Rebel Reel present Polly Maggoo and A Clockwork Orange

❉ Like no cine you ever viddied before! Rebel Reel Cine Club present cult film screenings at Rio Cinema…

‘Everything’s a fashion
Love… ideas… even war!
Even politics’

Underground and Rebel Reel team up to present a series of subculture film screenings. Each film selected is a subculture classic that captures a seminal event or ground-breaking moment in the underground world. Presented in indoor and outdoor locations that capture the atmosphere of the film itself, each screening is a unique opportunity to view a classic in the company of a limited audience.

This March, Rebel Reel Cine Club present two screenings for cult film fans at the Rio Cinema, Dalston: William Klein’s Qui etes Vous Polly Maggoo? (Who Are You Polly Maggoo?) with music from DJ Jonny Trunk before and after and and an introduction from provocateur and artist Julie Verhoeven, and a 50th anniversary screening of A Clockwork Orange with a pre-screening playlist by Martin Green (Smashing, The Sound Gallery, Ace Records).

Who Are You Polly Maggoo?

Fashion is Dead!
Long live Fashion!

Photographer and filmmaker William Klein’s satire on the worlds of fashion and television is the most stylish you’ll see. Beautifully shot using a variety of techniques with a cast of bonkers but recognisable characters Who Are You Polly Maggoo? includes crowd scenes in 1967 Paris perfectly capturing the energy and honesty of Klein’s own street scene photographs for which he first became famous.

Thirty years ahead of its time but perfectly capturing the Pop Art celebrity-obsessed era Who Are You Polly Maggoo? predicted the explosion of access-all-area reality TV. Filmed in a time that saw the dawn of a global meritocracy where models (Polly Maggoo, played here by real life model Dorothy McGowan) rubbed shoulders with Princes (played here by Bande a part’s Sami Frei) and musicians with spies as TV exploded as The medium with The message  … but will Polly ever get her Prince?

Whilst TV executives fleetingly reflect on shows for the masses a thinly veiled version of Diana Vreeland attends fashion shows reminiscent of Paco Rabanne’s ‘12 unwearable dresses in contemporary materials’ and holds court in the gilded Louis XV offices of Paris’s most influential make or break ‘em fashion magazine.

PLUS Win a Lomo’Instant Wide William Klein Edition, created in partnership with the @polka_factory, and featuring a booklet and images taken and curated by @williamklein_officiel #LomographyWilliamKlein – just turn up in your anti-fashion fashion and Julie will judge you!

Qui etes Vous Polly Maggoo? (Who Are You Polly Maggoo?) – Wednesday 2 March 6pm at The Rio Cinema, Dalston E8 2PB.

Music from DJ Jonny Trunk before and after and an introduction from provocateur and artist Julie Verhoeven

Book at www.rebelreelcineclub.com

A Clockwork Orange

Whether you’ve never seen A Clockwork Orange or saw it on a tiny TV screen 30 years ago it’s time to see it properly on the big screen!

Yes, it’s a late screening but there’s a special rate at the Dalston Locke Hotel which we’ll share with you and what’s more the incredible Martin Green’s going to be playing a pre-screening playlist in the Rio (you have to see the Rio – it’s not Brutalist but it is a beautiful Art Deco Cinema …). Fifty years ago The Thamesmead estate had just been built and Stanley Kubrick decided to film there (interestingly for years the owners and residents hated the association albeit now it’s celebrated …)

It’s lost none of its potency and is still as shocking but much of the film world has caught up with Kubrick. For sheer gut punching shock A Clockwork Orange still reflects a world of Ultraviolence and has it’s disturbing and unpleasant scenes but films from Tarantino, Scorcese, Fincher, Mary Harron (American Psycho) and James DeMonaco (The Purge) more than match it … along with the Ultraviolence in A Clockwork Orange there a moments of humour and style much copied by artists, photographers and filmmakers.

Like no cine you ever viddied before!

A Clockwork Orange – Friday 11 March 11pm at The Rio Cinema, Dalston E8 2PB.

Music from DJ Jonny Trunk before and after and an introduction from provocateur and artist Julie Verhoeven

Book at www.rebelreelcineclub.com


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