Mar
13
Wed
Bikes vs. Cars
Mar 13 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars, the latest film project from Bananas!* and Big Boys Gone Bananas!* director Fredrik Gertten, looks into and investigates the daily global drama in traffic in five major cities around the world. Bike advocates have their say but so do people who love their cars.

“Breezy, intelligent, diffuse but uncluttered, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary “Bikes vs Cars” could be called a tale of congestion-plagued cities. The film, which examines the high cost that urban centers, especially Los Angeles and São Paulo, Brazil, pay for accommodating automobiles, benefits greatly from a range of viewpoints.” New York Times.

Sweden 2015  90 min 

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Apr
10
Wed
The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World
Apr 10 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Based on Michael Pollan’s bestseller, this intriguing documentary examines the ways that humans rely on (and relate to) four key plants: the apple, potato, tulip, and marijuana. We’ve always had the notion that we are in charge, but what if they have been controlling us and using us for their own ends? Narrated by Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Mo.) it looks at the relationship from each plant’s perspective. When that happens, things start to look very different and we become aware that we’re just part of nature’s web and not outside it. In that respect these plants become critical mirrors for us to view our position in the global ecosystem.

USA 2009 120 min 

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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