Side Events 2016

 

November 4 – 29

 

Lida Suchy – Portrait of a Village

Photographer Lida Suchy takes interest in documenting the life of communities in Eastern Europe as well as the life in her new home in the United States. The exhibition forms part of the 25th edition of the Month of Photography.

 

Slovak National Museum – Archaeological Museum, Žižkova 16, Bratislava

 

 

November 11

Master Class: Mišo Suchý

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Slovak-American filmmaker Mišo Suchý often portraits his own family; however, his films are far from banal home videos or pictures from the family album. In his works, Suchý likes to contemplate the themes of home, identity and living in emigration.

 

11:30 – Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the Academy of Arts, Horná 95, Banská Bystrica (admission free)

 

Festival warm-up

 

A simultaneous projection of Mediterranea and subsequent discussion with its director, Jonas Carpignano, which will be streamed live from Brussels’ Bozar cine- ma to a number of participating cinemas across Europe. Free entry!

 

19:30 – Kino Mladosť, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17, Bratislava (admission free)

 

 

November 13

 

Master Class: Mišo Suchý

 

Slovak-American filmmaker Mišo Suchý often portraits his own family; however, his films are far from banal home videos or pictures from the family album. In his works, Suchý likes to contemplate the themes of home, identity and living in emigration.

 

17:30 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

Movie striptease: One-man-show by Peter Gärtner

Some films can be dead-boring but, luckily, there are always people who can at least
talk about them in a hilarious yet clever way. A projectionist who has seen more movies than your Seagal-film-bred uncle, Peter Gärtner is the true master of his craft whose blood still boils at the sight of a bad film. He serves his scoffs with an ample side dish of irony and enthusiasm. We invite you to his wild stand-up show, which will mercilessly grind every slush, schmaltz and smooch of the silver screen. As a bonus, Gärtner will present some juicy behind-the-scenes stories from the history of Slovak cinema. And maybe there will also be his alter ego – a washed-out screenwriter Dušan who is addicted to Xanax.

 

 

22:15 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

Ninja III: The Domination

(Sam Firstenberg, USA, 1984, 92‘)

Projected from an original VHS video- cassette!

Completely free of any signs of logic or reality, this grotesque picture piles up and profits from the popular phenomena of the period such as neon-colour fashion and aerobics, shamelessly stealing from smash hits such as Flashdance, Poltergeist or The Exorcist, which nobody sane would ever dream of combining. This is a titbit for aficionados of movie oddities.

 

23:30 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

 

November 14

 

Tribute: Emília Vášáryová

 

Emília Vášáryová, an exceptional artist and the first lady of Slovak cinema and theatre, is the latest laureate of the lifetime artistic achievement award and holder of the memorial tile on the Film Walk of Fame. As part of the gala evening in her honour, IFF Bratislava will proudly present The Copper Tower (Medená veža), a legendary 1970 film by director Martin Hollý, Jr.

 

18:30 – kinosála č.2, Kino Lumière, Špitálska 4, Bratislava

 

VHS Karaoke Battle

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We invite all cinema buffs to take part in a competition in improvised dubbing of most notorious B-movies of the 1980s. Lend your voice and your savvy to Chuck, Jean-Claude, Sylvester, Dolph and other stars and try to win bombastic prizes!

 

22:30 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

Bulp

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Bulp is alter ego of Samo Štefanec, young electronic music producer whose work moves freely across all genres of modern intelligent dance electronic music. His debut EP, Endian, is the latest arrival to the catalogue of Deadred Records / Starcastic Records.

 

23:59 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

Zlatý Bažant Slippers Night

 

This time, the popular nocturnal projection of a triplet of films from the festival programme will take you through the night in the spirit of nostalgia for B-movies of the 1980s. To enhance your experience, we decided to screen the films produced by the legendary Cannon Films studio the way we all remember – from original VHS cassettes!

 

23:59 – Kino Mladosť, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17, Bratislava

 

 

November 15

 

Junior: Contemporary Animation for Children

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A projection of a block of animated films for the youngest generation
of cinema aficionados but also their parents; the programme was prepared in cooperation with Fest Anča, Slovakia’s largest international festival of animated films.

 

11:00 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

Gramophon Brothers

 

In this unique music show, a duo of DJs will invite you to dance by playing foxtrot, swing and tango of the 1930s through 1950s from vintage shellac records.

 

21:30 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

 

November 16

Breakin‘

 

(Joel Silberg, USA, 1984, 90‘)

Projected from an original VHS videocassette!

A cult dance-movie about the dawn of the hip-hop era; here is just one example of how videocassette covers praised it at the time: “Spinning, gliding and flying across America like a half-mad tornado, a new form of street dancing rose from the core of the nation’s inner cities in the 1980s and spread to street corners, shopping malls and schoolyards everywhere!” Kelly is a young dancer who wants to make it big but she is dead-bored of the jazz dancing taught at her dance school; then a friend introduces her to several dancers from the local breakdance scene and she realises she has found her calling as a dancer.

 

21:00 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)

 

 

Stroon

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When Breakin’ took cinemas by storm in 1984, Stroon was two and perhaps hummed some Slovak
hits in his playpen. Ten years later he caught a glimpse of Herbie Hancock’s „Rock It!“ on MTV and he felt an instant urge to fly of the break wings of (not only) the 1980s. After 31 long years, he has made his dream come true and become an eclectic DJ, producer and vibrapho- ne player who battles on all music fronts: he is the fifth member of the band, Puding Pani Elvisovej; he has done acoustic gigs with Longital; he is member of the improvisation quartet, Škvíry & Spoje, and con- temporary music society, Cluster Ensemble. Stroon has also compo- sed his own music, including film scores and original soundtracks to several silent movies.

 

22:30 – Gorila.sk Urban Space, Námestie SNP 30, Bratislava (admission free)