The Ghost in Our Machine - London Premiere

The Ghosts in our Machine is a multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Through the heart and photographic lens of the acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries. Are animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

Kicking off from 19:30, you will find a warm welcome with wonderful food and drinks, where you will have the opportunity to meet Liz the director, and have a chance to ask and talk to her about the documentary, before it starts. 

Animal Equality will be hosting the Community Screenings together with Britdoc, Bristol Animal Rights Collective, Earth Movies and Vegan Ireland!

London's Premiere will be the first stop on the European Tour. There will be a welcome reception with the director with food and drinks (limited tickets) and then the screening with a Q&A.

RECEPTION: 19:30 (tickets £3)
SCREENING: 20:45 (tickets £9.60/£10.60)

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At 9:15 on Monday 7 July, there were the available seats (red and green - and blue for wheelchair spaces).

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  • Robert

    I thought it was perfect and and also very inspiring. Beautiful animals, beautiful souls ...

    July 17

  • Oscar

    Well, the film was all nice and all, but if their goal was really to educate and reach people the film would be available for free on the Internet.

    July 16

    • Oscar

      How is "getting into the mainstream" and "making it available" mutually exclusive, if you assume that there is a significant amount of people who "do not search on the internet" and therefore would have no access to the documentary.

      July 16

    • Richard

      Well basically if you make a film and immediately make it free on the internet (legally) then cinemas and festivals are less inclined to show it as they have less commercial interest (as far as I understand the process). To be clearer I meant 'do not search on the internet for animal rights films'.

      July 17

  • Chantal

    I think that the film could and should have been harder hitting. It needed more depth rather than a few second snapshots. But then, that would probably not be acceptable to screen to the public.

    2 · July 16

    • Thais O.

      I really enjoyed my first meet up, nice food and nice people but I could completely go without that documentary

      I thought the script was *terrible* not really connecting the parts of the movie, the first our was a drag and last but not least they promise they are gonna show you some curious stories about specific animals, which at the begging I though it could work as different approach to the issue but in the end you realise they are lacking stories

      If the best thing they can do is to tell you a tail about the couple who adopted two beagles that were previously arrested on a lab then I think 2 more years of research wouldn't go amiss

      I'll certainly won't be recommending the movie, it's a bit embarrassing

      July 16

  • Chantal

    I will miss reception as worked a horrid 14 hour night shift! Anyone want me to email my ticket to them?

    July 15

  • Thais O.

    Hi,

    I'd like to go
    Do you know if I can find tickets available at the door?

    July 15

    • Robb

      From the event's Facebook page: "Tickets are almost gone, so we advise that you pre-purchase today if you can, or just show up!" So it looks like they will be available on the door, *if* they haven't sold out...

      July 15

    • Robb

      Or see my other comment....

      July 15

  • Robb

    Anyone need a spare ticket - for reception and or film? Message me (I'll be checking my emails).

    July 15

  • Robb

    For those of you who don't know me, I'll be wearing all black - apart from a large white circle on my t-shirt. Say hello!

    July 15

  • Shaun

    Have grown men been known to cry at these screenings?

    July 15

    • hasan

      i should most definitely think so, take a large box of tissues with you Shaun!

      July 15

  • hasan

    i'd like to go, but i will be teaching bicycle mechanics at the exact time, we're short of volunteers this month, so cant miss it :-(

    What time does the screening finish? i'll come down aaall the way, just to say hello, and join in any 'on the way out' discussion about the screening :-)

    July 14

  • Emily B.

    Miriam and myself have seats H12-13. See you there!

    1 · July 13

  • Chantal

    Ah good good. I don't want to be on my ownsome lonesome.

    1 · July 9

  • Chantal

    Im seat L19. Who is going to the reception?

    July 9

    • Robb

      I'll be at both the reception and the screening.

      July 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I've already got a ticket, so see you guys there.

    1 · July 7

  • Robb

    I've added an image of the currently available seats above. I know that at least some of you prefer the back to the front, so I suggest we book the seats shown in red (and maybe one or two either side, if necessary). And I suggest that we each do so directly with Hackney Picturehouse, using the links above. (If I try to collect money from everyone, in order to make a group booking, it'll undoubtedly slow things down - and we may end up in one of the back corners!) Obviously, if you'd prefer to sit somewhere else, that's OK too! And if you'd like to post your seat numbers here, people can join you if they wish...

    July 7

    • Robb

      Lindsay and I have seats L15 and L16.

      July 7

  • Robb

    Whoops. Forgot to open RSVPs! You should be able to RSVP now...

    July 3

  • Lisa S.

    I already got my ticket for the screening but not for the reception. Only just seen that it's a 'thing' on here. Keep me posted as to what you guys are doing!

    1 · July 3

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