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Jan Ole Gerster: No job, no coffee.

The last screening, Jan Ole Gerster’s A Coffee in Berlin, is a black and white road movie in the whereabouts of Berlin. Despite its incensed title, which suggests a distinctive scent (of coffee) in the air, the film manages to evolve into a difficult piece of modern drama about urban existence, and becomes a real …

Urszula Antoniak: “How Much Do We Need To Know In Order To Trust Someone?”

We continue to pursue our journey to discover the films which are at the core of our TOGETHER ALONE season. Today we present an ode of privacy and unspoken boundaries from Urszula Antoniak.  Director Urszula Antoniak sets to challenge the audience with the issue of trust and the lack of it, which continuously pervade our …

Stances of Solitude. A Cinema of Cold, Hard Reality: Zeki Demirkubuz

TOGETHER ALONE took shape as a combination of few inner experiences: the discovery of Olivia Laing’s ‘The Lonely City’, ‘Mental Minefields: The Dark tales of Zeki Demirkubuz’ and the desire to articulate the strange feeling of seclusion one can experience in crowded spaces. Urged to discover cinematic masterpieces for the film season I am preparing, …

Nuri Bilge Ceylan – ”Everywhere ends up being the same place.”

This is a rare opportunity to watch Uzak (2002) on a Big Screen in a thematic curated film season exploring the solitude and the cities. Coming from an independent filmmaker not much recognised in such times, mr. Ceylan managed to masterfully portray complex characters with psychological aspects that remains true in the Cinema’s history. Yes, …

Quick overview on Rio Cinema and its invaluable history.

A dedicated independent cinema since 1960s. The Rio is an independent Art Deco picture palace in Dalston, Hackney. It operates as a community business with a board of directors who are a group of local people elected each year to oversee the running of the cinema and charity.