Art & Culture

Taking place for 3 days over the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday at the Red Gallery in East London….2 minutes from old Street Station.

VISIONRE, the pop up cinema specialising in music based documentaries and visual culture, and the EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2011 present

A carefully curated underground Cinema Experience during which VISIONRE will blend cinema and alternative music.

Highlights will include the UK premieres of the cutting edge music documentaries including DJ Norman Jay’s rise through his Notting Hill Carnival Sound System in ‘Good Times’, turbulent and soulwarming life & times of Dancehall legend Yellowman in ‘Hit me with Music’, a voyeuristic social political journey through the New York Lower East Side of the late 70s/early 80s with Captured and the worldwide journey of Hip Hop seen in Furious Force of Rhymes, plus live performances, DJ sets, video installations and art shows, all programmed to provide an unforgettable experience in film and music…

Visionares mission is:

To create an environment and experience for celebrating the message of music through their individual stories and for the love of it.


Screening 1: Dirty Old Town
Directors: Jenner Furst, Daniel B. Levin, Julia Willoughby Nason

UK Premiere 7.30PM

The Bowery becomes a nexus of shattered dreams when a merchant has 72 hours to pay his rent. Facing extinction, his ramshackle tent of antiquities lures a troop of misfits, freaks and renegades who form a tableaux full of carnival pageantry, white lies and victimless crime in a fleeting glimpse of Downtown New York.

Screening 2: Captured
Directors: Daniel Levin, Ben Solomon

UK Premiere 8.45PM

Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he’s recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.

AFTER PARTY presented by Lasermagnetic

LINE UP: Rahaan (Chicago) & Zernell Gillie (Grimy Edits/L.A),Hang The DJ Collective & Lasermagnetic’s Johnny Chingas Hiller and Neil Thornton

Time: 11pm to 5 am
Music: disco/house

East Londons premier Disco crew Lasermagnetic celebrate 6 years of parties showcasing the night life culture of the late 70s & 80s, with 2 of the hottest Chicago & Los Angeles Djs, Rahaan & Zernell. Both were protegees of Ron Hardy, who is credited for the rise of House Music through his residency in Chicagos legendary Music Box Club. The Hang the DJ collective from Leeds host the other room. Plus an exhibition by British Artist Victoria Topping, a video installation and a VJ team traveling in from Prague to compliment their craft to the soundtrack oft the evening.



Norman Jay Documentary: Good Times
Time: 9pm to 10.30pm
Director: Terry Walshe

GOOD TIMES is the story of Sound System culture. Against the backdrop of the late seventies and through to the late eighties Notting Hill, we follow the journey of one man. A driving ambition to spread black music to a country divided by political and social unrest drove Norman Jay to battle against not only the system but also his own community. Following Norman around New York and London we discover the times he lived in and the people he encountered on his way, each one with their own agenda.
With fantastic footage from Carnival and UK Warhouse parties through the years, the parties plus contributions from Trevor Nelson, Terry Farley, Jazzie B, Judge Jules & Joey Jay, ‘Good Times – The Film’ reconfirms how London’s Sound System culture spawned the warehouse parties and acid house movements and eventually created the cult of the DJ as we now know it.



Following the ethos of the Norman Jay documentary, club night Tape will keep the audience entertained until the early hours, making sure Good Times will be had by those who decide make the most out of the Bank Holiday and East End Film festival celebrations. 3 DJs will be traveling in from Berlin, playing the best in house and techno. Headliners include Ziggy Kinder (Ware Records / Souvenir Music) and Robin Drimalski (Watergate)

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SATURDAY 30TH APRIL Dancehall Culture & Hip Hop Films & Music

Screening 1: Hit Me With Music – Dancehall Documentary
Time: 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Director: Miquel Galofre
World Premiere

Jamaica continues to be on top of the world-wide music scene, as Reggae has evolved into a new genre, Dancehall. Anywhere, at any time, tunes created by artists from the ghetto tell the story of a society whose reality is marked by violence and poverty.
This documentary introduces us to Yellowman, an albino who was abandoned at birth, but whose passion, sense of humor and talent converted him into the Reggae artist that sold most records, second to Bob Marley. After being diagnosed with cancer in 1985 Yellowman still tours and records 25 years later, with more than 40 records released.

Screening2: The Furious Force of Rhymes
Time: 10:00 pm to 11.30 pm
Director: Joshua Atesh Litle
UK Premiere

New York, France, Israel, Palestine, Senegal, Columbia Hip Hop has travelled through time and crossed many borders as a worldwide protest music. This documentary film is a musical statement of society seen through the eyes of those that make Hip Hop the art form it is today. By following both established stars and up-and-coming new artists from around the globe, speaking out on complex social and political environments, the film sheds light on the rebellious and controversial language of Hip Hop through its music, dance, and compelling graffiti. This journey shows Hip Hop as a bridge of cultural differences and an activist for social change.

Time: 11.30 pm to 4:00am

Director Joshua Atesh Little is traveling in from NYC and 2 rappers from the cast will join him. Hip Hop DJs & more curated by Rough Trade Records.

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The EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2010 will run from 27th April to the 2nd May. For more details about the festival, visit:

VISIONARE is a pop-up cinema specializing in combining cutting edge music documentary with live music, presenting both in non-traditional cinema spaces.

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RED GALLERY LONDON is an evolving project, building an international platform for creativity and culture.

For more details of this and other Visionre events contact: John Hiller on email:
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