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A FIELD IN ENGLAND

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Reacting on Filmhaus' screenings, Worm Pirate Bay Media Archive presents weekly, a curated selection of films from its vault. Check out this week’s choices, watch them in the comfort of our pink, fluffy installation DISPLAY, or ask for a free copy to take home with you!

Every Wednesday to Friday 20:00-23:00, at the foyer of WORM.

 

Shrrrroooooomss! This week’s Cultfilm is the lo-fi psychedelic period drama A FIELD IN ENGLAND by Ben Wheatley, featuring medieval substances abuse and resulting trippy effects. We took out the big mushroom encyclopedia and made a selection of psychedelic and/or mystical types for you to read about. And, continuing in our Fritz-mood from last month’s event, a regular guest of the Cultfilm shared with us his book of Wallace Wood in the fairytale forest. Copies of the x-rated Alice in Wonderland-story are on Display! Of course we’ve also collected various DVDs and VHS’s, such as the original Ben Wheatley films Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers, as well as various trippy movies. Personal favourite remains Ken Russell’s Altered States where we learn that peyote may turn you in a primordial caveman. Transform yourself!

 

DON’T MISS! PLAYING THIS WEEK ON DISPLAY:

 

Weidekringzwam / Fairy Ring Mushroom / Marasmius Oreades: The Marasmius Oreades grows gregariously in troops, arcs, or rings. Western European traditions claimed that fairy rings are the result of elves or fairies dancing.. While entering an elfdans it might allow the interloper to see the elves—although this was not guaranteed—it would also put the intruder in thrall to their illusions. In German tradition, fairy rings were thought to mark the site of witches' dancing on Walpurgis Night, and Dutch superstition claimed that the circles show where the Devil set his milk churn. European superstitions routinely warned against entering a fairy ring. French tradition reported that fairy rings were guarded by giant bug-eyed toads that cursed those who violated the circles. In other parts of Europe, entering a fairy ring would result in the loss of an eye.

 

Eikentrilzwam / Black Witches’ Butter / Exidia Glandulosa: This type of mushroom forms dark sepia to blackish, rubbery-gelatinous fruit bodies that are top-shaped (like an inverted cone) and around 3 cm across. The fruit bodies occur singly or in small clusters and are attached to the wood at the base. When the fruit bodies are dried they can shrink to form a flattened black crust. One legend from Eastern Europe is linked to the occurrence of the mushrooms on wooden house entrances, which was thought to indicate that the house was under a witches spell. To counteract this spell, the fungus had to be punctured to allow the ‘evil juices’ inside the fungus to leak out. Other legends record its use against witchcraft when thrown into fires.

 

Vliegenzwam / Fly Agaric / Amanita Muscaria: The wide range of psychoactive effects have been variously described as depressant, sedative-hypnotic, psychedelic, dissociative, and or deliriant; paradoxical effects such as stimulation may occur however. It can result in the Alice in Wonderland syndrome, collectively known as dysmetropsia. Some users report lucid dreaming under the influence of its hypnotic effects. In eastern Siberia, the shaman would take the mushrooms, and others would drink his urine. This urine, still containing psychoactive elements, may be more potent than the mushrooms with fewer negative effects such as sweating and twitching.

 

Puntig Kaalkopje / Liberty Cap / Psilocybe Semilanceata: The most common Magic Mushroom, native to Europe. It’s well-known for his hallucinogens’ properties, containing the powerful psilocybine. This type of Kaalkopje is recognizable by its pointy head and can be found in Dutch grassfields in autumn.



WORM Pirate Bay Media Archive is a no-fee lending archive with an online database, a duplication service and a unique preview space in WORM's building. Browse anytime our whole collection at thepiratebay.worm.org

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FRITZ THE CAT

To all cat-lovers: FRITZ THE CAT is coming to WORM. Cultfilm and Stonerama will show both adult animation films featuring the dirtiest cat around! To accompany this entertaining filth, we’ve climbed up to our archives’ top shelves to get you the some of our kinkier dvds in our collection! Expect plenty of adult entertainment from the likes of Tinto Brass and Russ Meyer. Together with some risqué animations - including TARZOON, world’s first X-rated feature animation - this week’s display is definitely not for children!

