CINÉ REAL East of Eden 1955
This month CINÉ-REAL, a non-for-profit film club with the aim of bringing filmmakers and cineastes together, are screening a 16mm print of East of Eden at The Russet, Thursday 26th November 2015.
Directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. The film stars Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major screen role), and Raymond Massey. In Cain and Abel style, East of Eden is about a wayward young man vieing for his father's affection against his favoured brother, whilst seeking his own identity.
CINÉ REAL began two years ago in East London, after Liam Saint-Pierre found an old super 8 projector lying in a bin. Seeing this as a sign from the cinematic gods he wiped off the used teabags and banana peel and carried it home. The projector looked in good condition, but Liam couldn’t get it to work. He remembered there was a shop in Hackney called Umit & Son that specialised in super 8 and 16mm film projection. The shop was run by Umit Mesut, a passionate, friendly, life long film fanatic. As Umit worked on the projector (free of charge) they talked about the beauty of celluloid and bemoaned the lack of places to watch film as film. Inspired Liam decided to set up CINÉ-REAL, a non-for-profit film club with the aim of bringing filmmakers and cineastes together, to enjoy a classic celluloid experience, along with promoting collaboration and discussion.
To attend the monthly screening simply become a member for that month (£5 per person). Book online here.