A new Dublin film festival, Rewind (5 -7 November 2015), takes place at RUA RED Arts Centre. The arts centre will present a series of iconic movies to promote discussion around what it is to be a film spectator in 2015. Films screening include
The Thing from Another World – classic 1950s cold war horror (5th Nov, 9pm)
Akira – the great cyberpunk thriller and anime classic (7th Nov, 8.30pm)
Godzilla – the mother and father of all monster movies (7th Nov, 10.30am)
Tron – one of the first to truly address our place in the digital age (7th Nov, 3pm)
Sleeper – Woody Allen’s classic take on what the future holds (6th Nov, 8.30pm)
THX 1138 – George Lucas’ real Sci-Fi classic (6th Nov, 3pm)
All of these movies address the issue of identity in a technological age, with Rewind promising to be a silver screen celebration and an audio visual feast for the senses. Rewind will explore the way we view the present, and even the future, by learning from the past, and offers cinephiles a chance to view all these iconic films.
The opening event Assault on RUA RED (5th Nov, 7pm) is a musical and visual homage to John Carpenter, pairing live musical performances, light installations and film.
Rewind 2015 will examine one of the most enduring and popular genres of cinema, asserting how Sci Fi film reflects attitudes towards scientific progress, technology, and reason as they have evolved over the course of the 20th and 21st century. In addition to the film programme there will be a series of special events which will explore the nature of performance in the digital age, including:
Contemporary arts practice and screen based technology – exploring new modes of audience engagement, collaboration and participation through screen based technology with Dance artist Cathy Coughlan.
The intimate relationship of humans and technology. – A public lecture by Professor Matthew Causey (TCD)
All events cost €5 or €3 concession, with a 3-day pass available for €25.
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24 / 01 4515860 / www.ruared.ie