Though we at Film In Dublin love a prestigious evening of sophisticated cinema as much as the next website, there’s no doubt that sometimes it’s good to kick back and enjoy a late night of wild and weird cult movies. And who says the latter can’t have as much artistic intrigue and worthy discussion as the latter? Cabaret Noise certainly agree with us on that front. This new Dublin-based film events company are dedicated to bringing cinemas greatest and most forgotten oddities to all manner of venues and locations around Dublin, and they’ll be introducing themselves to the fair city of film with a series of oddities set to screen in Stoneybatter over the next few months.
You Will See That Giant of a Man is Cabaret Noise’s introductory programme, a three film cinematic examination of the intersection between masculinity and violence. In Louie de Witt’s Joe Bullet (1973) a black man in 1970s South Africa, uses his forbidden body to save his local football team. Jean-Claude Van Damme attempts to play a toddler clone while Michael Rooker learns to be a father to his nemesis in Ringo Lam’s Replicant (2001). Finally, in the American midwest we discover the deterioration that revenge causes to the self and those around it in Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) by Jim Van Bebber.
These screenings will be taking place at The Darkroom , Stoneybatter and while admissions are free, donations are welcome for this examination of oddities. See below for further details of the screenings for You Will See That Giant of a Man, with descriptions courtesy of Cabaret Noise themselves.