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
Watch a trailer for Papicha here:
Join the discussion live or playback for up to one month after the screening: