Uncles, 305 Portobello Road,
Tube: Ladbroke Grove. Bus 7, 23, 70, 295, 52.
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29 October 1998
Tennants Lee Donaldson 14 mins.
27 November 1998
Venture Centre, Wornington Road, London W10
We showed a hilarious glove puppet film made by two 12 year old girls, an offline edit of a new BBC drama, and two terrific shorts by Jason Martin including Altman's Tongue.
Urban Gangsters is a persistent theme in contemporary film-making, inspired perhaps, by Quentin Tarantino, one of the first directors to break ranks from old-style values, and reflecting contemporary obsessions with lawlessness, peer pressure, drug addiction, financial imperatives in an unsympathetic society and retribution, this theme is a favourite from mainstream to street level film-makers.
Tonight on the clubroom screen we celebrate the cutting edge to this boisterous medium.
In A Blue Room Mike Hakarta 70 mins.
Thriller set on a Lancaster West Estate.
Bad Condition Trailer Larbi Oumghur 5 mins.
Trailer for the legendary Massive Videos Trellick Towers shoot out.
Da Baby Fada Kae Iden 6 mins.
Poverty + pregnancy = crime.
Blood Brothers Rashel Tashchian 3 mins.
Contemporary urban Cain and Abel.
Snap Kevin McMullen 15 mins.
Escaped convicts compete in a game of psychological warfare.
The Imitators Richie Winearls 90 mins.
A bank robbery goes horribly wrong.
The Hard Case Guy Richie 30 mins.
A bunch of lads in Soho are out of their depth in a hard stakes card game. (Debut short from the director of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).