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Uncommon Sense

April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Dir: Vineet Radhakrishnan India 2016, 57 mins Cert: U Laurie Baker studied at Birmingham School of Architecture and then, led to conscientious objection by his Quaker beliefs, worked for the Friends Ambulance Unit during the war. An encounter with Mahatma Gandhi back in Britain inspired a trip to India, where he spent the rest of […]

New Voices in an Old Flower

April 8, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Dir: Quino Piñero Spain/United Kingdom/Ethiopia 2016, 69 mins Cert: 12* Quino Piñero is somewhat of an ethnomusicologist and sound pilgrim, using film as a way of exploring new places (he also worked as sound designer on Crumbs, a stand-out at Flatpack 10). Fascinated by Ethiopian music, he relocated to the capital Addis Ababa in 2012 […]

Falling Slowly

April 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 7:45 pm

A performance-based artwork by the BMI’s artist-in-residence Dean Kelland. The work seeks to interrogate slapstick comedy as a genre, and pose questions about the role of the comedian and the subsequent exchanges between audience and performer. In character the artist repeats a ‘slapstick’ gesture on stage. This gesture is taken from, and embedded within, the […]