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An exhibition of fantastic short films by local filmmakers followed by a screening of The Burden of Dreams.

This event is taking place at Cellar Arts Club. Your ticket allows you entry to both screenings but you may wish to only come to one.

Selection of short films 18.00-19.00 // Burden of Dreams 19.30 – 21.30.

The Cellar Arts Club are delighted to be working with Colonnade House to present a selection of films for Films on the Gallery Wall 2020.

The programme will consist of two screenings. The first will be a selection of short films made by local filmmakers. There will then be a screening of Les Blank’s fascinating documentary about the perilous filming of Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, entitled: THE BURDEN OF DREAMS (1982).

Renowned film critic Roger Ebert’s review describes the film wonderfully, writing after the film premiered:

Les Blank’s “Burden of Dreams” is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever made about the making of a movie. There are at least two reasons for that. One is that the movie being made, Werner Herzog’s “Fitzcarraldo,” involved some of the most torturous and dangerous on-location shooting experiences in film history. The other is that the documentary is by Les Blank, himself a brilliant filmmaker, who is unafraid to ask difficult questions and portray Herzog, warts and all.

For those who have not seen Fitzcarraldo, we highly recommend you watch it. Though it’s not essential in order to enjoy The Burden of Dreams, it is a staggering piece of filmmaking and is available on the BFI player, here.

More about Cellar Arts:

The Cellar Arts Club is run almost exclusively by volunteers, all of whom have a passionate interest in the arts. It is a non-profit, arts-based members club and bar, which hosts art exhibitions, original live music, theatre, poetry, DJ nights and much more. Membership is £20 a year and guests are welcome for a small entry fee for most events, find out more here.

If you are a member of Cellar Arts Club you receive discount on the ticket price. Cellar Arts will be in touch shortly with how you can get the discount.