Bio Rex returns Helsinki Festival to the crazy year of 1968

During Helsinki Festival 2018, the newly restored Bio Rex cinema goes back 50 years to the crazy year of 1968. The August series of events entitled 1968 @ Bio Rex reflects on the protest movements, yearning for freedom and future visions of the landmark year and how the phenomena look like today.

Year 1968 marked not only the first year of the annual Helsinki Festival but also protests. How are the year’s protest movements and yearning for freedom reflected on the present day? This question is discussed at evening events hosted by the Amos Rex art museum and held at Bio Rex. The events will artistically centre on film screenings but will also envision the future.

The special film screenings will focus on the themes of 1968 as well as the films ranging from visions for the future to freedom of speech. There will be performances, live music, discussions, surprise guests and unique immersive experiences that usher the audience deeper into the world of the films.

Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Over the course of five nights, the audience will be treated to 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick, which explores the nature of man and technology and questions whether artificial intelligence can bridge gaps between people. Philip Kaufmann’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being is built on rebellious karaoke, manifestos and revolutionary poetry. D. A. Pennebaker’s Monterey Pop, which caught the spirit of the hippie movement, will lead the audience to discuss today’s youth culture. In addition, Bio Rex will host Salakino (secret cinema), which takes the cinematic experience to new levels with Stanley Kubric’s last film Eyes Wide Shut.

Programme and tickets:

20 August: Roots and Dreams

21 August: Hunger for the Future

24–25 August: Salakino – Eyes Wide Shut

29 August: Youth Culture Now!

The events are organized by Helsinki Festival in cooperation with Amos Rex, Globe Art Point, KAVI, Korjaamo and the Runokuu festival. Helsinki Festival will run from 17 August to 2 September. Tickets are sold by Ticketmaster Suomi .

hel.fi/
HelsinkiFestival
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
6 views in december
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Society
The ministry also wants the national communications regulator to determine whether Trafi's other consumer services can be safely restored on Wednesday. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has asked the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority Ficora, to assess data privacy and security on the web services of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, Trafi. The request follows a recent public backlash to Trafi's decision to open an online database wh...
Society
Taking a train between Finland and Estonia will be possible by Christmas 2024, says the entrepreneur behind one of two massive tunnel projects being planned. Last week the FinEst Bay Area Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel project received 100 million euros from a Dubai-based construction group ARJ Holding – the first external financing made towards the estimated 15-billion-euro effort. Peter Vesterbacka - a man who made a fortune as a marketing boss at mobile gaming...
Incidents
Several protest marches took place in Helsinki on Thursday evening. Police intervened to forcibly remove swastika flags from Neo-Nazi demonstrators. Police said on Thursday that they will open an investigation into neo-Nazis flying swastika flags in downtown Helsinki. Four protesters had reportedly been taken into police custody. Two processions made their way through Helsinki city centre Thursday evening. The neo-Nazi Kohti vapautta ('toward freedom') dem...
Society
Most of Friday’s papers focus on Thursday's gala at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki where Finland's movers, shakers and honourees were invited to celebrate the nation’s 101 years of independence. Traditionally, media attention has centered on the best-dressed guests and this year was no exception. According to tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, among the most elegant invitees this year was MP Jaana Pelkonen, who wore a bright yellow sleeveless dress by French desig...
Society
Helsinki handed over five decommissioned trams on Monday, two of which will make their way to the Mikkeli city centre for display. Helsinki City Transport (HKL) handed over five antique trams to new owners on Monday after a competition to see where the decommissioned vehicles would be best suited. The HKL competition prompted 94 applications from across the country to receive the trams free of charge. Three of the trams will remain in Helsinki, while two w...
Society
People in Finland are prescribed more antibiotics than the EU average, police warn of neo-Nazi marches and the Finland 100 satellite blasted off. Finnish medical patients use broad-spectrum antibiotics more commonly than the EU average, even though bacteria in Finland are not especially resistant to antibiotic treatments. Daily Helsingin Sanomat writes that attacking a large number of different bacteria at once is all too common, and may lead to resistance...
Society
This year's Finnish National Prize went to a rock star, a fashion designer, a film director and others for their contributions to cultural life in Finland. The Finnish National Prize, an annual cultural award from the Ministry of Education and Culture, went to Henry "Remu" Aaltonen, the drummer and vocalist of the 1970s band Hurriganes; the fashion designer behind Ivana Helsinki, Paola Suhonen; and Academy Award nominated director Selma Vilhunen. This year...
Artist's impression of the proposed Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel
Dubai engineering solutions giant ARJ Holding Ltd is investing €100 million in the Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel project, tunnel designer Peter Vesterbacka announced at a press conference on Monday. Mr Vesterbacka, chief of FinEst Bay Area, the group behind the tunnel project, pointed out the total cost of the tunnel stands at €15 billion, with an investment period of 30 years; the tunnel itself has a projected life span of 120 years, he said. Finest Bay Area Le...
Society
The volume of permits for apartment buildings plunged by more than half, a likely harbinger of an economic slowdown next year. Construction work for the Tripla complex in Helsinki's Pasila district. Image: Jyrki Lyytikkä / Yle An exceptionally low number of new construction permits were granted from June to September, says Statistics Finland. Volume was down by 25.4 percent from a year earlier.  The biggest drop was in commercial and office buildings, wher...