawson o'leary, followed by ally mcbeal. and rock'n'roll)

performance! CONSTANTINOPLEX perform a live soundtrack to their video production.

DJs! BORING GIRLS bringing the party

plus FREE BINGO, FREE POPCORN
Performance, Art Stars, Happy Hour all night,
DJs and Live Music til late.
7pm-2am, Bardens Boudoir, Stoke Newington High Street N16.

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Dream Machine Records Fayre, Screening and Music at Half Moon tomorrow

Tomorrow from 12pm the Half Moon in Herne Hill plays host to the rematerialising of the wonderful Dream Machine record shop, now sadly no longer premised in East Dulwich.

As well as the opportunity to buy records, there will be a film screening from 4pm and live music from 8pm.

For more information see the Dream Machine Records website.

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New film season at Whirled Cinema, Loughborough Junction
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Whirled Art Productions have been operating from the railway arches at Loughborough Junction since 2001, transforming it into an art space including a studio complex and cinema. For the south London artist on the breadline, the latter is particularly exciting: they're screening an impressive programme of 3 films weekly, to which entry is entirely free.

As part of their new season for 09, they're showing Spanish cinema verité thriller [• REC], which looks and sounds unmissable and seems to have been universally acclaimed.

Rec is a pelting vérité nightmare about a television crew locked in a city tenement with a flesh-eating virus. The Spanish equivalent of the National Guard hems the hapless civilians in the building under pain of death for those who attempt to escape. The satire about repression is as bald and brutal as the shapely young television presenter's fight to survive. The footage shot by her camera crew sustains the illusion of spontaneity.
More of a rollercoaster white-knuckle ride a than movie, at barely 80 minutes Rec is too frantic to overstay its welcome. You will leave the cinema shaken and scared...

Trailer:

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Karaoke (2008)

Amongst the constellation of delights that make up our rapidly impending Edinburgh show, we're honoured to be hosting the premiere of Karaoke, the new film by underground London film-maker Garry Sykes. It's also the film debut of Alice Saint, starlet in the making and the newest addition to the WTCD,TD collective.

More about the film and showing:

KARAOKE (Garry Sykes, UK, 2008, 35 mins)

This is a world premiere, these karaoke songs. Starring Tom Moore and introducing beautiful new starlet Alice Saint to the eyes of the world, these songs they sing tell who they are, were, and who they're becoming. Karaoke is a no wave musical, a video portrait and above all a romantic picture. Karaoke is compromise, obsession and addiction. Karaoke is change, determined spirit and love.

Showing in the Forest's church hall at 8pm on Saturday 23rd August 2008, undoubtedly preceded by glitzy champagne reception and red carpet greetings...

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What They Could Do, They Did at Ginglik, Shepherds Bush, this Thursday
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For 2008, What They Could Do, They Did are intending to shift our focus away from monolithic multi-day shows, instead staging a number of one-day (or -night) events around London and the wider world. The first of these is taking place this Thursday night at Ginglik, Shepherd's Bush, and features an all-star cast of What They Could Do contributors:

AD HOC AND MIXPASTE (LIVE AUDIO/VIDEO REMIX)
KARDY
ONE MILLION HOUSES
ROBERT EVANS
+ WHAT THEY COULD DO DJs

PLUS FILMS FROM
Hestia Peppe
Garry Sykes
Amy Houston and Kathryn Corlett
Guerilla Candy
Mimi Leung
The Ludovico Technique

Read more on the event homepage...

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