Oct
9
Wed
The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?
Oct 9 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

Opening with a powerful ‘deep time’ perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask the big question: What will follow?

Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies.

We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents, from renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton and Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding to localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, convivial, satisfying contexts for lives well lived.

All were inspired by the posthumously published lifework of the late David Fleming, “Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It”, a work of rare depth that is rekindling optimism in the creativity and intelligence of humans to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.

In his words:

“We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow.”

“providing a deeply human way of looking at the root of our sustainability issues”. Global Peace Film Festival

UK  2018 61 mins 

 

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.

 

Bullfrog Films presents…THE SEQUEL – What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization? from Bullfrog Films on Vimeo.

Nov
13
Wed
Nae Pasaran! (12A)                   
Nov 13 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

In 1974 a group of workers at the Rolls Royce factory in East Kilbride showed their support for the people of Chile by refusing to carry out vital repairs on engines for Hawker Hunter planes, which had been used during the brutal military coup in September 1973. The boycott endured for four years but the Scottish workers never knew at the time what impact they had; it was a matter of conscience and an act of solidarity. With unprecedented access, The film Nae Pasaran! now tells the tale and also ventures much further to detail the horrors of the Pinochet years, meeting survivors of the period and hearing the Chilean side of the story.

“The world is full of light and this film is one shining example.” Emma Thompson

UK 2018  96 min  Free entry – donations welcome.

 

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.

12A bbfc

BBFC Classification guidelines

Dec
11
Wed
XY Chelsea (15)               
Dec 11 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

After causing the largest leak of secrets in US history, when she disclosed 750,000 documents to Wikileaks, ex-soldier and trans woman Chelsea Manning was supposed to spend 35 years in an all-male military prison. But in 2017 President Obama commuted her sentence, in an unprecedented move that divided the US and the world. The film follows her as she leaves prison, after seven years inside, and begins a new life, whilst at the same time having to deal with the far-reaching consequences of her past; the historic leaks that lead to her prison sentences, the unintended celebrity status that is thrust on her as one of the world’s most notorious whistleblowers, and transitioning to become the woman she has always known herself to be.

“Manning is a tremendous example of personal bravery and integrity, and of the power of directing one’s own unhappiness (whatever the source) into positive action. Comfortable people have little motivation to take on the world.” Flick Filosopher

started as a project about prisoners that were unfilmable…”  Mark Kermode, BBC Five Live

USA 2019 93 min  Free entry – donations welcome.

 

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.

 

BBFC Classification guidelines

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