A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness – a film by Ben Rivers + Ben Russell
Fundraiser event for the DIY Space print collective, kindly supported by Soda Pictures
A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway.
Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL is a radical proposition for the existence of utopia in the present.
Starring musician Robert AA Lowe (best known for his intense live performances under the name LICHENS) in the lead role, A SPELL lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction – it is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation.
You can view a trailer for the film here:
Tickets: £5 on the door or buy online
Doors 7pm, screening starts 7:30pm – 9pm
Film available from Soda Film and Art series – More info www.sodapictures.squarespace.com
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