The Lost Picture Show’s Bootyard Cinema
The Lost Picture Show will be bringing the noise to Bootyard this weekend, exploring the space where film and music collide. All presented on a giant outdoor screen under the stars, the programme’s set to eschew everything you’ve come to expect from cinema today. We got the scoop from organiser Jim Dummett on everything that’s set to make it a show to remember.
BRAINWASH PRESENTS: VOTD ANIMATION DOMINATION (20:15 – 20:45)
Brain Wash presents an unmissable selection of face-melting animations hand-picked fresh from the VOTD (pronounced “Voted”) archives. VOTD is a daily awards website hosting the best and brightest short film and video content. Brain Wash, a film and arts collective focused on the most innovative and subversive short form content out there, have ram raided the VOTD vaults to bring you their picks.
ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE PRESENT FANTASTIC PLANET (21:15 – 22:30)
Orchestra Elastique perform a rare live soundtrack to Fantastic Planet. A one-of-a-kind film, this 1970s Czech/French science-fiction animation won plaudits at Cannes but then disappeared almost into obscurity. Only now is it being re-discovered for it’s Dali-esque visuals and other-worldly atmosphere. Orchestra Elastique will bring their inimitable style – an improvised mix of guitar, rumbling bass, tribalist vocals, analogue electronics, trumpets and even bagpipes – combining jazz, krautrock and psychedelic influences.
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL’S MUSIC MACHINE (22:45 – 23:15)
A selection of the finest music videos of the past year, drawn from this year’s edition of the London Short Film Festival. A varied selection will feature London Grammar’s hit ‘Hey Now’, Dan Croll’s starey ‘From Nowhere’, and Mogwai’s dramatic ‘Teenage Exorcist’, amongst others.
SOUNDTRACK SING-ALONG (23:30 – 00:00)
To end the night, you’ll be able to sing your heart out to your favourite movie themes with the ludicrous, the painful, the brilliant: Film Soundtrack Sing-Along, in association with House of Hot Breath.
On top of all this, Brainwash will be bringing a very special exhibition to the Bootyard. Acclaimed video artist Kasumi will premier Shockwaves in the UK at Land of Kings. A towering video installation featuring a mind-bending 80-minute perpetual loop, created from a mash-up of over 25,000 different films, that has been described as “The Tree of Life meets Andy Warhol”.