Sands Films Featured Events – 13th to 19th May

Sands Films Featured Events – 13th to 19th May

Rotherhithe | Events

WISE16 features selected events from Sands Films extensive programme of films, theatre and talks. Though most of them will be free, booking is required and donations welcome. For times and bookings tickets on Eventbrite, click here

Tuesday 14 May | 8.30pm

Film poster of The Stranger

Cinema Club | The Stranger| Orson Welles | 1946 | 95 minutes | Free

John Huston came up with the story for The Stranger and gifted friend Orson Welles with it so that Welles might have a commercial success. (Welles and Huston, uncredited, both worked on the script.) The small profit that the result netted helped make possible two far, far better Welles films: The Lady from Shanghai and Macbeth (both 1947).

Indeed, The Stranger, a postwar thriller about escaped Nazis lurking in small-town America, is Welles’s weakest completed film. The script, which is credited (at different stages) to Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning and Anthony Veiller, is convoluted and farfetched.

On the other hand, the film is full of excellent visual touches and flourishes. It is a Welles film, however dimly. Welles himself plays the Nazi and doesn’t wink at us once. Edward G. Robinson brings a recognizably Jewish face to his role.

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets

Wednesday 15 May and Saturday 18

Film screening: The Good Soldier Schwejk | Free

The Good Soldier Schwejk is a comedy. It is a political comedy.  Its subject is the utter criminal absurdity of war. It is a stage adaptation of Jaroslav Hasek’s unfinished masterpiece

Booking required. Click here to reserve your tickets for Wednesday (7.30pm)

Booking required. Click here to reserve your tickets for Saturday (2.30pm)

Saturday 18 May

ARCC Russian Film Studies | Tangerines| Zaza Urushadze| 2013 | 106 minutes | £6

September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ‘Smersh’, has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets

Russian Film Studies 2019

ARCC introduces a series of Russian-speaking films rarely or never seen in the UK. These films will be introduced from a transcultural perspective. We encourage our members and audiences to move away from revivalist narratives of origin, nation, and belonging and to reflect critically on vicissitudes of history and art in Russian-speaking space – both inside and outside Russia. We emphasise interconnectedness and complexity of experiences that shape individual and collective imaginaries and the importance of a continuous scholarly and artistic dialogue.

 The screening will be preceded by a presentation starting at 6.00 PM and may last up to 45 minutes.

About Sands Films

An independent film production facility operating in an 18th century listed building in Rotherhithe since 1975. In addition to the studio facilities and the costume service, the venue is home to the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library; it can also be hire for private or public events

Disclaimer: The information in this website is subject to changes and cancellation. We always recommend to check with the organiser.

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