The Marx Brothers’ classic anarchic comedy! To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus Firefly is appointed its new president. Firefly is a cynical, sarcastic dictator who refuses to play politics by the book. When Firefly falls out with a neighbouring country’s ambassador over Mrs Teasdale, war between the countries is declared. Who will save the day?

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion on the Marx Brothers, anarchism and film.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

The next film co-operative evening is unique and brilliant. We’ll be screening some of the lesser known satirical, activist and animated films by Emily James, exec producer of Age of Stupid and currently making the crowdsourced activist film Just do it! Get off your arse and save the world.

Mark Ashmore of Future Artists co-operative – and film collaborator with Emily – will present the evening, which will focus on co-operation in new media and how social networks have helped people just do it in film and activism.

As it’s the December screening we’ll also be having a comedy raffle. Emily has offered two pairs of tickets to the premiere of Just do it!, there will be a copy of the Actors’ Guide to Survival from Future Artists. But as always the best things are things you don’t want – books, perfume, socks, whatever. Please bring them along and throw in for the raffle. It’s a kind of like a crowdsourced raffle.

Anyway, it will be a great evening. Please get there earlyish as probably will be busy.

Evening starts at 7.45, with film, raffle, drinks, discussion, music, the lot.

Entry £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.

Joe Morton stars in John Sayles’ dramatic comedy, playing “The Brother,” an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing “Another Planet,” crash-lands in New York.

Picked up as homeless, he is deposited in Harlem. The sweetnatured and honest Brother looks like any other black man, except that he is mute and his feet each have three large toes.

The Brother has telekinetic powers but, unable to speak, he struggles to express himself and adjust to his new surroundings. A satirical metaphor about immigration, racism and borders in the US.

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion led by Andy Willis, film lecturer and specialist.

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged, students or OAPs.