10 Years of Cube Self Ownership at The Cube
Headfirst Editor's Pick

"Long live the Cube! 100 more years of self ownership! There’s an unimaginable parallel universe where The Cube’s freehold crowdfunder failed and it was redeveloped into yet another block of luxury flats. Thank god we don’t live there. Come celebrate the continued existence of a radical microplex against the odds with a reboot of their experimental fundraiser doc The Film That Buys The Cinema. "

Join the Headfirst mailing list for our unbiased recommendations.

See event details

A event held at The Cube on Monday 11th December. The event starts at 20:00.

On 11/12/13 the target was toppled. The Cube had the funds to buy the building it inhabits. The space was secured for the Arts in Perpetuity.

10 years on we pause to reflect, and re-screen The Film That Buys The Cinema with an extra short newly constructed with recent collaborators.

The Film That Buys The Cinema is a social-cinema-art-docu feature film, born out of a very pressing concern: to secure the future of an 108 seat, completely independent Microplex Cinema in Bristol, England. This part of it's mission was achieved, now it has had a life of it's own as a full fledged film screening all around the globe.

The FTBTC is a 70-minute film comprised of uncut one-minute takes, each one shot by a bewildering list of contributors, each whom have a wildly different relationship with this unique art-bunker and volunteer-run space. It's a viewing experience unlike most.

To see the amazing FTBTC line up go here : http://cubecinema.com/ftbtc/artists
Home Page: http://cubecinema.com/film

Espousing charm, wit and all kinds of creative thinking it veers from the intimate and poetic to the political and obscene. Containing unique moments from a cast of famous and obscure filmmakers, musicians, autodidacts, wrestlers, actors and activist groups, it's a series of bumper-to-bumper takes on retaining independence, being here and now and also of forging new communities and making things tick. Each minute has been sequenced together into a labyrinthine journey of light and sound to make a artistic time capsule and an extraordinary rendition of what the Cube is all about so when it comes to intellectual juxtapositions, epic swipes and crazed comedic jump cuts this unique film promises the lot.

What the London Film Festival said about the film on it's world premier.

"An insistent stream of lurid, poetic and bizarre otherworldly episodes are brought into compelling hard collision here, like an old underground VHS mixtape or an exceedingly choice – and unpredictable –weave of unlikely YouTube hits. This beguiling film was made to raise funds for the Cube, a boldly independent micro-cinema in Bristol trying to buy its own freehold. Each minute was newly shot by one of its different allies or former special guests - the luminaries include: Ben Rivers, Jem Cohen, Emma Hedditch, Nicolas Roeg, Peter Strickland and Jennet Thomas plus cult musician Jandek. An entertaining and powerful manifestation of the world of the Cube and its outreach, this epic movie also provides a striking measure of how much rich, diverse creative talent there is around right now." - William Fowler

Tickets for similar Bristol events.

VELO IBERIA - Bikepacking Film Premiere at Dareshack
— Dareshack
film screening film
Emergency Chorus: Landscape at The Wardrobe Theatre
— The Wardrobe Theatre
experimental theatre
The Anatomy of the Orchestra: Drone Refractions at Bristol Beacon
— Bristol Beacon
classical contemporary classical experimental drone
Art Comes A at Dareshack
— Dareshack
experimental family event