 

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Fritz Comics! Prepare yourself for the two animation movies by reading the original comics, right here at WPB! Fritz’ antics definitely go beyond Garfield’s lasagna fetish. And if you’re not a big fan of Fritz, than enjoy the Death of the Cat in FRITZ THE CAT – SUPERSTAR: a comic that creator Robert Crumb made after seeing (and hating) the first animation film.

 

RECOMMENDED YOUTUBE-LINK: The Confessions of Robert Crumb (1987)

Broadcast on Dutch television, this documentary gives us a glimpse in the life of Fritz the Cat-creator Robert Crumb. Find out why he didn’t like the movie and where his somewhat perverse thoughts come from. There’s also a documentary produced by David Lynch on the artist; find it, watch it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv2INVdsOW4

 

Fire and Ice (Ralph Bakshi, 1983)Although Crumb disliked the movie, it didn’t interfere with the successful career of director Ralph Bakshi. After Fritz, he continued with HEAVY TRAFFIC, COONSKIN, WIZARDS, THE LORD OF THE RINGS amongst others… maybe his most famous movie is the barbarian tale of FIRE AND ICE, featuring some amazing rotoscopic effects that still look great!

Let My Puppets Come (Gerard Damiano, 1976) What now?? OK, first, Gerard Damiano directed the famous DEEP THROAT-movie in 1972, and in 1976 he decided to make something more… light-hearted. As the title suggest, it features all kinds of puppet-on-puppet and puppet-on-human action… not as shocking as Peter Jackson’s MEET THE FEEBLES (1979) though, which is also in our collection… for fans of all things furry and cuddly!

 

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Forbidden Planet

Reacting on Filmhaus' screenings, Worm Pirate Bay Media Archive presents weekly, a curated selection of films from its vault. Check out this week’s choices, watch them in the comfort of our pink, fluffy installation DISPLAY, or ask for a free copy to take home with you!

Every Tuesday to Thursday 20:00-23:00, at the foyer of WORM.

 

This month you can witness TWO Cultfilms at WORM: Psychos in Love on Valentine’s Day, and the cult classic Forbidden Planet. Since our collection of romantic movies is very limited, we’ll stick with the sci-fi theme for this month’s curation! In honour of TEC ART we’ve collected all spacy stuff from our archives. Expect everything! …except Star Wars. There’s just too much of that around already. So tired of the disney-marketing machine, sorry… Sooo, instead, you can watch all kinds of campy retro-futures, body horror stuff (did you see that live flesh during the TEC ART expo??) and hyperhypnotic space travels ….. Bleep your mind out of that display!

 

DON’T MISS! PLAYING THIS WEEK:

 

Them (Gordon Douglas, 1954): Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant Ants. Giant. Ants. We also have classics like Soylent Green, The Wasp Woman, Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, but all those don’t have Giant Ants… (doubly recommended for those who’ve enjoyed the last insect-themed Stonerama-event!)

 

De Toekomst Hervonden (Omar Munoz Cremers, 2014): Not interested in all those classic movies? -> This WORM produced book collects various Dutch essays on why progress seems to get stuck. “Cultuur lijkt te stagneren in een permanente staat van terugkijken (did we already mention something about the new Star Wars-series??)”. Interesting essays about lost futures in which sci-fi cinema plays a great role.

 

Man With The Screaming Brain (Bruce Campbell, 2005): Yes, you read that right! Bruce “The Chin” Campbell, our beloved hero who fought against the Evil Dead, directed (and starred) in this movie! The brains of a Russian taxi driver and a wealthy businessman are brought together in one body by a mad scientist. Crazy comedic sci-fi antics follow, and if that’s not enough for you, we have another crappy sci-fi featuring Bruce to experience: Alien Apocalypse (Josh Becker, 2005). Enjoy!



