Liberty Cinema has 500 members, and many of them participated in the season screening on Thursday, September 14. “We are a collective cinema that works with other associations to…
Liberty Cinema has 500 members, and many of them participated in the season screening on Thursday, September 14. “We are an associational cinema that works with other associations to create connections. This is what makes us innovative and this is what makes us innovative and our strength,” recalled Anne-Marie Bonhill, president of the association, at the opening of the evening.
It was David Tarif, director of the chamber, who then explained the events of the next season after presenting a visual presentation. If, of course, the room shows all the films that the general public expects, what makes it specific is to open the public’s mind to the rather distant world that surrounds us, to its current affairs and issues. This is done first through programming weeks dedicated to foreign films: Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American or Italian. It also does this through its participation in the Documentary Month and in Operation Unipop “City to City”.
Documentary Month will take place in November with three films presented by their directors dealing with a woman’s lobotomy (Ana Rosa), refugees (The Fighter), or New York’s legendary Chelsea Hotel. Every month Unipop presents a film followed by a conference held live from the Jean Eustache cinema in Pessac.
The entirety of Lars van Trier
The Liberty also targets film buffs with its “Arthouse” program offering a surprise every month and events such as a full-length Lars Van Trier film or the “Play it Again” festival that allows you to re-watch great classics. Meetings with managers are always very popular. The audience will be able to talk to Roland Nourier about his film “Yalla Gaza” or Brice Gravelle about “Gifi des idées de genius.” Another feature of the cinema is its interest in young audiences through the Ciné Mômes sessions, the Petites Spools festival, film schools and colleges and the Comett Festival. In April, volunteers will finally renew the “Cineculte” festival, which was successfully established in 2023.