Alternative Screen

Public screenings in cinema spaces Film Club: Viewing and Programming

13 Mar 2015 - 11 Mar 2016

A Bao A Qu

Auditori de Sant Martí, Barcelona

A group of young people aged from 15 to 19 years old, programme a film series of auteur cinema at the Sant Martí Auditorium (Barcelona), a cultural venue from the municipality. They get together every week, to organize a monthly screening. The group is responsible of the selection of the films, the communication, the design of the posters, etc. They are mentored by film professionals from A Bao A Qu.

From March 2015, a group of young cinephiles from 15 to 19 years old are organizing Alternative Screen, a film series of auteur cinema especially addressed to young audiences. The collective has named itself ‘Unió Jove Alternativa Cinemàtica’ (‘Young Alternative Cinematic Union).

The screenings take place once a month on Friday at 19h30. The young members of UJAC select the films, create the design of the communication formats, elaborate the information sheets, present the films, invite filmmakers and film professionals to participate in certain screenings and organize the Q&A sessions. The programme is clearly committed to auteur cinema, thus creating a space where young people can discover an unknown cinema for the majority of them, or a cinema that is difficult for them to access.

The young group meets weekly, every Friday evening. In the meetings, they talk about cinema, watch excerpts from possible films to programme, discuss how the screenings will be organized and arrange diffusion and communication actions. In the meetings, also professionals from A Bao A Qu’s team participate.

In the framework of Moving Cinema as well, young people participate in the screening and dialogues within film festivals and cinemas.

For the development of different actions, the group organizes commissions: contents, diffusion, design. During the first months of the project, A Bao A Qu organizes specific meetings with different professionals to give them ideas, strategies and tools. In this way, for example, they have had meetings with designers or social network specialists.

The screenings are free and opened to all movie enthusiasts. They take place in the Sant Martí Auditorium, a municipal venue recently inaugurated, which is aimed at fostering and invigorating cultural activity in the district located at Barcelona’s periphery, which didn’t count until recently on any cultural venue.


Sobre la marxa by Jordi Morató (Sobre la marxa: the Creator of the Jungle, Spain, 2013) / March 11th 2016

Mauvais Sang by Leos Carax (Bad Blood, France, Switzerland, 1986) / January 22nd 2016

Good Bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker (Germany, 2003) / February 26th (Exchange with the Young Programmers from Edinburgh)

Control by Anton Corbijn (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Japan, 2007) / December 11th 2015

Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, France and Norway, 2011) / November 13th 2015

Låt den rätte komma in by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Sweden, 2008) / October 31st 2015

Sommaren med Monika by Ingmar Bergman (Summer with Monika, Sweden, 1953) / September 18th 2015

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Tony Richardson (United Kingdom, 1962) / June 26th 2015

The Cinema of Isaki Lacuesta / May 29th 2015
Excerpts from:
La leyenda del tiempo
(Spain, 2006)
Los condenados (The Damned
, Spain, 2009)
Los pasos dobles
(The Double Steps, Spain, 2011)
La propera pell (The Next Skin
, Spain, 2015)

La promesse by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium, 1996) / April 17th 2015

Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant (France, United States, 2007) / March 13th 2015