The PUNY GODS! will take over the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum at the University of Exeter and turn it into a cinema playing local and international independent film, and you, or someone you know, could be part of it
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is home to one of the largest collections of material relation the moving image in Britain. The museum chronicles the development of optical entertainment from shadow-puppets and 17th century manuscripts to the most recent Hollywood Blockbusters, including artefacts such a Magic Lanterns, rare books, prints and an extensive variety of publicity materials.
The diversity of tis collections provides an insight into the changing dynamics of the moving image and the history of our relationship with it. Dr Phil Wickham, the museum curator, said: “It will be the first time that films made by local filmmakers will be played inside the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.”
PUNY GODS! aim is to create a more social brand of cinema, popping up in unusual location and playing an eclectic mix of fiction, drama, art, music videos and more. They have previously take over city centre shops and put on ope air screenings as part of Open Studios Exeter, Unexpected Exeter 2013 and PUMA and Love Films Film4Peace events.
David Salas of the PUNY GODS! said: “There is a wealth of filmmaking talent in Devon and the cinema museum is the perfect venue to showcase that talent.”
PUNY GODS! vs The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, to take place on Sunday, June 1, is currently on the look out for films. Films can be of any genre or length from video art to fiction through music videos and documentary. Films made by Devon filmmakers or set in Devon are particularly desired.
Email David Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
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