WORM Pirate Bay Media Archive is a no-fee lending archive with an online database, a duplication service and a unique preview space in WORM's building. Browse anytime our whole collection at thepiratebay.worm.org

 

Straight to Hell

This month’s cultfilm is a punk western - yes, a PUNK… WESTERN… - called
STRAIGHT TO HELL (Alex Cox, 1987). Such a rare combination which we
happily celebrate with a punk / western curation at the WPB! With music by
Dutch punk legends The Ex and The Rondos, books from the punk scene and
plenty of movies! For instance: Richard Kern’s Hardcore collection (with Lydia
Lunch, Henry Rollins, The Butthole Surfers to name a few), a well-
recommended documentary on the American hardcore scene, and the filth
and the fury of the Sex Pistols… All this blended together with some dust-
blazed ‘western’ classics – from Sergio Leone to Robert Rodriguez. Most
important of all, we have a great Alex Cox-trilogy to enjoy in our ever
comfortable pink DISPLAY…


DON’T MISS! PLAYING THIS WEEK:


Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984): The life of a repo man is pretty intense! The
famous SF punk action comedy, with a great soundtrack featuring Iggy
amongst others (“I’m looking for the joke with a microscope!”) gave Alex Cox
instant cult status. Back in the nineties he tried to make follow-up Waldo’s
Hawaiian Holiday, which ended up as a fun graphic novel, and back in 2009
he made the rarely screened Repo Chick on the low budget of $180.000.
Despite some laughs, nothing can top the original!


Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox, 1986): Although Johnny Rotten didn’t like it ("Did
the movie get anything right?" to which he replied: "Maybe the name Sid."),
Sid and Nancy is still regarded as one of the finest rock-and- roll movies in the
world. A punk rock’s Romeo and Juliet, as Roger Ebert mentions, following
the demise of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen…


Revengers Tragedy (Alex Cox, 2002): Despite the success of the first
movies, Alex Cox glided into obscurity, never reaching the box-office success
he might have deserved. He never stopped making movies though. Based on
the 1606 play of the same name, Revengers Tragedy relocates its Italian
setting to a futuristic version of Liverpool in the year 2011, following the
aftermath of a natural disaster which has destroyed the southern half of Great
Britain. The city is a dystopia in which society is collapsing and where
vendettas and the crude exercise of power are the norm. With a soundtrack
by Chumbawamba!

The Goodiepal Equation

On Wednesday you can watch THE GOODIEPAL EQUATION at WORM’s very own movie theatre. An alternative Danish odyssey about musician, performance artist, lecturer and activist Goodiepal! To celebrate his outsider music, art, inventions and plain old freakiness, we’ve collected all kinds of outsider art and creativity from our archives, such as Klaus Beyer’s interpretations of the Beatles or Al Ackerman’s drunk poems. Fancy more music documentaries? There’s plenty! We can recommend Liebesleider, about the German 80’s noise band Einsturzende Neubauten or a DVD on Rotterdam’s very own Ricky da Dragon. Put on your headset and climb into our DISPLAY or ask for a copy at our desk!

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Fantastic Planet

This week’s cultfilm - LA PLANÈTE SAUVAGE aka FANTASTIC PLANET by French director René Laloux - is a true animation classic, tripping people out since the 70s up until now. In honor of the Czechoslovakian animators, we’ve collected some of the country’s classics from our archives. From Jan Svankmajer to Jiri Minzel, these are definitely ones to CZECH out! In addition, we’ve included a selection of animation movies, paying tribute to the fine skill of hand-drawn illustrations and stop-motion techniques as well. Yes: no CG! Long live the kunstguerillas!

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The void

The directors of this week’s cultfilm combine their love for 80s practical effects with clever modern day CG, resulting in the gory movie called THE VOID! So, in honor to them, and in honor of the genre, this week’s curation is dedicated to over the top horror movies! The Toxic Avenger, Tetsuo and the Tokyo Gore Police, but also Italian scare classics, such as Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City and Eaten Alive. And in true dedication to the 80s horror extravaganza, we even pulled out some VHS tapes from the archives. Frank Henenlotter’s Brain Damage is guaranteed to further enhance your trip inside our DISPLAY, or, if you prefer, you can go to hell as well with the nasty scifi-horror Event Horizon!

 

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crème de la crème

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The collection features the favorite items of several WPB volunteers.

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