What we're about

We're generally a live music and movies group, but while the cinemas and clubs are closed we'll be switching over to online watch-a-longs.

So how does it work? We'll be scheduling two films a week (to start) - a relatively mainstream cult film in midweek and something pulpier and edgier as a weekend midnight movie. We'll be opening up chat capabilities - either through WhatsApp or Netflix Party - and organising a group video hangout afterwards so people can talk about the film or just catch up. Details will be on each event page and we're going to make sure there's a spread, so if people don't have Prime, or Netflix, they can still join in!

Upcoming events (3)

Slacker (1991) - YouTube

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Part of a double bill celebrating 1991: The Year Punk Broke*. Nevermind, Douglas Coupland's Generation X, Bikini Kill, Gus Van Sant hitting the mainstream with My Own Private Idaho, Lollapalooza and this, Richard Linklater's debut feature. Slacker was filmed on a $23,000 budget around Linklater's home city of Austin and it follows a bunch of misfits and bohos who basically just talk shit to each other. But it's really interesting shit, and as vivid a time capsule as anything in that era. Want a taster? Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlmfRuXxuXo Film is here: Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB4xlYKAVCQ. I'll put up WhatsApp group details that evening so people can chat. Meetup starts at 6.15pm, press play at 6.30pm. *I'll be showing this and following it with the documentary of the same name. Details here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Alt-Gigs-Repertory-Film/events/271616666/

1991: The Year Punk Broke - YouTube

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Part of a double bill celebrating punk finally hitting the States in 1991, this is a documentary about Sonic Youth and Nirvana touring Europe (including the UK - check out that Piccadilly Circus pic above!) that summer, but it also has Dinosaur Jr, The Ramones and Babes in Toyland. Lots of music footage and the bands hanging out too. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxEzBR-rEnk Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDiaS3kT8z8. As mentioned, this is part of a double bill with Slacker (see here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Alt-Gigs-Repertory-Film/events/271616171/). You can start at 6.15pm and watch both or just check this out. Meet 8.10pm on WhatsApp (I'll put up a link that evening), film to start at 8.20pm. Zoom call afterwards if people are up for it.

Poppy

Shepherd's Bush

Poppy's entire UK tour sold out and was due to take place last month before being pulled due to the coronavirus. It's now been rescheduled with new dates in bigger venues (this one at the Shepherd's Bush Empire), so tickets will be available again from Monday! Initially viewed as a viral joke, Poppy (and what a great pun that is) has grown into one of the most interesting art pop acts in the world, ruminating on the nature of femninity and digital culture, and collaborating with the likes of Grimes and Diplo. If David Lynch was to create a pop star for the online age this is what you would get. She's gone metal on her new album and was on the cover of Kerrang earlier this year. This is legit going to be one of the year's most exciting shows, and I'm not saying that because I was in that weird cult of hers. Yes, she literally had her own cult. Tickets: https://www.seetickets.com/tour/poppy First album Poppy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FbdqwlR0H4 Second album Poppy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2pS9KN28U New album Poppy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoGhpYdebQ Amazing interview on regional US TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEF1qiFg5Dc

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Bloodsport (1988) - Netflix

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