FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS –
WHAT'S ON FROM HOME THIS MONTH
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU: Bringing Africa to Wales Film Festival 2021 | 19 - 28 Feb
Now in its ninth year, WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU film festival offers a unique African experience, which this year you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Showcasing 10 titles, live Q&As, and accompanying workshops surrounding themes of Identity, Comedy, Folklore, Music and more. Each film is available to purchase and stream on the Chapter Player. Tickets on sale now...
The Bronze Men of Cameroon | 19 Feb, 6pm
Wend Kuuni (God's Gift) | 22 Feb, 6pm
This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection | 25 Feb, 6pm
Buganda Royal Music Revival | 28 Feb, 1.45pm
ARTES MUNDI 9: LIGHTBOX: Carrie Mae Weems
from 5 Feb
We’re excited to be part of this year’s Artes Mundi programme and we’re busy working behind the scenes to get our exhibition ready for when we can re-open our doors. In the meantime, we're installing a new artwork by Carrie Mae Weems on the front of our building. Presented in the Lightbox are two large-scale billboard pieces from Weems’ recent and ongoing public art campaign, RESIST COVID TAKE 6! These works focus on the global pandemic that continues to affect us all, and in particular its impact on people of colour.
VIRTUAL FILM SCREENINGS
MLK/FBI (12) | Streaming now
The first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King. "A fascinating look at the treatment of one of history’s greatest men" ★★★★ Total Film
ASSASSINS (12) | Streaming now
An account of the two women convicted of assassinating Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam. "A chilling warning about democratic vigilance" Empire
AWAY (U) | Streaming now
AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection. "Stunning" "Sumptuously realised animation" ★★★★★ Flickering Myth
By watching with CHAPTER, we'll receive 50% of the film rental income. Thanks for your support.
Other treats this February...
Reframed Film: Watch-a-longs + Q&As | Wednesdays, 7pm
Watch-a-longs are a great way for us all to be together, whilst we’re apart! Every Wednesday evening, join us in watching a film together online. Watch-a-long with @ReframedFilm on Twitter from 7pm. After the film, join a Q&A discussion on Zoom. To receive links for the Zoom call, please register your interest and book a free ticket.
Arts Society Cardiff lecture: Anna Moszynska - Fresh encounters: Contemporary sculpture in the public space
11 Feb, 2pm
Robin Morgan & Friends Comedy: Jenny Collier, Rachel Fairburn, Sarah Keyworth and Riki Msindo...
19 Feb, 8pm
Chapter Moviemaker x Cables & Cameras: The Bridge / Y Bont | from 12 Feb
A cross-collaboration between Creatives and POC Filmmakers from Wales + Bristol + Birmingham
What's On with Film Hub Wales' members
Wicked Wales: Smartphone Film Competition
If you’re aged 15-25 and interested in making your own films, enter Wicked Wales new smartphone film competition for a chance to have your film shown at their international film festival later this year!
Being Me: WOW Film Festival & Mencap Ceredigion
Take part in the ‘Being Me’ project and make an animated self-portrait via Zoom with WOW Film Festival and Mencap Ceredigion Animation Club. Everyone is welcome, wherever you are in Wales!
Loteri Cymru: People's Choice Charity Partner
We've been shortlisted to become the People's Choice Charity Partner with Loteri Cymru! For us to be in with the chance of receiving a £5,000 donation and ongoing support throughout the year, please show us some love by voting now. Voting closes on 21 February. Thanks for your support.
Thank you for your support
Lockdown continues to provide us with significant long-term financial challenges, but with your support we can positively address these, invest more in our wonderful freelance creative community, and work towards securing our future. If you’re in the position to do so, you can donate online at easydonate.org/CHAPTER, or to give £10 text CHAPTER to 70191. Thank you.