Back from their summer break 100.000 retinas <http://www.retinas.org> pick up where they left off, bringing you the best independent movies every TUESDAY in OCTOBER
Their commitment in screening the best movies without commercial distribution and major works of international festivals, that rarely see box office success. This time around they present 3 underground movies in the indie movie palace known as VERDI PARK in the Gracia neighborhood<http://www.cines-verdi.com/barcelona/> the cities epicenter of all things indie.
Tuesday OCT 13 – YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH (2007)
Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola returns to the director’s chair after a ten-year hiatus with this adaptation of Romanian author Mircea Eliade‘s tome detailing the arduous journey of a professor whose life is thrown into chaos as World War II looms ominously on the horizon. When the 70-year-old scholar is struck by lightning, his age begins to reverse as his mind grows infinitely more brilliant. Now determined to understand the origins of language and consciousness, the fugitive professor leads authorities on a wild chase through Romania, Switzerland, Malta, and India. Tim Roth, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, and Marcel Iures star in an ambitious low-budget drama trumpeted by Zoetrope as a “return to personal filmmaking” for the revered Godfather director.
Tuesday Oct 28-OF TIME AND CITY(2008)
British filmmaker Terence Davies pays homage to the city of his birth in this visual essay on the seaside town of Liverpool. Described by Davies as “a love song and a eulogy,” Of Time and the City uses vintage home movies and newsreel footage to paint a portrait of the Liverpool he knew as a child, a tough working-class community where decay and resilience walked side by side, even as many of the efforts to “improve” Liverpool in the ’60s accomplished little beyond robbing it of its character and rough-hewn beauty. Combining a variety of found images with music and poetry, Of Time and the City explores how this slow evolution of Liverpool impacted the people who lived there, and how the people also became part of the city’s ups and downs. Of Time and the City was screened as a special presentation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Tuesday Oct 27- THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (2009)
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are “The Yes Men,” two guys who combine political activism, performance art and the love of a good prank in the name of demanding the private sector take responsibility for the damage it’s done to the world and its people. Bichlbaum and Bonanno specialize in setting up realistic looking mock web sites that claim to represent famous and powerful multi-national corporations, and when they’re contacted to speak on the companies’ behalf, they deliver absurd satirical presentations that sometimes fool their audiences into believing they’ve seen the real thing. The exploits of Bichlbaum and Bonanno were chronicled in the 2003 documentary The Yes Men, and their further adventures have spawned a second film, The Yes Men Fix The World, which follows the radical pranksters as they claim responsibility for a major environmental disaster in Bhopal on European television, demonstrate a new corporate rescue orb, “defend” corporate interests in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and publish a mock edition of The New York Times that declares the end of the war in Iraq. The Yes Men Fix The World received its world premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.