CInema

 

Settling on the screen

Of the crowded movie house,

A white butterfly.

 

This haiku by Richard Wright allows us to imagine a spectacular space that belongs to the collective, a shared serendipity. Cinema is an imaginarium: precious to the viewer, sacred to a space. We sit in darkness, shoulder to shoulder quietly, for hours; experience fear and anxiety, to share laughter and to cry in secret. Spaces transform, contexts alter with projections. We screen films in unlikely places – basements, terraces, kitchens, bars, construction sites. We choose films that speak to our times, in all its filth, beauty and horror. Cinema for us is like a library, asking for silence, letting reel time turn like pages of a book.