Bring Down The Walls | Online Film Screening with Derry Void Gallery

Bring Down The Walls | Online Film Screening with Derry Void Gallery

When

30/01/2021 - 31/01/2021    
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Event Type

Bring Down The Walls, a new film by the artist Phil Collins, will be shown online on Void’s website on Saturday 30th January from 7-12 midnight. This screening is presented in association with the Derry Radial Bookfair and Shady Lane Productions.

Bring Down The Walls looks at the US prison industrial complex through the lens of house music and nightlife. The connection between a system that locks the body up and music that sets it free comes from the years in which the director Phil Collins worked with a group of men incarcerated at Sing Sing, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. After access was revoked, he recorded a compilation of house classics with vocalists who have formerly been incarcerated, and in 2018 set up a communal space in the heart of Manhattan’s court district dedicated to the struggle for social justice and prison abolition. During the day, discussions were led by people who have been directly impacted by the system, and those working to radically change or abolish it. At night, the space transformed into a dance party hosted by collectives from New York City’s vibrant club scene.

This online screening is free, but booking is essential. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite and at derryvoid.com. The film will be available online 7-12pm, Saturday 30th January. The screening will be available on derryvoid.com.

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