Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On Thursday November 8th, Paul Poet's Auslander Raus:Schlingensief's Container screens as part of the 27th Annual Whitaker St Louis International Film Festival

We are veering from our musical theme for 2018  for some political culture shock from Austria's Paul Poet who is known for his edgy and arthouse methods of addressing social reform through mixed media.  

This is a free screening and Co-Presentation with Cinema St Louis.

Special thanks to Goethe-Institut Chicago.

Image copyright Paul Poet and Film Galerie 451

Paul Poet (director/author) was recently named one of the leading German-language political filmmakers and Austrias biggest genre expert by US-Magazine INDIEWIRE. His debut cinema doc FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER (2002) was selected by the Biennale Istanbul into a global canon of political cinema next to names like Bunuel, Rouch, Godard. Following this, it was honoured with gala screenings at MoMA New York, Istanbul IFF, Doc Aviv (Israel).

Paul Poet was born in 1971 on an oil-field in Saudi-Arabia, later bombed away by Al Quaida. As the child of an Austrian petrol engineer, he was raised all over the Middle East, Europe and Africa, being an early witness to corporate exploitation, war and death. Since his puberty living in Vienna, he became a forming part of the local punk and electronica scene. He moved into film-making in 1996 after studying journalism and philosophy. His popculture-savy and activist films always deal with the central theme of social rebellion and the fight of the individual for freedom. Often rock celebrities like Alec Empire, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Melvins, Neurosis grace his works as actors and composers.

Other major Cinema works: EMPIRE ME (2011), MY TALK WITH FLORENCE (2015) Poet was part of the main juries of Istanbul IFF 2015 and Haifa IFF 2016. He is also well known for his work as cinema curator for Filmarchiv Austria, Viennale IFF and Diagonale FF.





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mark your calendars!! Thursday November 8th: AUSLANDER RAUS! Schlingensief's Container

We are veering from our rock theme for our contribution to the 
27th Annual Whitaker St Louis International Film Festival. 

We present this edition of Culture Shock from Viennese Director Paul Poet in conjunction with Cinema St Louis. 


Image copyright Paul Poet and Film Galerie 451.

This film is being sponsored by Goethe-Institut and will be a free screening.






Sunday, July 1, 2018

Get ready!! Calling All Metalheads!! Thursday July 12th we are having a Headbangers Ball!!



Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
2005

Directed by Sam Dunn & Scott McFayden
Starring Tom Araya,  Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Running Time : 1hr 36   Rated R

Screens in The Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks

$7 admission
Doors open @ 630
Food and drink available for purchase from Schlafly. 

Screened by permission. 
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Funds generated after expenses from this screening supports
production of A FIT KID, an active lifestyle development program produced by Helping Kids Together. HKT promotes cultural diversity and social awareness through universally designed programming and events that get kids active and involved in the arts and culture.

Thank  YOU in advance for YOUR support!

Amy Barnes 314 221 3085 or amyb@afilmseries.com







Friday, May 18, 2018

Up Next: Neil Young Journeys screens on June 14th


Thursday June 14, 2018

Neil Young
Journeys
2011

Directed by Jonathon Demme
Starring Neil Young

Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.

Running Time : 1hr 27min  Rated PG

Screens in The Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks
Hosted by The Smash--St Louis All-Media Icon

$7 admission
Doors open @ 630
Food and drink available for purchase from Schlafly. 

All rights reserved. 

Funds generated after expenses from this screening supports production of A FIT KID, an active lifestyle development program produced by Helping Kids Together.  HKT promotes cultural diversity and social awareness through events and programs that get kids active and involved in the arts and culture.

Thank  YOU for YOUR support!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Screening Thursday May 17: Purple Rain


Purple Rain
1984

Directed by Albert Magnoli
Starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Running Time : 111minutes  Rated R

Screens in The Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks 

$7 admission
Doors open @ 630
Food and drink available for purchase from Schlafly.  

All rights reserved.   

Monday, March 12, 2018

Screening April 12th @ The Bottleworks, COBAIN: Montage of Heck


An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Running time 145 minutes

Rated TV-14

Screened by permission.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Up Next: As we near one year since his loss, we pay tribute to Chuck Berry with Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock n' Roll on Thursday March 8th @ 7 pm




Thursday March 8, 2018

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock n’ Roll
1987

Directed by Taylor Hackford
Starring Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton

This documentary movie covers two concerts at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri, to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, and also discusses his life and career.

Running Time : 120 minutes
Rated PG

Screens in The Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks

$6 admission
Doors open @ 630
Food and drink available for purchase from Schlafly

All rights reserved.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Up Next: Festival Express screens on February 8th...All aboard!!


Festival Express
2003
Directed by Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich
Starring Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band

Festival Express is a 2003 documentary film about the 1970 train tour of the same name across Canada taken by some of North America's most popular rock bands. 

The film combines live footage shot during the 1970 concerts, as well as footage aboard the train itself, interspersed with present-day interviews with tour participants sharing their often humorous recollections of the events.

Running Time : 90 minutes
Rated R

Screens in The Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks 

$6 admission
Doors open @ 630
Food and drink available for purchase from Schlafly.  

Festival Express shown with special thanks to Gavin Poolman and John Trapman.

Culture Shock" a film series is made possible with help from Schlafly Bottleworks, Real Living Gateway Real Estate, AUDP, Cinema St Louis and YOU!

Thank you for YOUR support! 

Amy & Mia