Flatpack Projects
Film, and then some

Open Cinema

Saturday 26th March, 2011

Eastside Projects | 12:00 - 13:00

An introduction to the work of Open Cinema, a network of film clubs for homeless and marginalised people.

Open Cinema is a social enterprise network of film clubs for homeless and marginalised people.  Working in partnership with community groups, homeless agencies, and residents’ associations, they bring a range of cinema to places that it doesn't normally reach. They also teach their members how to make their own short films, and regularly welcome filmmakers and other specialist speakers to introduce their work.  There are ten Open Cinemas currently up and running in the UK, and new projects are in development for the Netherlands, LA, Washington and South Africa. Today founder Christoph Warrack will be talking about how the network formed and showing films by some of the members.

www.opencinema.net