From 8 June to 12 June, the Tyneside Cinema, Vane gallery and ¡Vamos! Festival will pay homage to one of Spain’s most fascinating contemporary filmmakers and artists, Bigas Luna. The programme will feature some of Bigas Luna’s most striking films and video artworks along with Q & A sessions, a themed party inspired by Bigas Luna’s films and Spanish food inspired by the films. The event is organised by Dr Santiago Fouz Hernández, Reader in Hispanic Studies at Durham University in collaboration with Bigas Luna’s daughter, Betty Bigas.
Vane gallery video art exhibition (‘Barbaric Comedies’) opens on Wednesday 8 June. Preview Friday 10 June 5.30-7.30 PM.
‘Iberian Trilogy’ screenings include introduction by Santiago Fouz Hernández and Q&A with Betty Bigas and casting director Consol Tura: Friday 10th June: 8PM Jamón, jamón ; Saturday 11th June: 5PM Golden Balls ; 8.30PM, The Tit and the Moon. Additionally, Bigas Luna’s last film Didi Hollywood will be shown on Sunday 12th June at 3PM with introduction by Santiago Fouz Hernández.
Tyneside Bar Café will have a special menu all weekend with food and drink inspired by the films and will host the after party on Friday 10th from 10.30PM. Sunday brunch from 10AM.
¡Vamos! social will have a mardi grass event on Saturday 11th from 11PM.
For more information see attached flyer or the Homage to Bigas Luna website.


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