Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 161: Sat June 9

The Brothers Quay short films: Deptford Film Club at St Nicholas Church, Deptford Green, 1-5pm

The Deptford Film Club pop-up cinema are at the local church this time - in the crypt. Read on for their introduction to the afternoon's unsettling entertainment:

St Nicholas’ Church’s family community festival is on Saturday June 9! Lovely cream teas, bouncy castles, face painting and fun for all the family. But all is not well: wander down into the subterranean crypt and you’ll find some real freaky stuff.
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the short films of the Brothers Quay – stop-motion animators extraordinaire. Over four hours from 1pm to 5pm, witness a series of fascinating and deeply unsettling films that feel like  half-remembered dreams and long-suppressed childhood memories. Dialogue-free and usually non-narrative experience, these films rivet the attention through hypnotic control of décor, music and movement.
If you watch them all you’ll make yourself ill, so do feel free to see a couple, escape for a cuppa, and then come back for more. We won’t be offended.

“Thirteen Kafkaesque pieces of puppetry that defy all categorisation, comprehension or reason. Unsettling, baffling and darkly brilliant.” FILM 4

“A grasp of the uncanny that rivals Luis Buñuel and Lewis Carroll” BFI

“It’s probably not a good idea to watch [this] if you are feeling even slightly on edge. Actually, you may not want to watch it if you are feeling happy. But you should certainly watch it.” ELECTRIC SHEEP

“For the sake of your sanity, don’t watch them all in one go.” DIGITAL FIX

You can sample one of the short films here.

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