Oct 2015 : “Athens now” at the Liverpool Radical Film Festival

by mariakappa

Return to Aeolus Street (2013) will be screened in the program “Athens Now” curated by Stanley Schtinter at the Liverpool Radical Film Festival.

A symposium of radical film from contemporary Greece.

Dir: various (2012-15), Greece, 150 mins

£3 / nobody turned away for lack of funds

Tickets here  Proceeds will go direct to supporting the filmmakers

Athens Now! is a programme of film routed in and responding to the humanitarian crisis as experienced by the people of Greece since 2008. These films cover the struggle of the past seven years, and demonstrate a positive and creative outcome beyond the inevitability of Europe’s collapse.

Programme:

Flying Anarchists, Dir. Hellenic Police Force, 2014
Exarcheia (central Athens): 06/12/2014. Police helicopter footage of flying anarchists.

Theraikos Orthos (Theraik Dawn), Dir. Kostas Sfikas, Stavros Tornes, 1967
A bittersweet tribute to the island of Santorini and the first wave of tourists to arrive there.

As to Posterity, Dir. Marina Gioti, 2014
Athens of the near future: devoid of humans, a picturesque expedition of metal and plastic debris as the new Greek Ruins.

Return to Aeolus Street, Dir. Maria Kourkouta, 2013
The ghosts of Greek cinema.

The Divided Line, Dir. Stephane Charpentier, 2013-2014
Radically and emphatically documents the humanitarian fallout of the austerity measures imposed upon Greece.

Accidental Prosecution of an Anarchist, Diakoptes Athens, 2013
Radical film cooperative, Dioptres, cover the unlawful prosecution of anarchist T. Sispas.

Katerina Gogou: Reinstating the Dark Side (introduced by the director). Dir. Antonis Boskoitis, 2012
Katerina Gogou: actress, poet and militant anarchist remembered by the people whose lives she touched.

Curated by: Stanley Schtinter, purge.xxx

Stanley Schtinter’s focus is on film as ‘liberating application in the margins in search of the real world’. He regularly collaborates with experimental filmmaker/musician Frans Zwartjes, and recently released their compositions through his label purge.xxx. He curated Iain Sinclair’s year-long film season, 70×70, and is currently writing a feature film to be directed by Chris Petit. He has exhibited and curated work internationally at venues including Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Barbican (London). He lives and works in Athens and London.

More info here.