Kinoautomat: One Man and his House

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Kinoautomat: One Man and his House   kinoautomat bozar offscreen 2009cr 213x299 news

Kinoautomat is the first interactive movie whose plot and story are fully determined by the viewers. First shown during the world exhibition of 1967 in Montréal, “One Man and His House” was written and directed by members of the Czech new wave cinema as an effective satire of democracy. This, at the time, unique project allows the viewers to decide the course of events in the film by means of voting buttons.

Now, forty years later, the project has been restored for new viewing purposes. Offscreen Film festival, in collaboration with Bozar Cinema and the Czech Centre of Brussels will present this artistic hybrid, crossing film and performance, to Belgian audiences. Be part of it on the 7th of March.

More info, plot synopsis and new trailer can be found here.

Kinoautomat is part of Offscreen’s Interactive Cinema module, which also schedules a symposium on the phenomena, a tribute to William Castle and more.

Offscreen Film Festival 2009

Saturday, February 14th, 2009 by Vomitron -

Offscreen Film Festival 2009   offscreen 211x300 news The good people behind Offscreen – a Brussels film festival where the emphasis lies on unusual, groundbreaking and offbeat filmgenres from around the world – are about to kick off the festival’s 2nd edition.

This extravagant cinematic experience will take place between the 5th and the 22nd of March 2009. From older, almost obscure gems to avant-premières, all films will be scheduled and presented in four theme-related modules (Giallo! Post-Apo!, William Castle! etc.).

For more info, please visit the Offscreen website. The complete program will be announced next week.

We here at Cult Reviews will attend and cover the festival. More news to follow – Stay tuned. (Click image to enlarge poster art)

Offscreen’s Thematic Modules 2009

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Offscreens Thematic Modules 2009   module pictogram offscreen 2009cr 300x205 news Upcoming Thursday, 5th of March, the extravaganza spectacularrr of Offscreen Film Festival 2009 will kick off at Cinema Nova. Here are some of the main thematic modules and the films & events scheduled within (click links, more info):

First Off-screenings:  new releases & premières

Raro Italiano: Giallo, Poliziottescho & Fumetti Neri

Post-Apocalyptic Film: Post-Nuke Mayhem, End of the World & Last Man on Earth

Ozploitation: Australian exploitation films

William Castle: Retrospective tribute to the King of Gimmicks

Interactive Cinema: Power to the people… or how to terrorize your audience

Concerts: Calibro 35 & The Error Team