In March, our Movie Nights are dedicated to the topic of REBELLION – people in Ukraine or Turkey, in Syria or Albania are raising their voices for their rights, against opression, for democratic values and self-determination.
The name of March comes form the god “Mars” and the ancient Romans thought that it was a lucky time to begin a war. In Tirana Ekspres we believe that every Tuesday in March will be the right time to start a Rebellion! We are going to present movies which deal with that topic in a different way – they will make you happy or sad, disgusted or enchanted, confused or fascinated… But they will never leave you indifferent!
Tuesday, 4th March, 19:30
Malcolm X (by Spike Lee, 201 min)
Malcolm X was the famous and controversial African American activist. Leader in the struggle for black liberation as well as black pride, one of the most outspoken individuals who had a different side of the civil rights movement in America. Biographical epic from his early life as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his assassination.
Tuesday, 11th March, 19:30:
A Clockwork Orange (by Stanley Kubrick, 136 min)
London, England in the foreseeable future. Alex is a charismatic sociopath whose interests include classical music, rape, and what is termed “ultra-violence”. He leads a small gang of thugs (Pete, Georgie, and Dim).As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he’s arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programed to detest violence. Based on Anthony Burgess’s novel. “Frightening. Funny. Bizarre.”
Tuesday, 18th March, 19:30:
Dogville (by Lars Von Trier, 177 min)
America, during the 1930s. On the run from the gangsters, Grace arrives in the small town of Dogville. Locals agree to host and protect her during two weeks before deciding if she can stay longer. All they ask in return is a little help with the chores around the town. After certain time, townspeople start to take advantage of Grace’s situation, as they realize how much power they have over her… “Arrogant, disturbing, though-provoking.”
Tuesday, 25th March, 19.30:
Rebellion. The time is now!
1. Occupations (by Lars Von Trier, 3 min)
Lars Von Trier is an unpredictable director, who throughout his career has been labeled a misogynist, a nightmare and a soul robber by some of his actors… What would happen if you interrupted Lars von Trier during a movie?
2. World of glory (by Roy Andersson, 14 min)
An ordinary man tells about his work, his family and ordinary home. He lives proudly his cheerless an dull life…
3. Yokoku (Patriorism) (by Yukio Mishima, 30 min)
A story of a soldier who has to commit suicide after a failed coup. A silent, black-and-white film with long intertitles elaborating on the story and its historical background.