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Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2NP
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Andy Warhol's'flesh'

Flesh Paul Morrissey (1968; USA; 105mins) Joe Dellesando, Geraldine SmithIts a hustle here and a hustle there as Joe goes down on the New York streets to make a few bucks.

Thu 21 Nov

£5–£7

Andy Warhol's'heat'

In an idyillic poolside setting, Joe an out-of-work ex-child star emotionally numb, buffeted in the flesh, survives by bouncing off fellow casualities. Conceived as an alternative version of Sunset Bouevard, the humour is mordant.

Thu 28 Nov

£5–£7

Andy Warhol's'trash'

Trash Paul Morrissey (1970; USA; 103 mins) Joe Dellesandro, Jane Forth,Holly WoodlawnDay in the life of Joe as he figures out where and how to find the next fix; and his partner wonders if Joe will ever get and a hard on again.

Sun 24 Nov

£5–£7

Andy Warhol's'women In Revolt'

Woman in Revolt Paul Morrissey (USA, 1971) Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis Sound Track: John CaleMade in the heat of the Womens Liberation Movement after Warhol was shot by Valerie Solaris the film features the three transvenstites forming a group of libbers.A parody on the Scum manifesto but who after all is better equipped to depict male fantasies about women than Holly Candy and Jackie?

Sun 1 Dec

£5–£7

Camp Cope / Caves

Camp Cope / Caves

Australian band Camp Cope have become a force in modern music, a wholly independent band who will only do things on their terms, and refuse to compromise on their values. Their new album How To Socialise & Make Friends anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. First single The Opener is a raw portrayal of their experience as women in music. It was labelled “searing” by Pitchfork and “all-too-real” by SPIN, with Stereogum including it in their best tracks of the week. This is a 16+ event.

Thu 19 Sep

£11

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

First of two Karel Zeman films showing this month, a visually stunning mix of live-action and animation which follows Baron Munchausen (the notorious teller of tall tales) from destinations as varied as 18th century Constantinople and the surface of the moon.

Sun 8 Sep

£5–£7

Fantoms: An Evening Of Short Horror And Genre Films From Around The World

Something strange, dark, and fantastic comes this way!Fantoms, an evening of horror and genre short films, sees tales of nightmares, gods, monsters and the supernatural lay claim within the cinemas shadows on Thursday October 3rd. A programme of thirteen multi-award-winning works of narrative and visual genius have been collected from around the worldranging from Tokyo to Newcastleto feed your darkest and most deviant desires. You wont get to see these films anywhere elsedont miss out!

Thu 3 Oct

£5

Faust (1926)

Sun 1 Sep

£5–£7

Faust

Faust
  • 1926
  • Germany
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: FW Murnau
  • Cast: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings,

Mephisto places a bet with an Archangel that he can corrupt an innocent man's soul and destroy his immanent divinity. If he wins the Devil will win dominion over earth. Mephisto tries to tempt Faust, an elderly alchemist.

Sun 1 Sep

Gnaw Ix / Bast / Bismuth / Penance Stare / Fret! / Waheela / Callan @ The Star And Shadow Cinema

GNAW #9!Thats right, weve been doing this Great Northern Amplifier Worship thing for nine Earth years now! whilst theyre all special, this one is * s p e c i a l * - weve got a wild and varied selection of innovative heaviness lined up for you - improvised clatter sludge, raging surf-inflected noise, immersive darkwave crawls, capital D doom and expansive metal sounds. Whats that, you ask? Its this lot, friend:BASTGNAW IX headliner, BAST is a three-piece experimental vortex of blackened intensity and forlorn, mournful doom. Since the release of their debut Spectres in 2014, the band have toured with serious heavyweights Pallbearer and Conan, and graced the stages of festivals such as Roadburn and Bloodstock.Bandcamp| FacebookBismuthFresh from playing Roadburn Festival, we are so excited to have these Nottingham-based doom heavyweights grace GNAW. Slow. Lots of amps. Loud.Y e s .Bandcamp |FacebookPenance StareFierce intense, Newcastle-based Penance Stare do not sit comfortably in any genre; theyre a perfect GNAW act.Bandcamp | FacebookFret!Their Facebook bio says it all: Three Heart Of Darkness fuzz-monsters riding a tidal wave up the River Tyne to provide the soundtrack to a Mexican bar-brawl. Molten, intense condensed twang n rumble n flail.Bandcamp | FacebookWaheelaGNAW curators; bunch of guys; weird little team. Waheela are still an improvised noise/rock project driven by a shared affection for shrieking feedback, non-denominational riff worship unexplained sounds. On first so get yr tea down quick else youll miss em.Bandcamp | FacebookCallanResident GNAW DJ spinning choice cuts of premium wax scratchy charity shop oddities; setting the mood saving you from Van Halen off of an iPod or whatever.So yeah, thats the deal. Once again, were returning to theStar and Shadow Cinema, the home of so much of Newcastles most vital underground culture.November 2nd, Doors at 6. Get yr cheap advances here, now!

