Radical Home Cinema is an experimental programming and exhibition event where film lovers invite you to watch films in their homes. This event aims to break down the boundaries between public and private audiences, to present films in unexpected places and to turn the viewing experience into something completely new. Radical Home Cinema is a section of Scalarama.
Hans is an avid cinephile who studied film history and theory with celebrated critic Raymond Durgnat. He is an experienced independent filmmaker and curates the Blueprint – Scottish Independent Shorts programme for Glasgow Short Film Festival.
We will meet at 4.30pm at Westerton train station to walk to Hans’s flat, just 5 minutes away. We will enjoy a potluck(barbeque if weather permitting) before the film so please bring food to share. We encourage you to bring vegan/vegetarian food but meat is welcome too. The film will start at 6pm.
A great white hope lands in Central America, financed by the Vanderbilt empire, to spread democracy. It might sound like a modern American fable but this story is set in the 1800’s. As the film itself boasts it’s based on a true story but the historical biopic has never looked liked this. Self reflexive and loaded with anachronisms which calls attention to both the production of the film itself and the production of history, this is a drama which is equally surreal and blackly comic. But one thing is for sure, it’s the whole truth and nothing like the truth! Here ends the history lesson.
To book a ticket: https://hanslucascalarama.eventbrite.co.uk