The PRESENT CLUB. So, what do you suggest? weekend of discussion and film screenings is on at Brussels’ La Loge, opening January 19 and running to the January 21.
The new year’s event will bring together artists, curators and other thinkers with the aim of returning to “the present-day and envision ways to join forces, inside and outside the field of art, on an institutional and human scale.”
Moderated by Marie de Gaulejac and Laura Herman, the roundtable will include Aleppo, Buenos Tiempos, Int., Enough Room for Space, Eté 78, Etablissement d’en face, GIRLS LIKE US, and Visible.
The chosen films are proposed by the invited speakers, responding in some way to the “troubles of our times,” presenting cinema that is both hopeful and dark, confident and present. The event defines itself as being against indifference or paralysis.
The films include:
Antonio Mercero – La cabina (1972)
Bartek Dziadosz – The Trouble with Being Human These Days (2013)
A.K. Burns and A.L Steiner – Community Action Center (2010)
Pedro Almodóvar – Dark Habits (Entre tinieblas) (1983)
Ayman Nahle – Now: End of Season (2015)
The Karrabing Film Collective – Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams (2015)
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IV (1985)
Ridley Scott – Blade Runner (1982)
See the La Loge website for details.**