The Good, The Bad and The Necessary - Celebrating 15 Years of The Horse Hospital

Exhibition: Saturday 6th September - Saturday 27th September12-6pm Mon-Sat Private View: Friday 5th September 7:30pm A SPECIAL PROJECTED INSTALLATION Featuring The Work of Almost Every Artist Who Has Ever Shown at The Horse Hospital! LAUNCH PARTY Fri 5th Sept 7:30pm *Live Music . DJ's . Special Guests* You are invited to join us for a unique evening of bizarre Horse Hospitality! Celebrating 15 years of creating an alternative, of irreverence, individualism, anti-conformism, diversity, sincerity and integrity. Of championing the outsider, the unfashionable, the other. Of embracing the DIY, the independent, the uncompromising, the difficult, the intuitive, the romantic, the visionary and the life affirming. To another 15 years of operating in constant, fluctuating, joyous opposition! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, throughout September we will be screening 26 great films from the archive + a short film archiving The Horse Hospital activities over the last 15 years. MAIN SCREENINGS Friday 12th September doors 7:30pm £7/£5 mems/concs No Age, New York + Cutting moments Fr 19th September doors 7.30pm £7/£5 mems/concs Terror of Tiny Town + The Rough South of Harry crews Wednesday 24th September doors 7:30pm £7/£5 mems/concs The Northerners + A Reason to Live Saturday 27th September - Triple Bill £12 mems/10 concs All 3 Films or £5 mems/4 concs per session, Ghosts of the Civil Dead -Screening at 4:30pm R.I.P. Rest in Pieces: Joe Coleman - Screening at 6.30pm Holy Mountain - Screening at 8:30pm ++++++ SPECIAL AFTERNOON SCREENINGS (6th Sept - 27th Sept, Mon-Sat) Films Start Each day at 4pm, £5 + A celebratory drink on us! N.B. The will be no screening on Saturday the 20th September as we are taking part in London Open House Sat 6th: Freaks Uncensored Mon 8th: Mon Oncle Tues 9th: Rubin and Ed Wed 10th: Europa Thurs 11th: Peeping Tom Fri 12th: Hotel Room Sat 13th: Even dwarfs started small Mon 15th: Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn Tues 16th: Cinema of Transgression Wed 17th: Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Thurs 18th: Grey Gardens Fri 19th: The Night of the Hunter Mon 22nd: Space is the Place Tues 23rd: The Singing Ringing Tree Wed 24th: Careful Thurs 25th: Gummo Fri 26th: Saint Clara MORE DETAILS ------->>

