The Opening of Ars Independent 2019

Katowice! This Tuesday – September 24 – the Black Horse goes off to gallop on an audio-visual trip through Arabian cinema, accompanied by the sounds of electro-pop. Love & Revenge is a show opening this year’s edition of the festival. Time and place: 8pm, the Rialto Cinema.

Love & Revenge is a project of a quartet of young creators from France and Lebanon – their attempt to review Arabian films of the 20th century, from the ‘40s to the ‘90s. Its authors’ main idea is to pay homage to the region’s cinema and take another look at its legacy. They implement this plan by mixing a cinematic mash-up with solid, electronic beats and samples of Middle Eastern instruments. Let them drag you into this multi-layered, psychedelic, bouncy adventure!

Tickets for the event, priced at 13 PLN, can be purchased at the Rialto Cinema and the website Entry to the Festival Opening is also granted by festival passes and accreditations.

It’s worth mentioning that on this day, the passes and accreditations will be available for pick up (in the form of an ID armband and welcome pack) at the Rialto Cinema from 7pm to 10pm.

And after all that’s done, the festival club Drzwi Zwane Koniem will host the DJ Missy Ness. In keeping with the opening’s atmosphere, she will serve up her own mixes of Arab vocals with contemporary music. Entry to the afterparty is free of charge.

The event is organized by the cultural institution Katowice City of Gardens and the City of Katowice.