24 JULY '16 / 88 LONDON RD
In association with Open Colour
This month, Dreamland Cinema is delighted to be joining forces with Open Colour to bring you the Daisies, cult classic of the Czech New Wave, along with a presentation of 16mm shorts.
Wild and playful, Chytilová's two teenage protagonists, both named Marie, chatter their way through this surrealist gem, hopping trains, swinging from chandeliers and eating everything in sight. Whether swathed in table cloths, wrapped in newspaper, or sporting mini '60s shifts, Marie #1 and #2 have been immortalised on film as eternal style icons.
This politically and aesthetically adventurous film is widely considered one of the great works in feminist cinema, its protagonists boldly looking out on the world from great black-kohled eyes.
+ 16mm shorts curated by Open Colour
(Chick Strand, 1986, USA, 13 min)
Strand is a major West Coast filmmaker whose pioneering work combines elements of documentary, ethnographic and experimental cinema. ‘Artificial Paradise’ is one of her boldest experiments – an ecstatic, hypnotic visual encounter aiming to collapse the distance between filmmaker and subject.
ACCENT GRAVE ON ANANAS
(Tamara Henderson, USA/Canada 2013 3 mins)
A full three-minute slice of gorgeously flawed pop perfection. Henderson’s gleeful free associations and in-camera choreography sculpt a dream landscape from signs of waking life. We’re on paradise beach with pineapples, but still no one’s answering the phone. Thank you to Rodeo Gallery for this print.