Sat 2 Nov

£11

Handsworth Songs

Handsworth Songs(1986, 58 min)In October 1985 Britain witnessed a spate of civil disturbances in the Birmingham district of Handsworth and in urban centres of London. These were violent, tragic events, marked by the death of an elderly black woman, Joy Gardner and a white policeman, Keith Blakelock. Handsworth Songs takes as its point of departure these events and the inability of the British media to go beyond its concern with demonising or rationalising the rioters and their motives, to break the anxiety-driven loop of morbid responses to the presence of blacks in Britain.

Wed 23 Oct

£5–£7

I Am Nasrine (2012)

Created and Directed by Tina Gharavi, I am Nasrine is set in both Newcastle and Iran and follows a familys journey to the UK.Part of Psychologists for Social Change Community Festival at the Star and Shadow Cinema.

Sat 21 Sep

Free

Invention For Destruction

Based on the writings of Jules Verne, this visually stunning 1958 film from Karel Zeman blends live action and animation. In Czech with English subtitles. Black and White.

Sun 15 Sep

£5–£7

The Last Angel Of History + Memory Room 451

An evening of films from John Akomfrah and the Black Audio Film CollectiveThe Last Angel of History (1995, 45 min)The Last Angel of History is one of the most influential video-essays of the 1990s, exploring a mythology of the future that creates connections between black (un)popular culture, outer space, and the limits of the human condition. This cinematic essay posits science fiction (with tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering) as a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness.with Memory Room 451 (1997, 22 min)In its silhouettes, shadow, depth of field and chromatic stylisation, Memory Room 451 is the most extreme example of the neo-Expressionist aesthetic the Black Audio Film Collective pursued throughout the 1990s. Originally entitled Hair, Memory Room 451 is a bitter fable of a world in which dreams become the media platform of the future century and time travel is shiftwork in the graveyards of tomorrow.

Fri 27 Sep

£5–£7

Living In Limbo + Q&a (Theatre)

Paul James : DirectorGez Casey : DramaturgeWritten performed by: Abu-Zayd DeGaleLiving in limbo is about:Abu-Zayd DeGale, is a refugee from Sudan. He works as a nightclub doorman in Newcastle to support his family. Now hes had enough of verbal abuse, racism and the threat of violence at his workplace.Living in Limbo uses storytelling, spoken-word and song to map Abu-Zayds life in Sudan and his journey to Newcastle, demystifying the myths around refugees and confronting his own demons along the way.It shows how art can get you into trouble but also save your life. A funny and moving personal story that also reflects on the urgency of the present situation in Sudan and explores the key themes of identity, belonging and control.#IamTheSudanRevolution

Sat 5 Oct

£5–£7

Living In Limbo + Q&a (Theatre) Sunday Matinee

Paul James : DirectorGez Casey : DramaturgeWritten performed by: Abu-Zayd DeGaleLiving in limbo is about:Abu-Zayd DeGale, is a refugee from Sudan. He works as a nightclub doorman in Newcastle to support his family. Now hes had enough of verbal abuse, racism and the threat of violence at his workplace.Living in Limbo uses storytelling, spoken-word and song to map Abu-Zayds life in Sudan and his journey to Newcastle, demystifying the myths around refugees and confronting his own demons along the way.It shows how art can get you into trouble but also save your life. A funny and moving personal story that also reflects on the urgency of the present situation in Sudan and explores the key themes of identity, belonging and control.#IamTheSudanRevolution

