This Thursday, 3rd February Magic Lantern Film Society will be continuing its programme of unique and imaginative films with a screening of 12:08 East of Bucharest at 7.00pm in the Nerve Centre, Derry.
Corneliu Poromboiu’s debut film, and a first for Derry audiences, offers a human insight into the failed hopes of Eastern Europe after the Cold War. 16 years after the Revolution a local television in Bucharest invites several guests to share their moments of glory, as they allegedly stormed City Hall, chanting “down with Ceasescu!” before the Romanian dictator fled the presidential palace by helicopter so many years ago. An alcoholic history teacher and a lonely retiree are forced to answer questions from dubious viewers who aren’t overly convinced that the Revolution ever took place in their city. This compelling documentary is not to be missed!
Membership of Magic Lantern Film Society for this season is £20 for a Friend of Magic Lantern membership, each screening is then free and you will not have the hassle of paying each time. Basic membership is £10 which will get you into each screening for £1, alternatively should you want to go along and pay at the door each time, this will cost £3. For more information on all screenings and membership you can drop into the Nerve Centre. Alternatively, if you have internet access you can email: email@example.com or visit us on facebook.