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Issue 2479

Luis Bunuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational

This exhibition presents a retrospective of the Spanish surrealist film maker Luis Bunuel. It spans his career from his first film

Un Chien Andalou (1929) to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1970).

Bunuel was part of the Spanish avant garde along with artist Salvador Dali and poet Federico Garcia Lorca.

This always stayed with him, but he moved leftwards.While his work wasn’t always succesful, it poked fun at capitalist norms.

As he once said, he made movies “to show that this is not the best of all possible worlds”.

Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London SW1Y 5AH. Until 6 December ica.org.uk #SurrealSelfie

Chicago: The Great teachers’ strike

This play tells the story of the Chicago Teachers Union’s battle to defend education in 2012.

Their mass walkout managed to stall the corporate onslaught.

It weaves together music, inspirational video footage and interviews to show Chicago’s lessons for working class resistance.

The Banner Theatre Blackheath Newbridge Club, 22 Charlton Rd, London, SE2 7HG. 7.30pm, 28 November. Tickets £10, concessions £5. For more information email [email protected]

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