Saturday 21 March | 6:30 for 7pm | Ticket £10 | run time 78 min
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot peers into the imagination of Pablo Picasso’s studio and emerges with a quiet documentary that captures the revolutionary painter’s creative process. Through a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography, Picasso’s Cubist work comes to life on screen. Paint strokes and splashes of color appear as if by magic, as empty canvases become platforms for a series of daring and original drawings and paintings that exist only within the confines of this film
Saturday 18 April | 6:30 for 7pm | ticket £10 | run time 81 min
Portrait painter Alice Neel (1900-1984) was a self-described collector of souls who recorded her sitters on canvas through six decades of the 20th century, among them Andy Warhol, Bella Abzug, Allen Ginsberg and Annie Sprinkle. Neel always sought the “authentic,” moving from Greenwich Village to Spanish Harlem just as the Village was gaining reputation in the art scene. She sacrificed almost everything for her art, delving so far into the psyches of her sitters she would almost lose herself. Yet Neel was also a dedicated mother, raising two sons in the bohemian world she inhabited.
Saturday 23rd May | 6:30 for 7pm | Ticket £10 | 1h25 mins
A newly discovered treasure trove of reggae tapes reveals the story behind one of Jamaica’s most legendary studios. The feature documentary “STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES” premiered at the Nashville Film Festival on the 8th of October, 2019, with a further screening on the 9th. The film was broadcast on BBC television in the UK on October 11th. We are proud and excited to be selected for our U.S West Coast premiere at PAFF 2020. Narrated by Levi Roots, the film includes interviews with many reggae greats, including Jimmy Cliff, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ernest Ranglin, Sly Dunbar, Maxi Priest, Ali Campbell of UB40, King Jammy, Bunny Lee, Lord Creator, the late Rico Rodriguez, and the re-recording of a Dennis Brown classic with British rock musician and producer Dave Stewart.