Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1019 BN, Netherlands


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When: Sunday 29 March, at 19.30 - 21.00 hrs
Venue: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Admission: 5 euros, please rsvp to Appel Arts Centre

On Sunday March 29 de Appel arts centre presents the film Popular Unrest (2010) from Melanie Gilligan. The film is shown in relation to the exhibition The Common Sense on show at de Appel arts centre until 10 May. Melanie Gilligan is present at the screening and will give an introduction.

Popular Unrest, is a multi-episode drama set in a future much like the present. Here, however, all exchange transactions and social interactions are overseen by a system called ‘the Spirit’. Shot in London with a cast of twelve main actors, the film’s form is partly inspired by David Cronenberg’s ‘body horror’ and American television dramas CSI, Dexter and Bones. As with Gilligan’s recent video works, the film’s episodic structure takes its cue from television and the medium’s ability to dispense its storyline in stages.