This Saturday (the 15th of November), Uránia cinema provides science fiction fans with film screenings, presentations, and panel talks. Some of the films screened on Sci-Fi Day are classics of the genre, for example ’Alien’, the cult classic of Ridley Scott. Visitors of Urania Cinema can also choose newly released movies like ’Interstellar’, ’The Edge of Tomorrow’ or the 2013 film, ’The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.
Those who would like to extend their sci-fi knowledge, or are simply interested in the culture of this genre, can take a closer look on science fiction inspired souvenirs, or watch the play of ”Figurák” performer company, based on Isaac Asimov’s novel titled ’Evidence’.
”Art and documentary cinema defy the monopoly on thinking, creating and acting”, says Oksana Sarkiskova, the festival director. As the director’s words show, documentary films not only show the worlds as it is, stripped from the glaze that media often puts on it, these films brings our attentions to the problems that we do not see. Verzio Festival, as Anikó Kövesi, the managing director puts it ”promotes open society, democracy and tolerance”.
You can choose from a vast variety of documentaries, works include ’Dr Lala’, a moving Hungarian film about a clown doctor, and ’Judgement in Hungary’, an award-winning investigative film that follows the trial proceedings against four men charged with racially-motivated crimes against Roma. Of course, the programme features films from all over the world, if you are interested, check the full list of the film programme here.
Beauty and advertisments exhibition at Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism
The exhibition ’Beauty and Advertisments: Female ideals at the beginning of the 20th century’ is prolonged until the 16th of November, so if you haven’t been at the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, it is time you did. The exhibition showing five decades of the history of fashion and advertisments presents the roles of women using rarely seen items.
’Beauty and advertisments’ covers the changing fashions from 1900 to 1940, also providing the chance to follow changes in the ideal woman, and fashion in the 20th century. This exhibition is a must see for the lovers of fashion and marketing enthusiasts as well, so if you are looking for an interesting programme this weekend, the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism is the place for you.
This is the 10th time that the Assosiation of Hungarian Photographers organises the Hungarian Month of Photography. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the colourful nature of Hungarian photography, to promote it and to bring this art form closer to those who are interested in the visual arts.
The Month of Photography Festival had joined the European Month of Photography in 2012 and organisers correspond the theme and the programmes of the festival in harmony with the European conception. This year, the main idea is the historical memory and the programmes in Budapest share one guiding concept, belonging to this theme: the usage of archives.
Month of Photography offers large-scale exhibitions with guided tours, and also smaller exhibitions, accompanied by many interesting panel programmes. Locations include FUGA (Budapest centre of Architecture), Budapest Gallery, The Hungarian Museum of Photography and MÜPA.
by Laura Kocsis.
Sources: http://www.mkvm.hu/, http://www.fotohonap.hu/en, http://www.verzio.org/, http://www.urania-nf.hu/esemenyek/218/2014/11/15/sci-fi-day-2014.