Kino is a not-for-profit, and completely unfunded, arts space.
We are committed to supporting DIY arts and grassroots activism, and aim
to work with promoters, groups, organisations, and individuals who share
the qualities, outlooks and values that are important to us.
The events side of Cafe Kino (as well as other areas of the co-op) rely
heavily on the voluntary time and effort given by our staff, who work
hard to bring you a programme that we are very proud of.
We are proud to be an all-ages venue. There are no age restrictions on
any events at Cafe Kino unless otherwise stated.
The main entrance to the cafe is step-free and on the ground floor. However,
most events take place in the basement area. Unfortunately, due to building
restrictions, this space is only accessible by
28 APR 11
Lefebvre / 84min / 2008 / USA)
+ live Q&A via skype with Richard Lefebvre
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Cafe Kino is, once again, very proud to have teamed up with acclaimed
film-maker, Juan Gabriel Gutiérrez, to bring you another short
series of screenings from some of the leading experimental and artist
film-makers in the world.
Union is Richard Lefebvre's remake of a Aki Kaurismäki's 1985
film, in which seventeen men
named Frank walk across Seattle in hopes of finding a better life, and
most of them die on the way.
last several months, Lefebvre has been shooting a self-fi nanced remake
of Calamari Union, Kaurismäki’s 1985 cult fi lm about
a bunch of aging Helsinki rockers who all mysteriously share the name
"Frank." Lefebvre has recruited a volunteer motley crew of Northwest
musicians for various roles, including A-Holes guitarist Otis P. Otis,
Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Himsa guitarist Sammi Curr, celebrity street
urchin Slats, promoter/Beltholes’ drummer Kwab Copeland, Caustic
Resin front man Brett Netson, Spits leader Sean Spits, and Makers’
mastermind Mike Maker. Thanks to the simplicity of the Finnish script,
the translation to a local canvas was nearly seamless."
– Hannah Levin, Seattle Weekly
Lefebvre’s long awaited re-make of Aki Kaurismaki’s Calamari
Union, an ultra-hip absurdist comedy that brought Kaurismäki’s
trademark blend of deadpan humor, idiosyncratic irony, mannered minimalism
and compelling humanism to the fore."
– Northwest Film Forum
View the trailer: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1064081645258
is an occational series of collaborations between Cafe Kino and Juan Gabriel
which aims to bring you the leading lights of understated
and patiently beautiful avant-garde film and video from around the world,
plus live Q&A with the film-makers and other special guests.
Gutiérrez is a Colombian-born film-maker and musician, now based
in Bristol, who’s recent film, Erw Dinmael, saw him hand-picked
by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Signs of Life etc) to attend his prestigious
Rogue Film School.