FilmChief - Towards The Last Movies
Towards The Last Movies
29
April

30
April

5.15pm–10.45am


Before committing suicide one morning in 1980, Ian Curtis watched Stroszek (1967) by Werner Herzog on television. Bette Davis passed away in the presidential suite of San Sebastián’s finest hotel, where she had received the Donostia award and watched one of her earliest roles in Waterloo Bridge (1931), by James Whale. The Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, was shot and killed as he left a Stockholm cinema, having just seen Suzanne Osten’s The Mozart Brothers (1986). With no arrest, the gangster John Dillinger was shot by the FBI outside the theatre where he had just seen Manhattan Melodrama (1934), by W. S. Van Dyke.

In this radical, surprising and perhaps macabre programme, we present a selection of films seen by icons of the 20th century just before their deaths. In many cases, these are the final images they saw immediately before leaving this world. These are the “last movies” of Anne Frank, Kurt Cobain, Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Heaven’s Gate cult, among others. Unravelling in “order of disappearance”, this is the ultimate cinephile experience. Proposing an endurance trial throughout the night and ending the following morning, this 17-hour continuous programme will have a single ticket, and awards for persevering audience members. Contestants that reach the end of the screenings having followed all the guidelines will be awarded a BFF card valid for 6 months.


Developed in close collaboration with Batalha and presented here for the first time ever, The Last Movies is an extensive and regenerating film programme curated by Stanley Schtinter, an artist, writer and programmer who has been described as an exorcist by various British tabloid newspapers.



Curated by Stanley Schtinter


Read the Guidelines here.

Tickets available here.

Full programme

Manhattan Melodrama, W. S. Van Dyke, 1934

The Lighthouse by the Sea, Malcolm St. Clair, 1924

J’irai cracher sur vos tombes [excerto], Michel Gast, 1959

Edipo Re, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1967

Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson, 1962

The Mozart Brothers, Suzanne Osten, 1986

I Want to Live! [excerto], Robert Wise, 1958

Waterloo Bridge, James Whale, 1931

Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun, Werner Herzog, 1989

The Piano, Jane Campion, 1993

Secrets & Lies, Mike Leigh, 1996

Eyes Wide Shut [trailer], Stanley Kubrick, 1999

Next screenings

Screenings

Code Names

,

2022
Para Norte

,

2023
The Useless

,

2019
Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!

