Paris edition of illegal_cinema is based on the project with the same title that Walking Theory platform (TkH) runs in Belgrade from 2007, and which was outsourced to Istanbul cultural center Depo in 2009.
illegal_cinema is conceived as an open (self-)educational project of exchange and contextualization of the auteur, documentary, activist, queer, anarchist, censored and other marginalized and in the local context hardly accessible films. The project is open to everyone interested to propose films, with obligation to speak about them, to open up discussion, or to invite guests. With this procedure we try to erase the boundaries between the editor (curator) and audience, to perform a long-term process of self-education and to create a critical cultural community. So, in this project, “illegal” means inciting another knowledge production and discourse among non-film specialists around more experimental, critical and minoritarian film production.
illegal_cinema program in Les Laboratoires means developments and transformations of existing illegal_cinema procedures and contents in the context of Paris alternative scene. As we consider continuity and regularity crucial for sustaining an influence on the context, the project will be realized every Monday at the same time (7:30 p.m.) at the Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. It is organized by TkH platform from Belgrade and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.
Concept of the project: Marta Popivoda, cultural worker, and film/video maker.
41, rue Lécuyer
T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99
Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm
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