Thursday, 1 November 2007


Facebook listing for the _Black_Acrylic Cine Salon:

A weekly display of hidden or neglected facets of the magic lantern. The finest wines and cheeses shall be served. Don't miss! Thursdays 9pm, 3 Springfield, Dundee. Any ideas and guest curatorships are most welcome.

The inaugural Cine Salon event will take place 9pm on Thursday 8th November. Presenting a screening of LA PLANETE SAUVAGE

Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète sauvage, lit. The Savage Planet) an animated 1973 science fiction film directed by René Laloux. The film was an international production between France and Czechoslovakia and has been distributed in the United States by Roger Corman. It won the special jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. The story is based on the novel, Oms en Série, by the French writer Stefan Wul.

Imdb summary: La Planète sauvage AKA Fantastic Planet is a surrealist story based on the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Set in a far distant world human beings or "Oms"have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms however are a problem and are exterminated by the dozen. One domesticated om Terr is able to escape his masters with a headset that puts information directly into the brain. Armed now with the Draags technology he leads the Oms in an attempt to make life better for them...But will the deomizing destroy them?

The club's already got four members, including myself. Not bad going, all told.
(edit: now up to 21 members, far more than the living room's capacity...)

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