We’re delighted to announce the fourth Scared To Dance film night at Genesis Cinema on Friday 18th November.
Our guest is the author, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson. He’s written a number of excellent books in recent years including The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Psychopath Test, Frank and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. There will be a Q&A with Jon after the film where the audience is invited to ask questions about the film and also about Jon’s career.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston’s life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his experiences with bipolar disorder, and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession.
The film won the Documentary Directing Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
This is in Screen 3 at the cinema and tickets are £9.50 in advance.
Our guest is Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch who we’re delighted to welcome for this double feature. There will be a Q&A with Stuart after the films where the audience is invited to ask questions about the films and also about Stuart’s career.
Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen is a 1965 documentary about Leonard Cohen. It follows the Canadian songwriter around for several days, interviewing him on his poetry and budding musical career.
Stuart will also be showing a homemade 25 minute compilation of some of his favourite clips featuring music and images that were influential to him and his group Belle and Sebastian.
This is in Screen 4 at the cinema and tickets are £9.50 in advance from the Genesis Cinema website.
We’re delighted to announce the second Scared To Dance film night on Sunday 24th July at Genesis Cinema.
Our guest is the comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince. He is best known for presenting the BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox and Book Shambles with Josie Long. There will be a Q&A with Robin after the film where the audience are invited to ask questions about the film and also about Robin’s career.
Head is a 1968 American adventure musical satirical film written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Rafelson starring The Monkees. Head has developed a cult following since its release being described as “a non-sequitur masterpiece” (Rotten Tomatoes) and “vital and entertaining” (Time Out).
Tickets are £9.50 in advance and are available from the Genesis Cinema website
We’re delighted to announce the first Scared To Dance film night on Friday 13th May at the arthouse Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel.
The guest for our opening night is the comedian Josie Long. Josie has been one of our favourite guest DJs at the club over the years so we’re thrilled to have her introduce Mistaken For Strangers. These new film nights will be on every other month and there will be a Q&A with Josie after the screening.
Mistaken For Strangers is a 2013 documentary film about the American indie rock band The National. The film is directed by Tom Berninger, brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, who follows the band during the tour of the band’s album High Violet.
It has been hailed as “a highly entertaining and surprisingly moving look at life lived on the fringes of the music industry” by Film 4.
Tickets are £9.50 in advance and are available from the Genesis Cinema website.