Lorenza Mazetti, UK (black & white, silent), 1956, 52 mins
Two inseparable deaf-mute friends hang to each other while working on the East End docks. This strikingly stylised movie poem taps into the silent movie era to portray its two leading characters isolation from hearing-unimpaired people. Financed by BFI, film has been heralded as one of the founding works of British Free Cinema.
SI, SE PUEDE, SEVEN DAYS AT P.A.H. BARCELONA
Pau Faus, Spain, 2014, [PG] Spanish with EST, 52 mins
Since 2007, an estimated 550,000 foreclosures have been initiated in Spain. Given this acute housing situation, civil society has been forced to organise. In 2009 the PAH, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages, was established as a citizen’s movement for the right to housing and in response to a housing emergency, using direct action and non-violent civil disobedience to stop evictions, occupy empty apartment blocks and re-house homeless evictions. The film portrays a typical week at PAH Barcelona and its tireless activities.Discussion led by: Roz Cranston, Curato, BFI; Speaker on Housing.
Screenings are at Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL.
Nearest tube: Warren Street. Overground: Euston.
Buses: 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205, 390.
Booking information: tickets are available from 10.20 am on the day and may not be booked in advance.
Admission £10, concessions £8. Annual members £6/£4. Sorry no credit cards.