We are approaching the longest film of our Peter Watkins retrospective! THE JOURNEY is a true mammoth project of 873 minutes length and shot across many, many countries. We're screening the film over the course of a whole months in parts, so you can watch the whole film or just episodes of it.
We've created a special ticket price for everyone who wants to see it in its entirety: get a The Journey Ticket before May 27 and pay only 24€ (21€ reduced) for all screenings combined! After the screening of the first part, you can only get individual tickets for the regular price of 8€ (7€ reduced) per screening.
RESAN / THE JOURNEY (AU/CA/DK/FI/IT/JP/NZ/SU/SE/NO 1987, 873 MIN, ENGLISH)
Wednesday, May 27 at 6.30pm (part 1-3, 141 min) with an introduction by Gareth Evans
Sunday, June 3 at 7pm (part 4-7, 174 min)
Sunday, June 10 at 7pm (part 8-10, 153 min)
Sunday, June 17 at 4pm (part 11-13, 136 min)
Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm (part 14-16, 150 min)
Saturday, June 30 at 7pm (part 17-19, 139 min)
THE JOURNEY is an example of a true international, collaborative cinema, made over the period of three years over numerous countries. The film offers a global perspective on the impact of nuclear arms technology, in turn raising questions around military spending, gender politics, and environmental issues. Watkins spent eighteen months editing the more than 100 hours of footage he compiled, weaving together extended family interviews, documentation of the global arms race, recollections of survivors of the bombings in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Hamburg, community psychodramas of possible disaster scenarios, and works by other artists. Watkins has crafted a film that is vital both in its critique and analysis and in its effort to inspire new ways of using information and the media. The film’s importance and its attempt to create a blueprint for a critical media has only become more necessary over the intervening years.