Cinema Ponrepo

Screenings sponsored by Agosto Foundation
Spring 2020 Program
Disappearing of Essence: Endangered Places

Three film homages to disappearing places, unique essences at risk of being lost forever: the Old-growth forests of Lithuania, the Aral Sea, and the ancient city of Hasankeyf on the Tigris River.

These events are organized by the Agosto Foundation as part of a series of film screenings and discussions on the theme of the future, nature, landscape, society, art, ecology and entropy. As always, we are grateful to Kino Ponrepo.
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A Film by Katerina Suvorova
27 January 2020, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Kazakhstan / Germany, 2016, 88 min
Director: Katerina Suvorova
Cinematography: Eugen Schlegel
Producers: Sain Gabdullin, Stefan Grobe and Anna Vilgelmi, KINO Company Studio
Language: Russian / Kazakh with English subtitles

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A film by Mindaugas Survila
24 February 2020, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Lithuania / Estonia / Germany, 2017, 85 min.
Direction, camera: Mindaugas Survila
Scenario: Gintė Zulyte, Mindaugas Survila
Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
Sound: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile Sumile
Producers: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile Sumile
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A film by Rûken Tekeş
7 September 2020, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Happily, we have been able to re-schedule this screening, which had to be cancelled earlier this year due to the state of emergency of COVID-19. Please re-join us at Cinema Ponrepo for our return to the silver screen.

A Series of Screenings and Discusions on
Stories of Transforming Mutualism
Fall 2019
Cinema Ponrepo

In the twentieth century, the natural and social sciences alike imagined the world as composed of individuals with distinct bodies, genomes, and competing vested interests. Twenty-first-century research has shown that symbiosis is a near-requirement for life – even for Homo sapiens. Life is symbiosis “all the way down.” However, when conditions suddenly shift, once life-sustaining relationships sometimes turn deadly. The Agosto Foundation sponsored Symbiont film series is a storytelling response in times of vulnerability and radical ecosystemic changes. Each film will include a personal introduction by its creator.

—Pavel Borecký, curator of Symbiont

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A film by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
18 November 2019, 8:30 PM
A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo

El Mar La Mar
USA, 2017, 95 min.
An immersive journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Directed / Edited / Cinematography by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
Languages: English, Spanish with English subtitles.

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A film by Alexander Hick
21 October 2019, 8:30 PM
A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo

Thinking Like a Mountain
Germany, Colombia, 2018, 93 min.
Written and directed: Alexander Hick
Director of Photography: Immanuel Hick
Music: Christian Castagno and Nacho Drault
Production: Flipping the Coin Films, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film
Language: Chibcha, Spanish, German with English subtitles.

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Windjarrameru, The Stealing C*nt$
The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland
23 September 2019, 8:30 PM
A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo
Czech premiere

Windjarrameru, The Stealing C*nt$
2015, 35 min
The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland
2018, 26 min
Conceived and produced by the Karrabing Film Collective
Director: Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Language: English

Becoming Animal. A film by Emma Davie, Peter Mettler. 2018
A film by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler
Based on the Writings of David Abram
15 May 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed and written by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler
Cinematography: Peter Mettler
Sound Design: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Bräker, Peter Mettler
Producers: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Rebecca Day, Sonja Henrici (maximage, Scottish Documentary Institute, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)
Switzerland/UK, 2018, 78 min.

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A film by Paul Wright
15 April 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed by Paul Wright
Music by Will Gregory and Adrain Utley
Producers: Hopscotch Films
UK, 2017, 78 min.

