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88:88

Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm
The Friends Meeting House, Ship St., Brighton, BN1 1AF

As part of Scalarama 2017

88:88
Isiah Medina, Canada, 2015, 65m

Referencing the digital display of electric appliances after the power’s been repeatedly cut off, Isiah Medina’s audacious experimental work – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – has been loosely described as a personal meditation on love, knowledge, poverty, friendship and family in his hometown of Winnipeg

Taking inspiration from the French theorist and political activist Alain Badiou, Medina uses his first feature-length work to document the life of his friends living in a low-income neighborhood, mixing avant-garde techniques with candid moments of raw emotional force. Scenes of a couple lounging in their bedroom and friends skateboarding on Portage Avenue are carried along by a hazy soundscape composed of intimate monologues about family struggle, existential conversations, and tracts read aloud.

'A bold debut feature that audaciously rethinks the possibilities and language of cinematic form. A powerful and original new voice has been discovered.' - Sight & Sound

'A stunningly photographed, radically edited work that merits comparison to late Godard… that is, if Godard was raised on hip-hop and without money.' - Mark Peranson, Pardo Live (Locarno Film Festival)

Tickets £5

 


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