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85A presents: Jan Svankmajer

  • 1964
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Directed by: Jan Svankmajer
  • Language: Czech/French/English

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Maverick sound/art collective 85A ­ currently in production on their own film Chernozem ­ ecstatically present the work of genius Czech filmmaker Jan Svankmajer, in all its demented glory! Each short film will be housed inside specially constructed theatres, coaxing Svankmajer's surreal imagery off the screen and into life in front of you. Tailor-made installations, costumed performers and a cosy bar all beckon you 'down to the cellar'. And with the main cinema-space ultimately transforming into a thumping discothèque on the Friday … a night at a multiplex this is not! Pijít! Vidt! Slyset! Tickets cost £4 for the event on Thursday 23 February and £8/£6 for the event on Friday 24 February. Tickets are available from GFF and the 85A. website: Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Crossing the Line.

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GFF 2012 - 85A presents: Jan Svankmajer

2 Feb 2012

Judd Brucke of 85A discusses the art collective's tribute to the Czech filmmaker

‘One of our comrades was approached by the GFF to do something with the festival,’ says Judd Brucke, a member of the collective of Glasgow-based multi-disciplinary artists that stage weird and wonderful live events under the banner 85A. That something…

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