Reel to Real At Home: Pain and Glory

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Pain and Glory
Friday, 16th April 2021
Watch live from 7pm on Filmbankmedia VSR Player
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast 9-9.30pm

 Pain and Glory | Pedro Almodóvar | 2019 | 15 | Spanish (English subtitles)

Each month during lockdown we are sharing with you a brilliant find that we have unearthed and that is available to view for free and online. This month we are sharing a special one-off screening of Pain and Glory, courtesy of Filmbankmedia’s VSR Player created especially for community cinemas to share film with their audiences at home.

After the film, we invite you to join us for a post-film discussion with Reel to Real host Katie Anderson and special Stove guest, Tabi Mudaliar from South West Media Factory.

The filmbankmedia player offers subtitled options for film screenings.

About the Film

“Pain and Glory tells the story of director Salvador Mallo (played by Antonio Banderas), so preoccupied by various physiological and psychological ailments that he’s put his career on hold. Then a retrospective of his work leads him not only to remember his past, but to contact the long-estranged lead actor of an early seminal work… a troubled reunion with unexpected, fateful consequences.

Almodóvar, who also wrote the screenplay, is here at his most mature and reflective, exploring the lore of desire, creativity, addiction and memory through a single, somewhat self-centred character. Bold in its narrative structure, restrained yet expressive in its colours and compositions, and with intense, naturalistic performances, this is exemplary film artistry.”

How to Watch 

This month’s film will be available to watch together at the one-off time of 7pm on Friday, 16th April – make sure you join us on time as the film will start automatically, so just like a real screening, if you are late you’ll miss the beginning!

Our film this month is free to watch, but you need to sign up in advance and watching information will be sent out 48 hours before the film goes live.

To sign up please use this link: https://reel-to-real-cinema-pain-glory.eventbrite.co.uk

Please be aware that the filmbankmedia player is not compatible with mobile or tablet screens, and will not cast to a screen, so if you would like to watch on a bigger screen or projector, you will need to use a manual HDMI cable or similar.

Troubleshooting information about using the filmbankmedia VSR player is available here.

We’d also love it you could stay for a discussion about the film and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place on our usual Crowdcast platform from 9pm. Sign up and more about the discussion here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/reel-to-real-pain-glory

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

Trailer

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Discussion 

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Owning our Future: Film Shorts Premiere

Community Land Scotland and Reel to Real Cinema At Home Present
Owning our Future: Film Shorts Premiere
Thursday, 25thMarch 2021
Watch live from 7pm
Post-film discussion on ZOOM 7.30-8.30pm

In our second film evening of the month, we are bringing you a world premiere of not one, but two short films! Each film has been created during the past year for Community Land Scotland, documenting stories of people, place and ownership across the country. Both films will go live at 7pm, and will be followed by a glittering celebration – or as glittery as we can manage in the present times! – live on ZOOM.

We will be joined for our post-film discussion by each of the filmmakers, Alasdair Satchel, Colin Tennant and Dr Saskia Coulson, alongside Morven Gibson of South West Mull and Iona Development, and Ailsa Raeburn and Linsay Chalmers of Community Land Scotland.

Owning our Future 
Alasdair Satchel

Owning Our Future from Community Land Scotland looks at how community land owning trusts and their communities have coped with the pandemic. CLS placed artists in 5 different trusts to consult the people about the current situation and how they think the community ownership model offers a means of response to an evolving situation.  This film gives voice to the perspectives of the trusts, leading thinkers in the field, the artists and the communities themselves.  Footage for this film has been sourced from community members and the artists in light of the pandemic.

Alasdair Satchel is a podcaster, film and theatre maker based on the Isle of Mull.  For more info please visit alsatch.com or whatwedointhewinter.com

Stories of Radical Landownership 
Coulson and Tennant

Over the last six-months, artists Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant have worked with three Community Trusts across Scotland, Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh, North Harris Trust and South West Mull & Iona Development Trust. The aim of this collaboration was to capture stories of radical landownership using photographs, film and audio recordings. The project allowed for some incredibly open and passionate conversations about contemporary land ownership both for the individual and community. This film is part of the culmination of work created during this project.

Coulson and Tennant (Dr Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant) are an award-winning artist partnership who develop projects through a lens-based practice, combining genres of documentary and fine art. For more info please visit https://wearectproductions.com

 

Welcome! We are very proud to present two brand new short films as part of this evenings programme.

First up, Alasdair Satchel’s Owning Our Future.

Our second film is Coulson and Tennant’s Stories of Radical Land Ownership short film.

If you would like to watch this film with subtitles, you can toggle these on or off using the ‘CC’ button at the bottom of the film frame.

And finally, a bonus short! This short film, Eilean Againn Fhèin/Our Island, was made by a group of young people with The North Harris Trust supported by Coulson and Tennant as part of their Stories of Radical Land Ownership commission during the Summer of 2020.

