Auditorium, Tickets £5, 2pm
Selected from some of Ian Breakwell’s favourite films, the afternoon programme will be an early short film followed by a classic feature.
1966, Dir. Antony Balch, 19 mins
Stars: William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin
An audio-visual montage inspired by painter and writer Brion Gysin’s ‘cut-up technique’ (inspired in turn by the Dadaists). With a soundtrack dominated by a short-circuited communication loop consisting of the two words “yes” and “hello?”, the film cuts up and rearranges footage of scenes and people from the Beat culture.
The Discreet Charms of the Bourgeoisie
1972, Dir. Luis Buñuel, 15, 102 mins
Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig and Paul Frankeur
Directed by the Surrealist master Buñuel, it is a surreal and virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.