,

2020
A Força do Atrito

,

1993
Hoax

,

2005
18

,

2019
A School in Cerro Hueso

,

2021
A Lei da Terra

,

1977
The 400 Blows

,

1959
The Lady from Constantinople

,

1969
Adoro Ser Livre

,

2023
Vie privée

,

1962
Two Friends

,

1986
After Hours

,

1984
A Girl’s Own Story

,

1983
An Exercise in Discipline: Peel

,

1982
Passionless Moments

,

1983
West Indies, les nègres marrons de la liberté

,

1979
An Angel at My Table

,

1990
Sweetie

,

1989
Luta do Povo: Alfabetização em Santa Catarina

,

1976
Jornal Cinematográfico Nacional n.º 10

,

1976
As Desventuras de Drácula Von Barreto nas Terras da Reforma Agrária

,

1977
Time of Darkness

,

1987
E o Tempo... Atrás Voltou

,

1960
The Invention of Love

,

1965
The Celebration

,

1998
All That Jazz

,

1979
Caixa Aberta

,

2023
Ano Um

,

1975
Memórias das Minas de São Pedro da Cova

,

1975
Remains

,

2002
Bring Me the Head of Carmen M.

,

2019
Salt Fragments

,

2000
The Last Bath

,

2020
Cem Raios T'Abram

,

2015
Sleepwalkers

,

2014
Tito and the Birds

,

2018
Una isla para Miguel

,

1968
De cierta manera

,

1977
Toute une nuit

,

1982
Es.Col.A da Fontinha

,

2012
A Bruddah's Mind

,

2020
Coconut Head Generation

,

2023
Nation Estate

,

2012
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

,

2016
South

,

2020
Foragers

,

2022
Handsworth Songs

,

1986
The Pearl Button

,

2015
Seasick

,

2021
Once Removed

,

2019
Never Rest/Unrest

,

2020
República

,

2019
Camera Obscura

,

2023
Scrooged

,

1988
Dekalog: One

,

1988
Dekalog, osiem

,

1988
Cycling the Frame

,

1988
The Invisible Frame

,

2009
Adriana

,

2005
2720

,

2023
Um Medo Com Duas Grandes Faces

,

2022
What Time Is It There?

,

2001
Reproduta Interdita

,

1990
Tierra en Trance

,

2022
The Winged Stone

,

2023
Tonalli

,

2021
El nido del Sol

,

2021
The Sun Quartet, Part 4: Far from Ayotzinapa

,

2017
The Sun Quartet, Part 2: San Juan River

,

2017
The Sun Quartet, Part 1: SunStone

,

2017
Coyolxauhqui

,

2017
Have You Seen?

,

2017
Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine

,

2014
Low-Flying Aircraft

,

2002
Rebels of the Neon God

,

1992
Phantom Beirut

,

1998
The River

,

1997
Curso de Hipnotismo para Artistas Emergentes

,

2021
A River Called Titas

,

1973
Wonderwall

,

1968
Vive l’amour

,

1994
Nowhere

,

1997
Kung Fu Master!

,

1988
Pacific Club

,

2023
Clubbed to Death (Lola)

,

1996
Playback. Ensayo de una despedida

,

2019
Wildness

,

2012
Imaginary Friends (excerpt)

,

2019
Cool Strangers in the Night

,

2024
The Driver’s Seat

,

1974
Souvenirs of Serge

,

2011
The Hole

,

1998
Álbuns da Terra — Linha de Tempo (Performance)
Os Amigos do Gaspar: Uma Reunião na Cidade

,

2023
The Wayward Cloud

,

2005
1971 Shei Shob Din

,

2023
2nd Person

,

2022

Families

Code Names

,

2022
Para Norte

,

2023
The Useless

,

2019
Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!

,

2020
A Força do Atrito

,

1993
Hoax

,

2005
18

,

2019
A School in Cerro Hueso

,

2021
A Lei da Terra

,

1977
The 400 Blows

,

1959
The Lady from Constantinople

,

1969
Adoro Ser Livre

,

2023
Vie privée

,

1962
Two Friends

,

1986
After Hours

,

1984
A Girl’s Own Story

,

1983
An Exercise in Discipline: Peel

,

1982
Passionless Moments

,

1983
West Indies, les nègres marrons de la liberté

,

1979
An Angel at My Table

,

1990
Sweetie

,

1989
Luta do Povo: Alfabetização em Santa Catarina

,

1976
Jornal Cinematográfico Nacional n.º 10

,

1976
As Desventuras de Drácula Von Barreto nas Terras da Reforma Agrária

,

1977
Time of Darkness

,

1987
E o Tempo... Atrás Voltou

,

1960
The Invention of Love

,

1965
The Celebration

,

1998
All That Jazz

,

1979
Caixa Aberta

,

2023
Ano Um

,

1975
Memórias das Minas de São Pedro da Cova

,

1975
Remains

,

2002
Bring Me the Head of Carmen M.

,

2019
Salt Fragments

,

2000
The Last Bath

,

2020
Cem Raios T'Abram

,

2015
Sleepwalkers

,

2014
Tito and the Birds

,

2018
Una isla para Miguel

,

1968
De cierta manera

,

1977
Toute une nuit

,

1982
Es.Col.A da Fontinha

,

2012
A Bruddah's Mind

,

2020
Coconut Head Generation

,

2023
Nation Estate

,

2012
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

,

2016
South

,

2020
Foragers

,

2022
Handsworth Songs

,

1986
The Pearl Button

,

2015
Seasick

,

2021
Once Removed

,

2019
Never Rest/Unrest

,

2020
República

,

2019
Camera Obscura

,

2023
Scrooged

,

1988
Dekalog: One

,

1988
Dekalog, osiem

,

1988
Cycling the Frame

,

1988
The Invisible Frame

,

2009
Adriana

,

2005
2720

,

2023
Um Medo Com Duas Grandes Faces

,

2022
What Time Is It There?

,

2001
Reproduta Interdita

,

1990
Tierra en Trance

,

2022
The Winged Stone

,

2023
Tonalli

,

2021
El nido del Sol

,

2021
The Sun Quartet, Part 4: Far from Ayotzinapa

,

2017
The Sun Quartet, Part 2: San Juan River

,

2017
The Sun Quartet, Part 1: SunStone

,

2017
Coyolxauhqui

,

2017
Have You Seen?

,

2017
Impressions for a Light and Sound Machine

,

2014
Low-Flying Aircraft

,

2002
Rebels of the Neon God

,

1992
Phantom Beirut

,

1998
The River

,

1997
Curso de Hipnotismo para Artistas Emergentes

,

2021
A River Called Titas

,

1973
Wonderwall

,

1968
Vive l’amour

,

1994
Nowhere

,

1997
Kung Fu Master!

,

1988
Pacific Club

,

2023
Clubbed to Death (Lola)

,

1996
Playback. Ensayo de una despedida

,

2019
Wildness

,

2012
Imaginary Friends (excerpt)

,

2019
Cool Strangers in the Night

,

2024
The Driver’s Seat

,

1974
Souvenirs of Serge

,

2011
The Hole

,

1998
Álbuns da Terra — Linha de Tempo (Performance)
Os Amigos do Gaspar: Uma Reunião na Cidade

,

2023
The Wayward Cloud

,

2005
1971 Shei Shob Din

,

2023
2nd Person

,

2022

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