The event is being held in the cafe area, and the films will be shown in the adjacent Albert Meltzer Library. We think we’ve got another good selection of antifascist films, four in total, and the cafe collective will be rustling up some great (and inexpensive) vegan food, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and cake! For ‘1 in 12’ members and their guests, there is also the bar of course (where you can apply to become a member of the club).
Come along for a toastie and a cuppa and take in a film, or spend the day stuffing your face and watch all four! Or you can just hang out and chat in the cafe area, browse the Leeds Anarchist Black Cross bookstall, and sign a card to a prisoner.
If you can afford it we are asking for a suggested donation of £1 admission, but if you can afford more all donations will be gratefully received, and nobody will be turned away because of a lack of funds. All money raised from the event will be sent to antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman, who is currently locked-up in a Bulgarian prison (more on Jock’s case below).
Prisoner support has never been this much fun!
Hope to see you there.
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12) - 12.30pm
Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas tells the story of two eight year-old boys who become friends through the barbed-wire of a Nazi concentration camp. Running time approximately 90 minutes. In English.
Conspiracy (15) - 2.15pm
On January 20th 1942 a group of high-ranking Nazi officials met on the outskirts of Berlin. Within two hours, and with chilling efficiency, they had decided the fate of Millions of lives through the Nazi’s ‘Final Solution’. Conspiracy is based upon the only surviving record of that meeting. Starring Kenneth Branagh and Stanley Tucci and featuring a superb cast of mainly British character actors. Running time approximately 90 minutes. In English.
The Army Of Crime (15) - 4.00pm
This inspiring film tells the true story of one of the most notorious and boldest resistance groups during the World War Two Nazi occupation of France. In an attempt to discredit them, they were dubbed ‘The Army of Crime’ by the fascists they fought against. Running time approximately 135 minutes. English subtitles.
Inglourious Basterds (18) - 7.00pm
And finally - By popular request (and lowering the tone considerably!) - Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 Nazi-killing romp Inglourious Basterds, a film which takes no prisoners. Running time 155 minutes. In English, French, German, and Italian!
Jock Palfreeman is a 23 year-old Australian Anarchist and antifascist, who in December 2007 went to the aid of two Roma boys being attacked by 16 fascists in Sofia, Bulgaria. The boys managed to escape, but the gang then turned on Jock, and he was viciously attacked. Jock fought back in self-defence, and one of the gang was injured and another killed. Since then Jock has been held in Sofia Prison, where he could be for years if pressure is not brought to bear on the Bulgarian authorities.. He urgently needs our support and solidarity.
Write to Jock at:
Sofia Central Prison
21 General Stoletov Boulevard