Films by Félix Blume and Adrien Lecouturier
4 March, 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Prague premieres:

Curupira: Creature of the Woods / Curupira, bicho do mato
France, 2018, 35 min, DCP
Sound / directed / produced by Félix Blume

Fevers / Fiebres
France, 2013, 45 min, DCP
Directed by Adrien Lecouturier
Sound Recording: Félix Blume
Production: Zaradoc / Les Films Nus

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A film by Ziad Kalthoum
20 March 2019, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed by Ziad Kalthoum
Produced by Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, and Tobias Siebert
Written by Ziad Kalthoum
Cinematography: Talal Khoury
Lebanon/Germany/Syria/Qatar/UAE, 2017, 85 min.
In Arabic with English subtitles

Noc na Karlštejně (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)
Beth Custer, Pavel Fajt, Martin Alaçam, Vladimír Václavek, Lloyd Dunn, Hearn Gadbois and František Skála
4 December, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Czech Castles and Palaces (Karel Hašler, 1914, 7 min.)
One Night in Karlstein Castle (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)
Prague in the Shining Lights (Svatopluk Inneman, 1928, 22 min.)

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A film by Christian Frei
21 November, 2018, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo
Pre-screening discussion (in Czech) at Náprstkovo Museum, 6 PM

Directors, Producers: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
Scenario: Christian Frei
Camera: Peter Indergand, Maxim Arbugaev
Production: Frei Filmproduction
Switzerland / China / Russia / South Korea / USA, 2018
DCP, 113 min, English

A film by Ben Rivers
8 October 2018, 8:30 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Directed by: Ben Rivers (UK, 2015, HD Video, 98 min.)

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A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
9 May, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo

Prague premiere
Our Daily Bread / Unser täglich Brot (Austria, 2005, 92 min, DCP)
Directed by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Sound: Stefan Holzer, Andreas Hamza, Hjalti Bager–Jonathansson

Produced by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

A film by Bill Morrison
29 March, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo
Introduced by Matěj Strnad (National Film Archive)
Discussion with guests from Dawson City

Czech premiere
Dawson City: Frozen Time (US, 2016, 120 min, DCP)
director: Bill Morrison
music: Alex Somers

producers: Madeleine Molyneaux/Picture Palace Pictures; Bill Morrison/Hypnotic Pictures

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A film by Rati Oneli
13 February 2018, 8 PM — Kino Ponrepo

The Prague premiere of Rati Oneli’s widely acclaimed documentary film centering on an economically depressed mining town in Georgia.

A film by Nicolas Humbert
19 January 2018, 8 PM – Kino Ponrepo

The Czech premiere of Nicolas Humbert's film, with a discussion about guerilla gardening.

“Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art”
with “Homeostasis” and “Echoes”
6 November 2017, 8 PM
Kino Ponrepo

Homeostasis. 2017, 24 min.
Echoes. Miloš Šejn, 1979, 5 min.
Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art. James Crump, 2015, USA, 68 min.

Universal Psychiatric Church and the Holy Scrap Units
Films, pictures, poodja
2 October 2017, 8 PM at Cinema Ponrepo

An evening program of supermedia presenting the activities of The Peerless Brotherhood of the Holy Nurture, Universal Psychiatric Church 316a, The Holy Scrap Unit, with several views on trash.

During the evening the ceremony of the small Poodja.

Bram (Joost Verhey)
Man looks at Woman, Woman looks at Man (Nathalie Alonso Casale and Pavel Semčenko)
11 May 2017, 8 PM at Cinema Ponrepo

In the process of going through the archives from the symposia at Plasy monastery from 1992-1999, we have uncovered two films which were created during that time. Both will have their Czech premieres during an upcoming screening at the Bio Ponrepo. The evening will start with an ultraaleatoric infrasound performance by LFNFU (The Legendary Forever Night Frog Unit).

Completely in the Present
9 February, 2017, 8 PM
Cinema Ponrepo

Prague premiere of biographical documentary on Tony Conrad takes place 9 February, 2017 at 8 PM at the Bio Ponrepo. The screening includes the vs. Interpretation 2016 Festival documentary by Dominik Žižka and a short performance by Prague Improvisation Orchestra as an homage to Tony Conrad.

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