The Culturist presents... Cruel Summer

Dear readers, I am happy to announce I will be hosting my first film screening event this month.

Cruel Summer is an evening of short film screenings that looks at the dark side of summer - from loss to loneliness, heartbreak to horror. 

The screenings will take place at thejamjar in Alserkal Avenue on Saturday, 13th August at 7.30pm. If you're in town, please join us.

It's free entry and there will be ice cream, summer drinks, music and I will make a short introduction before the screening (also expect a small suprise before the screening, so be there on time). If you've never been, you can access the location map here and here's the event page on Facebook.

I am glad thejamjar was open to this film screening idea and I look forward to sharing the evening with you.

Line up of films:

Ice Cream
Directed by Becky Mountain, 2012
A boy and his unsuccessful attempts at eating ice cream.

I Love Summer
Directed by Kaiyu Chang, 2014
A story about a man and his girlfriend on a hot summer day. The only thing hotter than the weather is her temper.

Directed by Kirsten Lepore, 2011
Animated on location at a beach, in snow, and underwater, this stop-motion short details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Last Summer
Directed by Oliver Williams, 2012
The story of a boy and his estranged friend as they journey out into nature for one final day of summer. 

The Beach House
Directed by Richard Standen and Tom Stanley, 2011
After the death of his parents, River, the only hearing child in an otherwise entirely deaf family, returns home. The three estranged siblings find themselves compelled to re-connect when they find themselves locked out from their inherited beach house.

The Tent
Directed by Robbie Fatt, 2014
While on a camping trip with friends, a teenager discovers that his tent has the ability to teleport. But soon he discovers that teleportation isn't the only thing the tent can do.

Directed by Richard Hickey, 2013
This is the story of a young boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. He spent his vacations in Quetico Provincial Park, up on the border of Minnesota and Canada. But he won't be going back any day soon, not after what happened to a girl called Francis Brandywine. 

Dead Man's Lake
Directed by Ben Franklin, 2012
When three  campers visit a private lakeside hideaway for some summer fun, little do they know the horror that awaits them. 

Night Swim
Directed by Rod Blackhurst & Bryce James McGuire, 2014
A woman swims in swimming pool at night. But something watches her.  
Alone Time
Directed by Rod Blackhurst, 2013
A young woman, stressed by her busy and continually crowded New York City existence spontaneously retreats to a solitary lake deep in the Adirondacks, New York.

I leave you with this song that inspired the theme for this film screening event, Bananarama's Cruel Summer.