Wednesday Film Night
“This film group like many has grown out of a discussion amongst few friends about their favorite film. We’ve been running for the last 2 month and have so far screened a diverse range of films from the bleak and majestic vision of Andre Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1978), to the weird Alex Cox epic homage to L.A. Repoman (1982). The rule is that the individuals who nominated their favorite film will have to prepare a introduction that outlines and contextualizes their affection for the film of their choice. The format is open and inclusive, everyone has a chance to show and discuss their favorite film. Thanks to HomeShop’s generosity we are now screening from their premises in the main space every Wednesday at 9:00 pm. Participants have equal say in deciding films to be shown. In addition we sell cheap quality beer and wine with all the proceeds going to support HomeShop. Announcements will be posted on HomeShop’s Weibo page.”
– Chang Liu 刘畅
This Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Black Mirror Season 1 Episodes 1-2
Black Mirror is a British television drama mini-series created by Charlie Brooker and shows the dark side of life and technology. A dystopian glimpse into a future where social media and technology becomes embedded part of our reality. Creator Charlie Brooker explained the series’ title to The Guardian, noting: “If technology is a drug – and it does feel like a drug – then what, precisely, are the side-effects? This area – between delight and discomfort – is where Black Mirror, my new drama series, is set. The “black mirror” of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.”
Interestingly the series was particularly well received China, becoming one of the most discussed series in early 2012. User ratings on Douban reach 9.3, higher than most popular American dramas. A reporter from The Beijing News thought the programme was “an apocalypse of modern world,” “desperate but profound”.