 

 

We have made a recording of our live panel discussion hosted on Thursday 25th March, available to watch back via the link below.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home
As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

About Community Land Scotland
Community Land Scotland is the representative body for Scotland’s community landowners. Our Members own land and buildings so they can revitalise their communities, often reversing years of decline. Together they own over 550,000 acres of land and own a huge range of assets including estates, woodlands, community centres, harbours, High Street buildings, former MoD bases and housing.

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Papicha

 

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: Papicha Friday, 12thMarch 2021
Watch live from 7pm on Filmbankmedia VSR Player
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast  9-9.30pm  

Papicha | Mounia Meddour | 2019 | 15 | French (subtitles)

Each month during lockdown we are sharing with you a brilliant find that we have unearthed and that is available to view for free and online. This month we are sharing a special one-off screening of Papicha, courtesy of Filmbankmedia’s brand new VSR Player created especially for community cinemas to share film with their audiences at home. “Underground discos thud to the beat of dance music as men and women dress to the nines and slip through checkpoints to party the night away. Meanwhile, fingers on triggers, tensions mount between armed police forces and anti-government guerillas. This is Algiers in the 1990’s, and what headstrong fashion student Nedjma, ‘Papicha’ to her friends, doesn’t know, is that her life is about to change forever… Lifting the lid on the radical events of the Algerian Civil War, Mounia Meddour’s ‘Papicha’ follows the trials and tribulations of a group ofdetermined young women as they come face to face with a new, dangerous reality.” Papicha, (2019) written and directed by Mounia Meddour and is her first feature-film and a brilliant film for us to mark International Womens’ Day this year. We will be joined for our post-film discussion by D&G based emerging filmmaker Rachel Shnapp. The filmbankmedia player offers subtitling options for film screenings.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film. Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

How to Watch

This month’s film will be available to watch together at the one-off time of 7pm on Friday, 12thMarch – make sure you join us on time as the film will start automatically, so just like a real screening, if you are late you’ll miss the beginning! Our film this month is free to watch, but you need to sign up in advance and watching information will be sent out 48 hours before the film goes live. To sign up please use this link: https://reel-to-real-papicha.eventbrite.co.uk Please be aware that the filmbankmedia player is not compatible with mobile or tablet screens, and will not cast to a screen, so if you would like to watch on a bigger screen or projector, you will need to use a manual HDMI cable or similar. Troubleshooting information about using the filmbankmedia VSR player is available here: VSR Troubleshooter. We’d also love it you could stay for a discussion with emerging filmmaker Rachel Shnapp about the film and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place on our usual Crowdcast platform from 9pm. Sign up and more about the discussion here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/reel-to-real-papicha

Introduction

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Reel to Real Cinema At Home: United Skates

Reel to Real Cinema At Home: United Skates
Friday, 12th February 2021
Watch live from 7pm
Post-film discussion on Crowdcast 8.45-9.30pm

Each month during lockdown we are sharing with you a brilliant find that we have unearthed and that is available to view for free and online. This month we are delving into new Reel to Real territories courtesy of the BBC iPlayer.

Our film choice in February, is United Skates,a real gem of a documentary directed by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, that follows the story of three roller skaters fighting for their communities. These are stories of the places where we build community, of race and prejudice, and the drive and passion of underground subcultures to survive.

“For years, roller-skating rinks have been a constant for African-American communities across the U.S., serving as a meeting ground, a place to have fun and an incubator of iconic hip-hop talents like Queen Latifah and N.W.A.”

As America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community joins forces in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, which has been overlooked by the mainstream for generations – yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talents.”

After the film, we invite you to join us over on Crowdcast for a conversation about the film with a special stovie guest.

About Reel to Real Cinema At Home

As we look to explore how we can use collective film watching at home as a means to gather, share ideas and connect we’ve been delving through the vastness of the internet to source interesting and relevant stories for now, on film.

Reel to Real continues to share a film and discussion evening on the second Friday of the month online, until we are able to return safely to our High Street home in The Stove, Dumfries.

United Skates: Trailer

How to Watch

We’re doing things a bit differently this month, so to watch the film you will need a free account with the BBC, details of how to set this up here:

And to hit play on our selected film, United Skates at 7pm. We’ll make sure there is a clear link available from this page. Note that this film is available with subtitles, to view these use the subtitles settings button located on the bottom right of the BBC iplayer browser once you have opened the film.

We’d also love if you could stay for a discussion about the film, and some of the themes arising from it, which will take place using Crowdcast also on this page, at 8.45pm on Friday, 22ndJanuary.  Please register in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/c23nkvbl
There will be a live chat in the run up to and during the film, so let us know that you are watching and any questions you have!

If you are unable to access the BBC iplayer, please get in touch and we will try to offer advice. For more information contact katie@thestove.org.

The Discussion

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Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.

Reel to Real Cinema: Power In Our Hands

Reel to Real Cinema Presents
Power In Our Hands
Thursday 17th January
FREE Pre film supper from 5:30PM
Film starts at 7pm,
The Stove, 100 High Street, Dumfries
2017 / UK / Angela Spielsinger / 75 mins / PG
Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary – on the Deaf community’s fight for civil rights and principally, the right to be heard.
Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK.