Aya Films Presents: Dystopian Dreams

This event centres on three elements of life which have seen renewed curiosity - Spiritualism, Nuclearism and Futurism. At a time where the dizzying effect of life is reaching tumultuous levels this event will bring together film, food, performance and critical thinking taking audiences on an immersive journey that considers our time and place. It will fuse together concepts of feminism, mythology, mysticism and ecology with place and genre in order to create an experiential event.

The films will be accompanied by a rope performance by Scottish company, Spinal Chord, who will choreograph a piece pulling out key themes from the films. It will also include edible bits of curiosity inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s magic mushrooms, each bite will include a quote from prominent thinkers such as Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Franz Fanon, and more. Audiences will be prompted to eat these and engage with the texts throughout the event. The screenings will be followed by a post screening discussion.

This event will take place in person and online.

19 June 6.30pm, in person event hosted in Barras Art and Design, Glasgow.

20 June 6pm, selected films will be available online alongside a recording of the performance for a period of 7 days, these will be hosted on the Curate-It VoD platform, here.

Access information: The films will all be closed captioned. Tickets are based on a sliding scale of pay what you can. Some of the films contain flashing lights. The edible bites will be vegan cakes.

This screening is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.

Held in collaboration with Spinal Chord.