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The Floating Cinema

Open Air Weekender: Humans in Space - Day 1

Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross , NC1 4AA

Programme

Moored at Canalside Steps, Granary Square

Event highlights: Open air screening of Silent Running

A four-day programme of open air film featured sci-fi cult classics and rarities alongside talks and artist installations which explored the race for planet colonisation, visions of cosmic utopias and future intergalactic worlds. This was apart of Scalarama 2015.

We partnered with both Grain Store and Big Hug across our ‘Humans’ In Space’ weekender. Partners provided refreshments, and a BBQ feast to compliment the programme.

OPEN AIR LIVE MUSIC & SCREENING

19.00-19.45 Open air performance by Grimm Grimm

Grimm Grimm is the Minimal space-folk of Koichi Yamanoha, a London-based Tokyo native and former 1/3 of cult psychedelic punks Screaming Tea Party. With Yamanoha as the lynchpin, Grimm Grimm features a shifting line-up of collaborators that includes Le Volume Courbe, Serafina Steer and Bo Ningen. Packed with hooks, the Grimm Grimm sound mixes together the harsh, melancholic beauty of Nico, Green World ambience and the melodies of The Beatles with baroque flourishes and a passing nod the otherworldly pop sensibility of Joe Meek. Last September, Grimm Grimm released entrancing debut 7" on a label run by Charlotte Marionneau from LVC and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. He released his first full album via ATP Recordings last July.

20.00-21.30 Open air screening of Silent Running (Dir. Douglas Trumbull, 1972, U, 89 mins)

After the end of all botanical life on Earth, ecologist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) maintains a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve various plants for future generations. Assisted by three robots and a small human crew, Lowell rebels when he is ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favour of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions. Lowell and his robots are forced to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.