Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“Mondo Macabro DVD and classic Indonesian cult movies": A Talk by Pete Tombs, SOAS, 3 October

Dear colleagues,
 
It is a  great pleasure for me to announce that Mondo Macabro DVD’s Pete Tombs will be the guest speaker at Workshop on Indonesian Cinema, SOAS University of London, Saturday, 3 October, 1.45-2.30pm.  The title of his talk is “Mondo Macabro DVD and classic Indonesian cult movies”.

Pete Tombs is the writer of the books "Immoral Tales" and "Mondo Macabro: Weird and Wonderful Cinema around the World". Pete co-founded the Mondo Macabro video label and distributes exploitation movies from all over the world, including Indonesia's Lady Terminator, Mystics in Bali, Virgins from Hell. The Warrior (aka Jaka Sembung), and Devil's Sword. He has cowritten, directed and produced some twenty films for UK Channel Four and is a director of the UK production company Rook Films who have produced Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England and The Duke of Burgundy. He also co-wrote and produced the Pakistani zombie/slasher film Hell's Ground.

This talk is part of Workshop on Indonesian Cinema and  London Indonesian Film Screenings 2015. If you are into cult and exploitation movies, you will also would like to attend   Dr Ben Murtagh’s presentation  on “Exploiting sex in 1990s Indonesian cinema: beyond a strategy for survival”, on Sunday (4 October) at 9.00am.

We have plenty of current great Indonesian movies to screen this weekend. Related to exploitation and cult movies, we have Bastian Mereisonne’s “Garuda Power – The Spirit Within”. The film dives deep into the history of action cinema in Indonesia (most of them are, of course, exploitation films) from its first Chinese-influenced martial arts movies of the 1930s, James Bond copies of the swinging 1960s, Bruce Lee-alikes and super hero comic book adaptations of the 1970s, the golden age of the 1980s up to recent worldwide success of the two RAID movies.
It includes never-before shown footage of long forgotten action titles, many interviews of cult actors (Barry Prima, George Rudy…) and directors (Imam Tantowi, Ackyl Anwari...) and some unreleased behind-the-scenes footage from newer movies.
But most overall, the documentary captures the spirit of past glorious times, long-forgotten and soon to be lost.
Details:
Schedule of  London Indonesian Film Screenings 2015  (2-4 October):
 
2 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
3 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:15 PM - 6:50 PM
3 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM
4 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
4 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 3:45 PM - 4:55 PM
4 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:05 PM - 6:25 PM


Schedule of Workshop on Indonesian Cinema:
3-4 October 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, L67, 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM

more info: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/london-indonesian-film-screenings-2015/03oct2015-workshop-on-indonesian-cinema.html

 

 

Thank  you,

best regards,

Ekky Imanjaya

Co-organizer

PhD Candidate, University of East Anglia, UK

Faculty Member, School of Film, Binus University, Indonesia