Head in the Wrong Directions Cinetent to be entertained, amused, confused and inspired. Open throughout the whole weekend, the Wrong Directions Cinetent is an audio-visual sanctuary for the weary traveller. Re-energise your mind with informative and provocative documentaries; immerse yourself in cinema classics; reset your cultural compass with an array of quality shorts; and be hypnotised by an eclectic selection of experimental works.
In 2012 Nozstock welcomed Herefordshire-based, experimental visual collective MASH to host the tent. MASH Cinema have been organising events and screenings since 2002 and continue to promote art, film and music through their events locally and internationally. Over the years MASH Cinema has gained recognition for visual performances working with artists, musicians and DJs at events, clubs and festivals throughout Europe.
This year Wrong Directions Cinetent becomes ‘Flymm’s Arcade’ …
Invade the cinetent to play retro arcade games on the big screen. Try and make it across the galaxy without being blown into 8-bits by asteroids before you have to face the ‘end of level boss’.
1 to 2 player games.
No need to insert coin to play.
2015 line up…
This classic 1927 German expressionist sci fi film is set in a futuristic urban dystopia. It follows wealthy Freder’s attempts to span the gulf separating him from Maria and her city of underground workers. Calibrated in their movement by oppressive machines, the workers are incited to riot by a Machinenmensch. “The film was born from my first sight of the skyscrapers in New York in October 1924. I looked into the streets—the glaring lights and the tall buildings—and there I conceived Metropolis.” –Director Fritz Lang
The Empire Strikes Back – Uncut
Sequel to the Emmy winning Star Wars Uncut, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features hundreds of short segments made by fans using their own actors, props, animation, artwork, or action figures to tell the story of The Empire Strikes Back. Nearly a thousand fans came together to participate and the resulting movie is equal parts fun, kooky, and dearly nostalgic.
The Journey of George Méliès (1896 – 1913)
Professional magician and pioneer of cinema, Méliès is the master of fantasy and dream worlds, and the most incredible wizard of moving pictures. The focus of Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’, the exceptionally talented Méliès produced and directed over 400 films. He also wrote them, designed the sets, costumes and accessories, and was often the main actor. Méliès combined illusion, comic burlesque, and pantomime to treat themes of fantasy in a playful and absurd fashion. He specialised in depicting extreme physical transformations of the human body (such as the dismemberment of heads and limbs) for comic effect. Come with us as we take a journey through the wonderful imaginative world of cinema royalty. Featuring: A Trip To the Moon, The Impossible Voyage, The Conquest of the Pole.
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Cat Shows are a serious hobby for people all over the world, This film features, Carly, an ambitious young blind woman and her stud cat Tango as they travel all over the UK and Europe to compete. We follow them for a six month season as they try to collect enough points to be the best Himalayan Persian cat in Europe. At each show we meet Carly’s family, friends and their cats who share her passion for showing and having fun.
White Panther: The Legacy of John Sinclair
John Sinclair is best known as the Sixties activist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for giving two joints to an undercover policewoman. He was eventually freed when John Lennon and Yoko Ono spoke out on his behalf. Less understood is his role as the founder and chairman of the radical anti-war group, The White Panther Party, an offshoot of the Black Panthers.
MOOG: Back to The Future
On January 19, 2015 Moog Music Inc. announced their plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of their most sought after modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. To commemorate the announcement, Moog shot a short film at their factory about the inspiring and multifaceted relationship artists have with modular synthesizers. The video features electronic music pioneers such as Suzanne Ciani, Malcolm Cecil, David Borden, Dick Hyman and Herb Deutsch alongside performances on the new Moog modular systems by Holy Ghost!, Jacques and M. Geddes.
The Dust on Our Feet
Just outside the city limits of Tegucigalpa, Honduras sits the city’s only trash dump, ‘El Crematorio.’ The dump is filled with kids, some younger than ten who, along with their families, collect trash for a living. Born into one of the most viscous cycles of poverty imaginable, many of these kids become addicted to drugs and eventually end up begging on the streets. However, that is not this story. This is the story of a few dedicated Hondurans who started a school across the street from the dump and the first class of nine students they led to graduate high school. The Dust on Our Feet focuses on three of those nine students over a 3-month period leading up to their graduation.
TPBAFK: The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard
It’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in the secret server hall. This is where the world’s largest file sharing site is hidden. When the hacker prodigy Gottfrid, the internet activist Peter and the network nerd Fredrik are found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline – away from keyboard. But deep down in dark data centres, clandestine computers quietly continue to duplicate files.
Buy Buy Europe
This documentary is made up of five episodes that analyse the ongoing Euro crisis. When the Euro was launched there were high hopes for all, but today we can see that the plan failed miserably. Never before has there been such an imbalance between the rich and the poor. Buy Buy Europe examines how the situation got out of hand, and who exactly the winners and losers are in the Euro crisis.
The Internet’s Own Boy
This film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organising combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
Sculpture – Video Plot
Madcap audio-visualists compiled the material for Video Plot from recordings of their live performances around the release of their album, Membrane Pop, in March 2014. Reuben Sutherland’s kaleidoscopic animations coalesce with Dan Hayhurst’s frenetic unspooling of sonic detritus in gleeful, ecstatic levels, encapsulated (miraculously) in Video Plot.
Boston based Jake began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realised that what interested him more was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting, and he changed tack to become an animator. In recent years his short animated films have been widely shown internationally at film festivals and in galleries. He works with ink and correction fluid, adding gouache, collage and even coffee to the mix to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending graffiti-like animations that evolve at a frenzied pace.
Opening is a visual album created by Christopher Willits. Across seven tracks of widescreen ambient music, 45 minutes of visuals shot over four years in multiple countries, Willits has created something which might better be thought of as an experience rather than a simple album.
Gerry Anderson’s pre-Thunderbirds sci-fi children’s TV show following the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show features Anderson’s trademark Supermarionation, a form of puppetry first introduced in the 1960s on Four Feather Falls and Supercar and used again in
subsequent productions such as Stingray and Captain Scarlet.
A selection of 1950s cartoons featuring Kal-El from the planet Krypton dealing with issues on Earth in the guises of Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent and the heroic Superman. Both Kent and Superman prove to be champions of justice for the oppressed.
This Is China
Cellarvision present Sydonia: an experimental skateboard video. Taking strong influences from retro futuristic motion graphics and music visuals, the film represents what Herefordshire based Joel and friends are into, and breaks away from the cliche aesthetics seen in 95% of other skateboard videos.
This international collection of short films explores light as a central theme. Featuring music videos, motion graphics, animation, documentary and experimental light writing, this selection will inspire you to see light differently.
PLEASE NOTE: The cinetent is kid-friendly all day until evening, with some specific children’s showcases screened. At 6-7pm each night the tent switches to ‘night-mode’, then throughout the night the tent is only accessible to those aged 18 + and will be signed to explain this. Please bear in mind that content screened after 6pm could contain profanity and graphic imagery.