Saturday, 2 November
book presentation: Puncture / Slash
Book presentation Spanish Pricks: A History of Cine quinqui in the heroin years – Jeffrey’s underground cinemas
45 min reading with slides and a live soundtrack by Sergio
Soon after Franco died, Spain was engulfed in an untimely heroin epidemic.
Its impact was so devastating that Spanish society questioned its newfound prosperity, revisited the concept of liberty, discussed old and new ideas of masculinity.
Images of needles played an important part in that introspection.
Far from being intellectual essay-films, early cine quinqui looked more like Blaxploitation films of the late 60s in USA.
But before long, the queer community, the punk scene, and even some snobbish arthouse filmmakers
had caught the quinqui bug…
Date & Time:
- book shop/info shop/library