Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 222: Friday August 12

Slap Shot (George Roy Hill, 1977): Films on Fridges, Stour Road, E3 2NT. 9pm

The Films on Fridges project was inspired by the disappearance of East London's 'Fridge Mountain' - an enormous pile of discarded fridges which previously occupied the London 2012 Olympic site. Towering nearly 20 feet tall, the largest 'Fridge Mountain' in all of Europe became a bizzare sculpture in the East London landscape.

Films on Fridges resurrects this industrial icon in the form of a playful and interactive outdoor pop-up cinema. In celebration of the upcoming Olympics, the cinema will screen films athletic in nature.

To learn more about the Hackney Fridge Mountain, and the band St Etienne, whose film 'What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day' will be screened in partnership with the Floating Cinema, check out this article from the Guardian here.

Chicago Reader review:


'George Roy Hill's usual spit-and-polish direction makes a fairly funny film out of the story of a bankrupt minor-league hockey team saved from the brink when the coach (Paul Newman) discovers the drawing power of unbridled violence. The film strains a bit, getting some of its biggest laughs out of the savagery it's trying to condemn, but Nancy Dowd's script embodies the best (worst?) of jock talk, and the supporting cast contributes some fine caricatures (1977).

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