An accessible, 51 seat cinema on Newcastle upon Tyne's Quayside.
Amber opened Side Cinema in 1977, its rescued 51 seats include rare doubles. We programme films on Thursday nights and for a range of festivals….showing great films and available for hire...
The cinema can also be booked for private hires or parties at a cost of £165 + VAT. Read more HERE
LITHUANIAN POETIC DOCUMENTARY: Nov 14 & 21
Time Passes Through the City (Almantas Grikevičius, 1966)
Two screenings bring together 7 of the best from Lithuania's documentary film tradition. In the Soviet era, poetic documentary became a response to socialist realism and its ubiquitous, mandatory expressions of love for the ‘Great Homeland’. Filmmakers turned to an exploration of little things, social marginalia, the daily experience of an inner life. Long shots, minimal dialogue, even the abandonment of narrative, experiment became part of the struggle for cultural identity and has continued since independence. An unmissable opportunity to see these key Lithuanian films, made between 1965 and 1994, recently restored and digitised.
Thursday 14 November explores the Soviet Era: The Old Man and the Land (Robertas Verba, 1965, 20min); The Dreams of the Centenarians (Robertas Verba, 1969, 20min); Time Passes Through the City (Almantas Grikevičius, 1966, 20min); A Trip Across Misty Meadows (Henrikas Šablevičius, 1973, 10min). 7.30pm, £5/£4 concessions. Buy Tickets
A Trip Across Misty Meadows (Henrikas Šablevičius, 1973)
Thursday 21 November explores post-independence documentaries: Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus (Arūnas Matelis, 1990, 10min); Earth of the Blind (Audrius Stonys, 1992, 24min); The Black Box (Algimantas Maceina, 1994, 38min). 7.30pm, £5/£4 concessions. Buy Tickets
Earth of the Blind (Audrius Stonys, 1992) All screenings in Lithuanian with English subtitles. More information from the Lithuanian Documentary Event FB page. Tickets can also be bought at Side Gallery.
This restoration and presentation of these films forms part of a cultural initiative organised to represent the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The project initiator and curator was NGO Meno Avilys. It was brought to Side Cinema by Newcastle Lithuanian Forum.
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