[Solidarity Books] Film Nights | Now on Wednesdays

Yes Solidarity Books Film Nights, are back for a new season of thought
provoking fabulous films with a change of night to Wednesdays at 8pm.
See the full October programme below :

‘Germany in Autumn’
This Wednesday 10th October 8pm


“Made in the 6 months after the events of the German Autumn, a dozen
filmakers of the German New Wave found they had to make a film (really
a collage of shorter pieces) reflecting on the events of the last 10
years or so and what it meant to be living in the FDR in 1977/78. The
FDR: nominally a liberal democracy, where political opponents of the
state (albeit terrorists) were being executed in their cells, where
there was a clear continuity between those who profitted under the
Nazi regime of the 30/40s and those who were profitting under the
democratic regime of the late 70s, and when there were very obvious
and uncomfortable parallels emerging with Germany’s openly fascist
past involving what it was permitted and not permitted to say in
public. All these problems and more are examined by the directors of
the film.”

“Life in a Day” (2011)
Wednesday 17th October 8pm

“A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a
time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive
on the 24th of July, 2011. Amongst the 19 directors who put the film
together is Kevin Macdonald (“Last King of Scotland”, “Touching the

‘Live! Nude Girls, Unite!’ (2000)
Wednesday 24th October 8pm

“Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support
staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize.
Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, customers’
surreptitious video cameras, and no paid sick days or holidays, the
dancers get help from the Service Employees International local and
enter protracted bargaining with the union-busting law firm that
management hires. We see the women work, sort out their demands, and
go through the difficulties of bargaining. The narrator is Julia
Query, a dancer and stand-up comedian who is reluctant to tell her
mother, a physician who works with prostitutes, that she strips.”

‘Portrait of Jason’
Wednesday 31st October 8pm

“Interview with Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne, house boy, would be
cabaret performer, and self proclaimed hustler giving one man’s
gin-soaked pill-popped, view of what it was like to be coloured and
gay in 1960’s America” from IMDB Your man is absolutely hilarious, I
was in stitches for the majority of it. And apparently Ingmar Bergman
said it was “the most fascinating film he’d ever seen”, which you
can’t really top as a recommendation.”

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