The London Socialist film Co-op are screening Under the Cranes with
Locked Out (Joan Sekler) to kick-off their 2012 Programme
Sunday 8 January 2012
10.30am for 11am start at the Renoir Cinema.
Joan Sekler, US 2010 [12A], 60 mins
The multinational, Rio Tinto group, historically known for draconian measures, attempted to severely cut the pay and conditions of 570 borax miners in the isolated, desert town of Boron, California, in 2010. Joan Sekler, independent filmmaker, crafts the course of the miners' action during the 107 days of a lock out. With solidarity at local and national level and the support of their community the miners agree to a new contract with the majority of their benefits intact.
UNDER THE CRANES
Emma-Louise Williams, UK 2011 [12A], 56 mins
Director Emma-Louise Williams has collaborated with Hackney poet and resident Michael Rosen to produce a film-poem that explores the inter-connection between ourselves and where we live, based on his play Hackney Streets. The changing face of Hackney and its residents emerges through current images, urban sounds and rare historical footage, and Rosen's voice illuminates and questions the threats and the choices fostered by the dubious activities of Hackney Council and the regeneration of the area.
Discussion led by Emma-Louise Williams and Michael Rosen
Renoir Cinema, Brunswick Square, London WC1
Nearest London tube: Russell Square
Overground: King’s Cross, Euston
Buses: 7, 17, 45, 46, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
For updates on disabled access, please call the Renoir on 08717-033 991
About the LSFC
"Now in its twenty-first year, the London Socialist Film Co-op promotes socialist culture by arranging screenings where people can see films and take part in a panel discussion.
We show recent cinema releases and pictures that are rarely screened because they are old films, foreign films or were censored. We show films that inform and educate.
We encourage our members and like-minded filmmakers to make films and DVDs and we are always interested to hear of appropriate films - low budget shorts or campaign videos as well as fully funded professional programmes - that we might want to screen."