Film still from EASTERN (2019) showing a young woman with a rifle.
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The next film to be discussed in the West London venue’s virtual film club is EASTERN (2020) with guest Michael Brooke (08 FEB 20:00 – FREE!).

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No Ticket Required is the virtual film club launched by Watermans Arts Centre in West London to keep their audiences talking about film during lockdown. It normally runs every other Monday and each time their resident cinephile Jon Davies chooses a film for discussion on Zoom. You’re asked to watch the film in your own time before the event but every Thursday ahead of schedule, Jon will upload a brief introduction on the venue’s YouTube channel to get your conversational juices flowing. Taking part in the discussion is free, but you will need to pay to watch the film if you don’t have access to your own copy.

For the next edition, Jon Davies will be joined by special guest speaker, Polish cinema expert Michael Brooke. They will be discussing EASTERN (2020), a new Polish film by director Piotr Adamski about two families entangled in a blood vendetta for years. In this discussion Jon and Michael will look at the dystopian nature of the film, with elements of the Wild West. Michael Brooke is a freelance writer specialising in central/Eastern Euorpean cinema.

“First-time director Piotr Adamski was a conceptual artist before he took up film-making and it shows in Eastern’s precise mise en scène and the success with which it transposes a violent, medieval honour code to a modern Polish suburb” ★★★★

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian

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Film still from EASTERN (2019) showing a young woman with a rifle.

EASTERN (not shown at event)

d. Piotr Adamski, 2020

“In a dystopian world, where the rules are set by ruthless patriarchal code, two young girls are forced to take bloody revenge to save the honour of their families.”

How it works: Discussions take place on fortnightly Mondays at 20:00. By the Thursday prior, Watermans will release a short video from Jon Davies introducing the film. It can be watched on Watermans’ website or YouTube. Jon will give a bit of background to the week’s film and ask some questions to get you thinking.

Watch the film in your own time before MON 08 FEB, then join Watermans for a talk and discussion hosted by Jon Davies.

Please book your space in advance so Watermans can send you the Zoom link (it’s FREE to take part).

Watch the film beforehand on Curzon Home Cinema (£4.99).

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