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 .
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