There will be a screening of a French (English subtitles) sci-fi comedy film “The Green Beautiful” – La Belle Verte (1996) hosted by Transition Galway starting at 8:15pm Wednesday 21st Nov at the new 091 Labs on Flood Street. Entry is by donation. All are welcome!
As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible–Earth. This family-oriented French sci-fi comedy chronicles her adventures on the chaotic planet. Mila is 150 years old and has five children; encoded in her brain are two telepathic programs designed to restructure the thinking of destructive humans.
PG, 1 hr. 35 min.
Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
There will be a screening of documentary film Koyaanisqatsi – Life Out of Balance (1982) hosted by Transition Galway starting at 7pm this Friday, 26th October. Entry is by donation, and will go towards the redesign of our new space. All are welcome!
An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental political agenda. Without a story, dialogue, or characters, Koyaanisqatsi (1983) (the film’s title is a Hopi word roughly translated into English as “life out of balance”) is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet.
Time: 1 hr. 27 min.
Directed By: Godfrey Reggio
Written By: Michael Hoenig, Ron Fricke
This post comes to you a little belatedly, but tonight from 9pm we will be hosting a showing of David Lynch’s epic 1984 adaption of Frank Herbert’s equally epic science-fiction novel, Dune.
In the far-flung universe of Dune, two ancient Houses are locked in a bitter struggle for control of the most precious of commodities, the drug Melange. Melange, known as the Spice, is a narcotic that extends life indefinitely, boosts vitality, and in high doses unlocks shocking mental powers:
The Bene Gesserit, a quasi-religious order of women who ostensibly strive for the betterment of Mankind, use the Spice to unlock the body’s ancestral genetic memories and superior reasoning faculties.
The Spacing Guild, clannish mariners of the ultimate sea, forcibly feed their Navigators massive amounts of Spice until the hypersaturation of Space in their body cruelly mutates the Navigator; the Spice twists their form until they cannot live outside of a life support tank, like nothing so much a fish in a glass bowl. However, these same mutations grant the Navigator near-immortality and the power to crest Time itself, to see into the future and safely guide their Heighliners to port through all perils.
Balancing the power and influence of the Bene Gesserit and the Spacing Guild are the Imperium of Man, ruled by an all-powerful Emperor, and the multitude of Houses that comprise the Landsraad Council.
As Dune opens, the venerable House Atreides, a House Major of the Landsraad led by the compassionate Duke Leto, are preparing to move from their ancestral home of Caladan in order to take control of Arrakis, the blasted desert world that is the only known source in the Universe of the Spice.
But House Atreides will not go to Arrakis unopposed…
For this Sunday movie I have something different after the brilliant and equally scary “the tunnel”. This time I have something for our member artist and any art lover that want to join us this Sunday night to watch David Choe feature film Dirty Hands: The Art & Crimes of David Choe.
As always the movie night are open to the public, we will start around 9pm in 091 Labs, 47 Eyre Sq. above Kennedy’s Pub
Plot Summary (from IMDB – Ratings: 8.4/10)
Dirty Hands delivers an intense portrait of David Choe, a young near-schizophrenic street artist that devises numerous criminal schemes that afford him to hitchhike across the globe. David skirts the legal constraints of society to “freely” create his art in the public space. His nonchalant law-breaking style lands him in jail several times leading to his eventual demise in solitary confinement in a Tokyo prison cell. He resurfaces with a radically religious agenda and returns home with hope to overcome his criminal temptations and repair his severed relationships. We see David’s unwillingness to grow up, his struggle to make it as an artist and his fight to hold on to his sanity for his life and burgeoning art career.