Free Cherry Kino Microcinema!


From this Thursday 17th (tonight!) until Sunday 20th, Cherry Kino is delighted to present a whole host of screenings of wondermental cinema, totally free, down at the Granary Wharf Unit 7, an empty shop unit offered by Granary Wharf, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival! The space has been transformed into a DIY microcinema, blacked out and decorated with fairy lights and looks wicked! Local cafe ‘Out of the Woods’ are remaining open while the events are on, and will be offering some cinema specials like popcorn, hotdogs and hot drinks specially for the events - perfect for cold dark northern weather!

It will be great if you can come, and if you miss the start time you’re still very welcome to drop in at any point during the evening. Look out for the Cherry Kino posters in the windows. Directions are: head through the dark arches and over the metal bridge over the river. Turn left as if heading to the mint hotel. The Hop pub will be on your right and Out of the Woods cafe will be straight ahead. Head there, and the Microcinema is two shops down from it, right by the lock!

The screenings will be as follows:


(7pm) Galaxy - A surreal masterpiece from 1967, and Japan’s first feature-length underground film!

(8.30pm) Destructural Video - A programme of extraordinary video work showcasing contemporary artists who exploit and explore the imperfections hidden in the signal/data structures of moving image technology.


(7pm) Free Radicals - A History of Experimental Cinema’ - Awesome documentary about the artists and poets of cinema, crazy about filmmaking, who push the artform in radical new directions. With loads of extracts of the films themselves, and narrated in a lovely personal manner by Pip Chodorov.

(9pm) Lab Love! - A gloriously free-wheeling selection of films on Super8 and 16mm, made by artists at DIY film labs and chosen for their sense of fun, freedom, and their uncompromising attitude!


(7pm) Obscura - A dazzling selection of recent artist cinema from some of the most interesting and engaging contemporary artist filmmakers, celebrating the richness of ‘obscure’ cinema.

(9pm) Galaxy - A surreal masterpiece from 1967, and Japan’s first feature-length underground film!


(2pm) Lucida - A joyfully diverse selection of new works, blending kitsch Egyptology mash-ups, colourful video collage and plenty more, all films which consider life through the cinematic magic of the prism.

(4pm) Language and Possession - Two very special medium length films dealing with the fascinating topic of language and possession in politically resonant ways. The daring ‘Out’ by Roee Rosen has won numerous awards, and ‘The Folds of the King’ takes a fascinating look at simultaneous translation.

Be great to see you!


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