In an ongoing collaboration with the Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford’s only independent cinema, we present three classic films related to the exhibition Future Knowledge.
At the Ultimate Picture Palace: Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN.
(1982, dir. Godfrey Reggio. Cert. U)
Sunday 14 May, 4pm | Monday 15 May, 7pm
A Native American Hopi word meaning ‘life out of balance’, Koyaanisqatsi is an unforgettable cinematic experience exploring the relationship between nature and humanity. With a trademark minimalist soundtrack by Philip Glass, Reggio debuts as a film director and producer in this expertly photographed collision of worlds.
(1988, dir. Katsuhiro Otomo. Cert. 12)
Sunday 21 May, 3.30pm | Monday 22 May, 6.30pm
Imagining life in 2019 Tokyo, Akira is considered one of the best examples of Japanese science fiction and anime. Vast future landscapes set the scene for this cyberpunk adventure that takes place in the dystopian city of Neo-Tokyo.
(1936, dir. Charles Chaplin. Cert. U)
Sunday 28 May, 4pm | Monday 29 May, 6.30pm
“Unemployment is the vital question… Machinery should benefit mankind.
It should not spell tragedy and throw it out of work.” A satire of the machine age, this masterpiece of visual culture demonstrates how film can convey knowledge and critical insight into the lived experience of urban life.
£6, £5 concessions.
Further discount applies for Friends, Patrons and Director’s Circle members of Modern Art Oxford and the Ultimate Picture Palace.
Book via the Ultimate Picture Palace website, click here.