Modernist Dreams and Utopias #5 Bata-ville We are not afraid of the future
Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
Manchester, United Kingdom
The Changing Face of the North West: Modernist Dreams and Utopias #5
We are not afraid of the future
14th March 2013 6.30 - 8.30pm
The North West Film Archive and the Manchester Modernisty Society, in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University, present a screening of the award-winning Bata-ville on 14th March from 6.3pm at Manchester Art Gallery.
Written & directed by Northern Art Prize Winners Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, Bata-ville (90mins) is a bittersweet record of an English coach trip to the origins of the Bata shoe empire – the Moravian town of Zlin - a place described by Le Corbusier as a "shiny phenomenon". Against the backdrop of economic regeneration in their communities, former employees of two now closed UK Bata factories are led by artist / directors Pope & Guthrie on a unique journey through Bata’s legacy and across a changing Europe. What begins as a free holiday soon becomes an opportunity for a collective imagining of what Tomas Bata’s inspirational maxim, “We are not afraid of the future” can mean in 21st century Britain.
Come early and get a drink or snack from the Gallery Cafe, to enjoy during the film showing.
· 6pm Refreshments available from the café
· 6.30 Introductory talk by Morag Rose
· 6.45 Bataville screening
· 8.15 Questions and answers - we hope that the artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope will be able to attend; but this is still be confirmed
· 8.30 Event close
Each event is free, but pre-registration is essential as places are strictly limited. A limited number of places will also be available at 6pm on the day, on a first come first served basis.
This film screening is part of the Wonder Women : Radical Manchester programme, 4 March - 4 April 2013. Visit creative tourist for details. Help us publicise this event on Twitter and Facebook #wonderwomenmcr
Wonder Women : Radical Manchester It’s Manchester, April 1913 and three ordinary Edwardian women turn vigilante, surprising guards at Manchester Art Gallery, smashing glass and causing a commotion in the fight for universal suffrage. 100 years later Wonder Women: Radical Manchester re-examines that shock moment. A milestone on the way to 2018 and the centenary of the first Act of Parliament for women, it is a distinctive Manchester voice questioning the power of women today. Join in and be heard. www.creativetourist.com/wonderwomen
The Manchester Modernist Society, the North West Film Archive and Manchester Metropolitan University Geography department are pleased to bring to Manchester Art Gallery a curated programme of archive films charting the transformation of the North West landscape through the aspirations of 20th Century dreamers, citizens and planners.
If you are enjoying this series of films you can support The Manchester Modernist Society with a donation of £10.00 and you can become a Honorary Member! The Manchester Modernist Society is a not for profit voluntary organisation that educates and inspires people about the built environment of the 20th Century in Greater Manchester.