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Redway Rendevouz!

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Jun
16

Redway Rendevouz! 

A Vagabond Event for Pedalling Culture & Milton Keynes Festival Fringe 2018

Date: Saturday 14 July 2018

Time: Start time 8.15pm

Duration: The ride with stops will be about 2 hours in total.

Where: Meet with your bicycle / or your running legs at Campbell Park/ Midsummer Blvd Underpass (near MK Gallery).

Join us for the ride of your life, a crazy cycle around Central Milton Keynes following a specially designed cinema bike from multi-media experimentalists Urban Projections.

We will be stopping to show short comic films on the way and ending at MK Gallery for relaxation, refreshments and one final film.

The first film is Running Jumping Standing Still (1960) 11mins – the rest is TOP SECRET…

Volunteer for
Redway Rendevouz!

Fancy joining the Vagabonds as an Underpass Usher?

Follow the link below, fill in your details and we will be in touch:
Underpass Usher Volunteer application form︎

Part of peddling Culture, A cultural Destination Fund programme funded by Arts Council England  www.peddlingculture.com

 

 

Loveless (2017)

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May
22

Loveless (2017)

Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev / Cert. 15 / 124 mins

Friday 22 June / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.

 

A Fantastic Woman (2017)

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May
22

A Fantastic Woman (2017)

MK Gallery

Dir.  Sebastián Lelio / Cert. 15 / 104 mins

Friday 15 June / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Gloria director Sebastián Lelio returns with A Fantastic Woman, a groundbreaking, captivating and deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega, this Oscar-nominated film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis.

Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. Met with suspicion from the police and contempt from her lover’s relatives, Marina finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief. As tensions rise between Marina and Orlando’s family, she is evicted from their shared home and banned from attending his funeral. But faced with the threat of losing everything, Marina finds the strength to fight back.

From the producers of Jackie, Spotlight and Toni Erdmann, A Fantastic Woman is an outstanding, timely work that recalls the very best films of Pedro Almodóvar. Soaked in luminous visuals and elevated by elegant flights of surrealism, it is a courageous, audacious and defiant declaration of Marina’s status as a woman – and a fantastic one, at that.

 

The Square (2017)

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May
22

The Square (2017)

MK Gallery

Dir. Ruben Östlund / Cert. 15 / 115 mins

Friday 1 June / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Clash (2016)

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May
18

Clash  (2016) 

STONY SCALA FILM CLUB

with Vagabond Cinema present:

Sunday 20 May at The Cock Hotel

+ Bar

Doors open at 6.30pmFilm starts at 7.00pm

Tickets: £5 and £4 (Concession)

Reservations are available via email to stonyscalafilm@aol.com.

About the film

Dir. Mohamed Diab/ Cert. 15

In Arabic with English sub-titles

It is set just after the political events of June 2013 in Egypt, when the army has just unseated Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, and pro-army and pro-Muslim Brotherhood factions are clashing on the street. A reporter and photographer are arrested and thrown into the back of a police van, which is the sole camera setting of the film. Soon, other demonstrators from both sides are thrown in. In the next few hours they get glimpses of the turmoil on the streets.

The film was officially selected for the Cannes Film Festival and was the Egyptian entry for the best Foreign Language film at the 2016 Academy Awards.

The film will be remembered as one of the most telling depictions of Egypt yet filmed   Deborah Young The Hollywood Reporter

If there’s any way you can see Clash by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab you must. You simply must. The film will break your heart but enlighten all  Tom Hanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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May
18

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Dir. Martin McDonagh / Cert. 15 / 115 mins

Friday 25 May / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery Events Space

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A darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award® nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Genre: 

Crime / Drama

Vagabond Film Festival 26-29 July

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May
12

****Festival NEWS ****

Check out our new festival website www.vagabond.org.uk

About the festival 

 

We are delighted to announce that we will be running Milton Keynes 1st ever film festival this summer supported by IF: Milton Keynes International Festival, MK Gallery and MK College.

In the final weekend of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2018, Independent Cinema Milton Keynes will be launching Vagabond Film Festival (26-29 July).

From the Festival’s base in Campbell Park, and with screenings in the public realm and even in a floating cinema on the canal, Vagabond will celebrate moving image in all its forms

Featuring premieres, animation, special family events, international films, talks, Q&As and a 48-hour film-making challenge.

Vagabond is supported at IF: Milton Keynes International Festival by MK College and MK Gallery

Want to be a Vagabond Festival Volunteer? Please contact ursula@ic-mk.org

Independent Cinema Milton Keynes has received funding to support the festival from:

I Am Not a Witch (2017)

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Apr
25

I Am Not a Witch (2017)

Dir. Rungano Nyoni / Cert. 12A / 92 mins

Friday 27 April / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni is set to make her mark on British cinema with her groundbreaking first feature I Am Not a Witch. Sharply satirical and boldly provocative, the film garnered incredible praise from audiences and critics alike at the Cannes 2017 Directors’ Fortnight.

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom.

At times moving, often funny and occasionally surreal, I Am Not a Witch offers spellbinding storytelling with flashes of anarchic humour. Audacious and unforgettable, it showcases Rungano Nyoni as a fresh and fearless new voice in British film.

 

The Ballad of Shirley Collins (2017)

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Apr
25

Dir. Rob Curry, Tim Plester / Cert. 12A / 92 mins

Friday 18 May / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Widely regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of English traditional song, Shirley Collins is someone who was born to invoke the old songs.

Alongside her sister Dolly, Shirley stood at the epicentre of the folk music revival during the 1960s and 1970s. But in 1980 she developed a disorder of the vocal chords known as dysphonia, which robbed her of her unique singing voice and forced her into early retirement.

Deliberately eschewing a straightforward biopic approach, Rob Curry and Tim Plester Way of the Morris, is a lyrical response to the life-and-times of a totemic musical figure. Granted intimate access to recording sessions for Shirley’s first album (Lodestar) of new recordings in almost four decades, the film also features contributions from the comedian Stewart Lee and David Tibet of Current 93 What emerges is a meditative and carefully textured piece of portraiture. A timely delve into the arterial blood, loam and tears of our haunted island nation.

Counterpointing the film’s contemporary journey with a more literal one taken from the opposite end of Shirley’s life, The Ballad Of Shirley Collins also proves itself to be something of a time-travelling Transatlantic road-movie of sorts – utilising a motherlode of genuine archive audio to recount the tale of her seminal 1959 song-collecting trip around America’s rural Deep South alongside her then-lover (and legendary ethnomusicologist) Alan Lomax.

Living the Change (2018)

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Apr
24

Dir. Jordan Osmond, Antoinette Wilson / 85 mins

Friday 4 May / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

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Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments?

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels around New Zealand, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.