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Reel to Real X The Stove Cafe: Slingshot Hip Hop

May 3 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Slingshot HipHop | Jacqueline Reem Salloum | 2008 | 83 mins | Arabic,English, Hebrew, subtitled | Palestine/US

This month we are joined by artist Alice Francis and members of the Dumfries Palestinian Support Group for a documentary film screening sharing the story of young hip hop artists breaking through the borders that separate them and using their music as a tool to surmount divisions.

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About the Film

Slingshot Hip Hop is a feature length documentary that braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and later screening on the Sundance Channel, Slingshot has been shown globally winning over 13 awards and is used in classrooms as an educational tool in the Middle East.

About Reel to Real

Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection. The Stove Cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 6:45pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes. 

Free Donations Welcome
100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Access Information: Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). 
To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. 
We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival. 

Reel to Real X D&G Climate Hub: Outgrow the System

April 5 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Guest Hosted by Katie Percival & Julie Douglas from Climate Kitchen.

Outgrow the System | Cecilia Paulsson & Anders Nilsson | 58 mins

This month, with support from GSA Biosphere we are holding a screening of Outgrow the System a documentary film exploring new economic ideas and practices for a more sustainable global future. “Change is not only possible, but already underway.” We will be joined by guest hosts from Dumfries Climate Kitchen to host a post-film discussion with the film’s co-director Anders Nilsson.

Supported by D&G Climate Hub.

About the Film

A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TRANSITIONING TO A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC SYSTEM

“Change the system, not the climate” is a common demand in the climate movement. But whatkind of system do we actually want? In the midst of humanity’s worst crisis, the pioneers stand ready. Meet the new economic perspectives that have the potential to change the world at its core.

The original meaning of the word ”economy” is “household management”. The economy of today however, is not house holding, but rather consuming our finite natural resources at an alarming pace. “Outgrow the System” explores how we can return to the essence of the term and design an economic system that genuinely manages our scarce resources.

Watch the trailer…

About Reel to Real

Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection.

The Stove Cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 7pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes.

Free Donations Welcome
100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

Access Information: Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). 
To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. 
We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival. 

Reel to Real Cinema X The Stove Cafe: Wildfire (International Women’s Day)

March 1 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Wildfire| Cathy Brady | 2020 | 84 mins | 15 | UK & Ireland 

This month our film selection marks International Women’s Day with a screening of F-rated* film, Wildfire. Directed by Cathy Brady, this debut feature film explores the complexities of trauma and sisterly relationships set on the Irish border.

About the Film 

Inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border, Lauren and Kelly’s lives were shattered with the mysterious death of their mother. Left to pick up the pieces after her sister abruptly disappeared, Lauren is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when Kelly returns home after being reported missing for a whole year. With the intense sisterhood reignited, Kelly’s desire to unearth their history is not welcomed by all in the small town, as rumours and malice spread like wildfire, threatening to push them over the edge.

* The film is triple F rated in that it is written and directed by women and features significant women on screen; and in this case all three by writer/director Cathy Brady.

“SAVAGELY POWERFUL IRISH BORDER DRAMA”
★★★★

— THE GUARDIAN

“POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCES”
★★★★

— EMPIRE

“NIKA MCGUIGAN BURNS BRIGHTLY IN
HER FINAL PERFORMANCE”
★★★★

— THE IRISH TIMES

“AN ATTRACTIVE FILM WITH HYPNOTIC LEAD PERFORMANCES”
★★★★

— LITTLE WHITE LIES

“DELICIOUSLY UNCOMFORTABLE”

— MICHAELA COEL, IWC JURY MEMBER

”SUPERB: FORCEFUL, UNCOMFORTABLE AND FIERCELY INTELLIGENT”

— Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Watch the Trailer: 
About Reel to Real 

Reel to Real Cinema is a monthly film space in the Stove Cafe, featuring an eclectic mixture of conversational films – from artist made shorts to feature length documentaries, locally made to international cinema. A space for discussion and thought-provoking films, you are welcome to join us after the film for a short discussion about the themes from this month’s selection. The Stove Cafe will be open from 5.30pm – 7pm with a special pre-film dinner option alongside hot drinks and cakes. 

Free Donations Welcome

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM FEATURES STRONG LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND REFERENCES TO SUICIDE. NOT SUITABLE FOR AUDIENCES UNDER 15.

100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
View Venue Website

Access Information: Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival.

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