The quiet traditional life of a small Sicilian island is challenged when a boatload of illegal immigrants arrives, forcing the inhabitants to choose between the ‘law of the sea’ and the prospect of being punished for saving them from drowning. This battle between the local carabinieri and the fishermen who represent an older, more humane ethos impacts on all members of a struggling local family. Do they sell out what they know to be right so that they may eventually fit into the new world?
Ernesto is an elderly fisherman on Linosa where fishermen are punished for saving boat people from the sea and, back on shore, letting them go, because this amounts to facilitating illegal immigration. The fishing business has gone into a slump and many on the island have either opened businesses catering to tourists or moved elsewhere, though his 20-year-old grandson Filippo works with him. Ernesto and his family become unwitting criminals when they choose to help a family with nowhere to turn in this drama from Italian filmmaker Emanuele Crialese. Even though Terraferma takes place on the other side of the world, it is, unfortunately, exceedingly relevant to local audiences. A beautiful, engrossing film with heart, soul, humour and a powerful humanistic vision.
An evening of film and music on the International Day of Peace. Celebrate Life project will be showing the award-winning documentary INSIDE PEACE which follows four inmates, Trinidad, Chase, Luke and Dave, doing hard time in a Texas prison as they embark on a journey of personal discovery! A heart-warming film, showing how people can turn their lives around from a place of anger and violence to a place of peace and well-being.
There will be a chance for Q&A after the film.
Doors open 7pm – Bar and Food available.
Film starts 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Live music from special guests TBC
Limited space. Please book in advance www.celebrate-life.co.uk
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished in this astonishing film about race relations that Empire described as “a staggering achievement…and…an exhilarating blast of focused fury.”
Doors open 7pm.
As part of our ongoing #DirectedByWomen2017 season we present Lizzie Borden’s incredible ‘Born In Flames’.
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man – and many women – ever imagined in their lifetimes.
A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner by production company Shut Out The Light.
Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years. Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from a local councillor to today, where he is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians – known as ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers to discuss the themes of the film aimed to engage the audience in a dialogue about the theories and ideas explored within the documentary.
The venue Outlaws Yacht Club has a full food & drinks menu available throughout the event and is accessible to all.
Due to such a big interest in Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast (with film makers Q&A), along with the limited capacity of our venue, to avoid peoples disappointment on the door we will be releasing FREE tickets on bank holiday Monday, 28th August at 6pm for those who wish to attend the screening.
Please let others know that the FREE ticket link will be posted here and on our website (www.outlawsyachtclub.com) and to check back after 6pm on bank holiday Monday 28th,