SCREENINGS Friday 12th September 7:30pm £7/£5 mems/concs No Age, New York Dir: Nick Abrahams & Ana Cory Wright. 1992, 50 min Documentary featuring interviews with Nick Zedd, Beth B, Henry Rollins, Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern and other NYC underground artists. + Cutting moments Dir: Douglas Buck, 1997, 29 min In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment. + Other Shorts TBC Friday 19th September 7.30pm £7/£5 mems/concs Terror of Tiny Town Dir: Sam Newfield, 1933, 62 min An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue + The Rough South of Harry crews Dir: Gary Hawkins, 1991, 55 min This in-depth documentary examines the life and work of cult writer Harry Crews. Wednesday 24th September 7:30pm £7/£5 mems/concs The Northerners Dir: Alex van Warmerdam, 1992, 108 min A surreal black comedy set in a decrepit 1960's housing development. When his mother is drawn into sainthood and the resulting frustrations of his father become too difficult to manage, Thomas, a young boy, becomes obsessed with events on the broadcast news. The liberation of the Belgian Congo is taking place and Thomas becomes Lumumba, one of the contenders as the Congo's new leader. He is encouraged in this escapism by Plagge, the postman who reads all the mail and knows all of the bizzarre and intimate secrets of the eccentric inhabitants of the estate. + A Reason to Live Dir: George Kuchar, 1976, 30 min Classic Kuchar joy Saturday 27th September - Triple Bill £12 mems/10 concs All 3 Films or £5 mems/4 concs per film Ghosts of the Civil Dead -Screening at 4:30pm R.I.P. Rest in Pieces: Joe Coleman - Screening at 6.30pm Holy Mountain - Screening at 8:30pm Ghosts of the Civil Dead Dir: John Hillcoat, 1988, 93 min Written by Nick Cave. Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules. R.I.P. Rest in Pieces Dir: Robert-Adrian Pejo, 1997, 91 min An examination of the controversial work of New York shock art painter and performance artist Joe Coleman, whose act includes biting off the heads of live mice while wired with explosives. It is the depiction of a manic moralist, who will very likely soon be promoted from subculture to established artist status: It is the portrait of an American actionist who diagnoses (and exorcizes) the ills of society in himself--and who uses his extremism and contradictions to sketch a remarkably clear picture of the world Holy Mountain Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973, 114 min A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. Saturday 6th September 4pm £5 + A drink Freaks Uncensored Dir: Ari M. Roussimoff, 1999, 100 min A comprehensive history of human oddities and their relationship with society throughout the ages. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Monday 8th September 4pm £5 + A drink Mon Oncle Dir: Jacques Tati, 1958, 117 min Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Tuesday 9th September 4pm £5 + A drink Rubin and Ed Dir: Trent Harris, 1991, 82 min Reclusive Rubin Farr teams up with vocal but unsuccessful multi-level salesman Ed Tuttle on a quest to bury Rubin's dead cat in the "perfect spot." Their trip takes them across Utah's desert where they have run-ins with Ed'd ex-wife Rula and an elusive Andy Warhol critic. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Wednesday 10th September 4pm £5 + A drink Europa Dir: Lars von Trier, 1992, 112 min Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Thursday 11th September 4pm £5 + A drink Peeping Tom Dir: Michael Powell, 1960, 101 min A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Friday 12th September 4pm £5 + A drink Hotel Room Dir: David Lynch, 1993, 90 min The lives of several people spanning from 1936 to 1993 are chronicled during their overnight stay at a New York City hotel room. The hotel room undergoes minor changes through the century, but the employees of the hotel remain unchanged, never aging. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Saturday 13th September 4pm £5 + A drink Even Dwarfs Started Small Dir: Werner Hierzog, 1970, 96 min The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable and disturbing elements of our nature come forward. The film shows how justifiable revolt may be empowering, but may also turn to chaos and depravity. The allegory is developed in part by the fact that the film is cast entirely with dwarfs. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Monday 15th September 4pm £5 + A drink Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn Dir: Annie Sprinkle + Scarlot Harlot, 1999, 69 mins What it says on the tin. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Tuesday 16th September 4pm £5 + A drink Cinema of Transgression Dir: Various From Nick Zedd to Beth B, 141 mins Compilation of films made by avant-garde filmmakers and artists based in the New York City's Lower East Side between 1979 to 1993. In 1984 the manifesto for the `Cinema of Transgression' was announced, a movement looking to transform values by breaking all taboos of cinematic expression, conservative religion, politics and aesthetics. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Wednesday 17th September 4pm £5 + A drink Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Dir: Michael Paxton, 1997, 145 min Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism. She remained in the United States for the rest of her life, where she became a much respected author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. The themes of freedom and individualism were to be her life's passion, and would win her a devoted following among readers. Her books continue to sell over 300,000 copies each year. Upon her arrival in America, Ayn Rand applied for a screenwriting position at the DeMille Studios in Hollywood. On that same day, a chance meeting with DeMille brought her to the set of The King of Kings where she was hired as an extra for the film. But, it wasn't until her 1936 Broadway success, Night of January 16th, that she first achieved fame as a writer. The play, a courtroom drama that was tried before a jury drawn from the audience each night, had two endings for each verdict. Although a success, it was Ayn's first struggle to keep the integrity of her script intact from those who did not share her vision. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Thursday 18th September 4pm £5 + A drink Grey Gardens Dir: Ellen Hovde / Albert Maysles, 1975, 100mins The Maysles brothers pay visits to Edith Bouvier Beale, nearing 80, and her daughter Edie. Reclusive, the pair live with cats and raccoons in Grey Gardens, a crumbling mansion in East Hampton. Edith is dry and quick-witted - a singer, married but later separated, a member of high society. Edie is voluble, dresses - as she puts it - for combat in tight ensembles that include scarves wrapped around her head. There are hints that Edie came home 24 years before to be cared for rather than to care for her mother. The women address the camera, talking over each other, moving from the present to events years before. They're odd, with flinty affection for each other. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Friday 19th September 4pm £5 + A drink Night of the Hunter Dir: Charles Laughton, 1955, 93 min A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Monday 22nd September 4pm £5 + A drink Space is the Place Dir: John Coney, 1974, 85 min Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his mplea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Tuesday 23rd September 4pm £5 + A drink The Singing Ringing Tree Dir: Francesco Stefani, 1957, 74 min A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal: he can keep the tree if it starts singing before sundown - which it will only do if the princess truly loves him. Otherwise, he will be turned into a bear. Reminiscent of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Wednesday 24th September 4pm £5 + A drink Careful Dir: Guy Maddin, 1992, 100 min In the remote Alpine village of Tolzbad at the turn of the century, people talk quietly and restrain their movements lest avalanches come and kill them. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of butler student Johann lusting after his mother (an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers) and Klara's attraction to her father (who lusts after his other daughter), leading to duels and suicidal plunges galore. All this is shot in the style of an early German sound film, complete with intertitles, deliberately crackly soundtrack and 'hand-tinted' colour effects. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Thursday 25th September 4pm £5 + A drink Gummo Dir: Harmony Korine, 1997, 89 min Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes Friday 26th September 4pm £5 + A drink Santa Clara Dir: Ari Folman + Ori Sivan, 1996, 85 min The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots include a boy in her class who has a crush on her, his family, her family and her principal that keeps talking French for some strange reason. Based on a novel by Czech writers Pavel and Yelena Kohout. Clara is a 7th grade Russian emigre to this Negev town, and lives in a trailer on the edge of town. She is surrounded by some nutty Russian characters, many of whom are played by actors from Israel's Gesher Theatre Troupe. Clara will lose her powers to predict winning Lotto numbers if she falls in love, and then she meets the anarchist rebel hunk at Golda Meir High School. + The Horse Hospital 15 years in 15 Minutes

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