¿Underground / Independent? 2018

For almost two decades, the ¿UNDERGROUND/INDEPENDENT? has been causing creative commotion in Białystok, proposing original films, concerts, exhibitions, master classes, and meetings. It is the 18th edition of the festival already and two artistically intense weekends: March 9th-11th and March 16th-18th!

What about this year? Lots of events that will give you positive energy, provide strong emotions, sometimes they will make you laugh, and sometimes they will make you think. Marcin Podolec, a well-known Polish graphic artist and illustrator, created this year’s graphic design of the festival.

You will watch films about the famous Fugazi music club, about the contemporary centre of independent cultural life in Łódź. About… blocks that for decades have been both the object of Poles’ dreams and the place from which they flee. About the extraordinary artist Joseph Beuys, about underground Tehran DJs, as well as an innovative musical image inspired by the iconic popular science TV show “Sonda”! The schedule also includes The Best Off I Love Weird Films.

The underground stage will host: Niemoc, BNNT, and Elektryczny Węgorz among others!

You will view Marcin Podolec’ comic panel exhibition “A Fairy Tale at the End of the World” (“Bajka na końcu świata”), Dream Team drawing and comic book collective’s exhibition “Works and Crafts” (“Prace i robótki”), and on the inside wall of the Forum cinema – large tape mural created by the Berlin SELFMADEcrew.

Seniors will learn to make tattoos, young people – create comics, and children – create posters and tape graffiti!

The program also includes meetings, discussions and debates – our guests will include Kuba Wandachowicz, Marcin Podolec, Leszek Gnoiński, Tomasz Knittel, Konrad Królikowski, and Dawid Gryza among others.

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

March 9th

6 PM foyer Forum, free entry
Martin Hoffmann / SELFMADECREW: tape graffiti

6:15 foyer Forum, free entry
Marcin Podolec: A Fairy Tale at the End of the World

6:30 PM Forum cinema, ticket 10 PLN
Movie: Fugazi – The Centre of The Universe + a meeting with Leszek Gnoiński

8:15 PM FAMA club, free entry
Exhibition: Works and Crafts + Meeting: Dream Team + Concert: Południce

March 10th

5 PM Forum cinema, ticket 10 PLN
Movie: Bloki + a meeting with Konrad Królikowski

7 PM Forum cinema, ticket 10 PLN
Movie: Beuys

8:30 PM FAMA club, ticket 15 PLN
Concert: BNNT

March 11th

11 AM – 3 PM FAMA club, ticket 10 PLN (signing up: film@bok.bialystok.pl)
Making tape graffiti master classes for children (10+)

4 PM FAMA club, free entry
Marcin Podolec: Comics vs. Animation

March 16th

7:30 FAMA club, ticket 10 PLN
I Love Weird Films + Elektryczny Węgorz

March 17th

6 PM Forum cinema, ticket 10 PLN
Movie: Raving Iran

8 PM FAMA club, ticket 15 PLN
Concert: Niemoc + Movie: Elektro_Sonda

March 18th

11 AM – 3 PM Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, free entry (signing up: film@bok.bialystok.pl)
Tattooing master classes for seniors (55+)

11 AM – 3 PM Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, free entry (signing up: film@bok.bialystok.pl)
Movie posters making master classes for children (5+)

5 PM FAMA club, free entry
Movie: DOM/Łódź + discussion: Why is Białystok still waiting for its independent DOM?

Organizer: Białystok Cultural Centre – “GAG” Film Debating Club
The festival was was funded by the City of Bialystok
Tickets available at the Forum cinema’s box office and on www.bilety.bok.bialystok.pl

 

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