Homeless Cinema is a curated online source of the marginal and the hidden, the old and the forgotten - A home for the homeless of the film arts universe.
Programs are by and for enthusiasts, we are a place for new films seeking an audience, a place to discuss and a place for communities seeking a cinema.
Original format is not as important as it ability and desirability to be distributed on the Net.
This page concerns events and services yet to come or in the planning; extensions of the world of Homeless Cinema.
Events and services which immerse the individual in the universe and history of film art and culture; new and old; curated, contextualised and distributed online. Stay tuned for more.
A Homeless Cinema event to celebrate and immerse yourself in the sound and images of the first decade of teen music and images from 56 to 66.
The last great era of production pop music a time before authenticity, before music became self aware, before self expression became fashionable. Music was about life, fun and the moment, it was meant for everyone but available just for you. The music was about energy, style and innocence.
Society was being tipped to a younger more indulgent, modernist innocence - the belief it was all new, and all fun, and all mine.
The look was young and neat, the music was lean and joyous, it had a beat, a feel and no sense of permanence; its only purpose was the joy and celebration of all things teen.
As a new affluent demographic surged to create their own moments, their own time, their own style - music from a million portable transistors swept through time and place to create the illusion of endless summer.
Erupting from peace and affluence the acquisitive teen tsunami gathered traditions, forms and style into a massive wave of joy and possibility; unaware of life outside its froth and bubble or the reefs of responsibility and consequence that would marble the second decade of teen.
At Homeless Cinema Heatwave events we mix film and music from the era in joyous chaos. Soul, garage, tex mex, white boy R & B, mod, surf, rude boy & pop. (See Heatwave)
"... a manufactured ‘concentration on the moment and its insistence on pure pleasure"
'Time Travel' by Jon Savage
Land of a Thousand Dances
Land of a Thousand Dances
- radio Show.
Booker T and the MGs - live
Classic 60s ssheltonimages.com
Homeless Cinema Manifesto
1. We exist to digitally screen filmed content that is either; too marginal, too old or simply doesn’t want - to be Mainstream.
2. We screen material to open discussion and horizons and possibilities.
3. We aim to make a living and to develop and support as many different communities, real or virtual, as we can.
4. We will screen material anyone suggests if they wish to get involved and work with us to present a program fit for consumption.
5. We will not refund your money if you do not like it as we expect you not to like some of our program and we give you the experience of dislike.
6. We will be transparent – we will take sponsor’s money but we will let you know what they want how, when and why. The rest is up to you.
7. Our community is worldwide and our target is local people interested in the transborder experience.
8. We will donate a percentage of our profit to a homeless/ refuge/ refugee charity each year.
9. We will develop and program a series of screen items from new and unexpected sources, we will take advantage of the digital revolution where anyone can create. We will develop support material in the form of food, merchandising, art direction, information and discussion that reflect the heart of the community we are working for.
10. We will use guest programmers – from specialised communities – and they will be paid a percentage of the take.
11. We will sometimes bypass the usual distribution channels and go straight to the source. Developing relationships between producers and our variegated local consumers.
12. Homeless Cinema will be fun, informative and open.