Preview: Rich Pickings @ Shortwave Cinema

By Lindsey Last edited 115 months ago
Preview: Rich Pickings @ Shortwave Cinema

By DeanN
A new bi-monthly mini-festival starts at Bermondsey's Shortwave Cinema tomorrow. Exploring "the most interesting things in the universe" Rich Pickings starts off looking 'between the lines' on Sunday at the passage of film from page to screen through adaptation and translation.

It's high brow and low-fi with a focus on Brecht's Threepenny Opera with readings and discussion and screenings of a version in French and German. This is followed by live folk punk cabaret and "narrative atrophy for the strictly hardcore" in the bar - that's short story Chinese whispers to you and me, with twenty participants travelling a short story between them and seeing what happens to it along the way.

We covered the opening of Shortwave back in May and warmed instantly to the cosy, comfy 50 seater cinema and the stylish, modern bar so it's pleasing to see them programming quirky and intelligent events like this, so far fulfilling their promise to "eschew blockbuster releases" and serve up something more independent and thoughtful to the Square.

Full programme available on their Facebook group. From midday, £7 for the afternoon. Top tip: arrive at noon for free cake.

Last Updated 15 August 2009