Sun 6 Oct

£5–£7

On The Move By Moving Image Makers Collective

On the Move is a touring programme of experimental film from the Scottish Borders-basedMoving Image Makers Collective.As the first self-curated programme of films by MIMC, On the Move speaks to the notions ofintervening - with assistance from the moving image - upon ones immediate environment.By turns tentative and assertive, these works find rhythm, music and movement in acquiredobjects, found phenomena and even silence; each, in its own way, argues the case forenvironment as a conditioning device: a way by which one begins to think about negotiatingthe world, and the basis for any aesthetic response to it.On the Move saw its world premiere in May 2019 at the ninth edition of Alchemy Film andMoving Image Festival. The Moving Image Makers Collective emerged from the ScottishBorders Community Filmmaking Initiative, a series of workshops run by Alchemy Film Artsin 2014.MIMC members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and include authors, poets,photographers, filmmakers, playwrights, painters and mixed media artists. They meetmonthly to present new work for peer feedback, an ongoing and collective process ofexploration of the moving image which has led to this new programme. On the Move saw itsworld premiere in May 2019 at the ninth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving ImageFestival.Films included: Weeping Jews Dogs Negroes, Narda Azaria Dalgleish (252, 2019); Beneath,Jane Houston Green (328, 2019); We sewed them into the hems of our skirts and walkedthrough the town to the sea where we threw them into the oncoming tide, DorothyAlexander (633, 2018); Codename India-1967, Jason Moyes (257, 2018); 18 - 91, RachaelDisbury (224, 2019); Lines in the Sand, Jessie Growden (507, 2019); Substitute, RichardAshrowan (650, 2018); Turn it Off, Kerry Jones (126, 2018); Kedem, Narda Azaria Dalgleish(812, 2015); Index, Richard Ashrowan (246, 2018); Dwam, Frank Brown (443, 2018);Glenlochy Ice, Douglas McBride (127, 2014); Perilous, Dorothy Alexander (147, 2018);Frames, Shapes and Symbols, Jason Moyes (453, 2018); Granny Duncans Tape Collection,Jessie Growden (158, 2018); Blue Book, Kerry Jones (9, 2018), Autumn 17, Patrick Rafferty(140, 2017).

Fri 4 Oct

£5–£7

Rewinding The Welfare State: A Social History Of The North East On Film

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of our region from the 1920s to today. Audiences will be invited to share their thoughts as we explore how the journey from cradle to grave - accessing healthcare, housing, education, social security, pensions, and other human rights entitlements, has changed over the years.Is there anything we can learn from the past to improve our future?Many of these films havent been seen since they were first made and are part of the extensive collections at North East Film Archive.This screening is brought to you by the North East Film Archive, as part of their North East on Film project connecting the people and communities of the region with their film heritage, in partnership with Teesside UniversitySupported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Teesside University

Sun 17 Nov

£5–£6

Say Sue Me

Say Sue Me

Alt-indie band from South Korea.

Thu 26 Sep

£10.45

Shoot First Film Production Workshop

Sun 8 Sep

£5–£7

Mon 14 Oct

£5–£7

Mon 11 Nov

£5–£7

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall Project (John Akomfrah, 2013, 96 min)After creating his multi-screen installation work about cultural-studies pioneer Stuart Hall, The Unfinished Conversations (2012; currently on exhibit at BALTIC), John Akomfrah felt that his exploration of Hall was not quite finished. The Stuart Hall Project expands and deepens his study of Hall in a lengthier, single-screen documentary format, exploring themes of national and racial identity, family roots, and diasporic life.One of the most important voices of the New Left, Stuart Hall emigrated from Jamaica in 1951 and became a key architect of the discipline of cultural studies. Halls theories of how everyday lived experience intersects with broader movements of social change are brought to the forefront in The Stuart Hall Project, which combines a dizzying array of archival footage–selected from 800 hours of material–including everything from television appearances to home movies. Akomfrah skillfully weaves together this footage with a chronologically presented soundtrack of the works of Miles Davis, which serves to loosely structure the films narrative and provide a sense of changing times along with Daviss evolving musical style.

Wed 11 Sep

£5–£7

Teen

TEEN of New York label Carpark records will be headlining the event as part of their Good Fruit EU|UK tour.

Fri 4 Oct

Tqn-Aut Warped Freqs And St James Infirmary

North East label TQN-aut is pleased to be showcasing Warped Freqs - Phil (Das Wunderlust, Ch*pman Family) and Marcus (Soiled) bringing psych elements, jazz variants, experimental phases, Tortoise meets Vini Reilly along with label favourite in the form of the solo incarnation of St James Infirmary the Ashington lad.

Sat 23 Nov

£5

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