The Exploding Cinema 20th Birthday Show

Saturday October 29th
The Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LQ
8pm till late / Membership £5

Before “Pop-Up” cinema, before Vimeo, before even YouTube, there was a place where independent filmmakers could screen their work to a popular audience without selection, censorship or submission fee.
A place free from the “broadcast quality” of commercial media and the elite cliques of the Art academy.
A convivial democracy which first revealed the utopian secret : a short film made by an amateur with no budget and domestic technology could be better than a Hollywood feature or an Art gallery masterpiece.
Twenty years after the first show in a squatted sun tan oil factory in Brixton, after hundreds of regular screenings, spectacular events in an outdoor swimming pool, a circus tent, a deconsecrated church, rooftops, pubs, squats, clubs and railway arches, after tours of Europe, after spin off groups in Brighton, Amsterdam and Los Angeles, after screening thousands of short films to thousands of people, it’s time to celebrate twenty years of the Exploding Cinema


3 floors of HALLOWEEN revels, short films, psychedelic visuals, performance, soundtracks and classics from the Exploding vault.
Special guests : Genetic Moo and the Man from Uranus
Vee Jay : Total Kunst.


Arthur Lager will be drumming live to his Super 8 masterpiece ‘I Walked with a Surrealist’