In true independent spirit Amakula Kampala is on the move not only with its Cinema Caravan Festival but also with the Amakula Culture Club which will be making a tour of its own for the Safeguarding Independence Festival for 2012. While the Cinema Caravan is journeying through the country between September and November, The Culture Club will roam the city, offering screenings, presentations and discussions at the Amakula Headquarters but also invarious cultural platforms throughout Kampala. So try to catch up with us. Today’s movies are below and are showing at Amakula Headquarters.
Beginning on the downbeat! 7pm
Charles Burnett, Killer of Sheep (USA, 1977, 88’) Charles Burnett is one of the American filmmakers who ideally suits the term of independent filmmaker. Courageously true to experience and spare in style, Burnett caught the daily struggle to carry on. Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Herbert Danska, Sweet Love, Bitter (USA, 1967,92’) 8.30pm
This film is based in part on the life of jazz musician Charlie Parker. It charts the disintegration of a respected jazz musician who becomes increasingly unhinged after an encounter with a policeman on the street. This is apparently the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.