The Shock of the Future 15

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This film was last shown on 19 September 2019

"An inspired tribute to electronic music and its pioneers."

La Nouvelle Republique

"A sensitive and sweet film, which reminds us that electro is not just for guys, far from it."

Nova Magazine, France

Paris, 1978. Ana (Alma Jodorowsky) is frustrated by writing jingles for commercials. She wants to write her own songs, but everything she writes sounds stale and old. All this changes when a friend brings her a new electronic gadget - one of the first beatboxes to be imported into France.

Directed by French electronica pioneer Marc Collin of the band Nouvelle Vague, the film is a love letter to the unacknowledged women pioneers of the French electronic music movement. Featuring an incredible soundtrack, including music by The Human League, Suicide, Devo and Throbbing Gristle, Shock of the Future is a feel-good tribute to a movement that had a major influence on contemporary pop music.

The 18.15 screening on Friday the 13th September will feature a special introduction from artist and electronic music expert Caro C. Presented in partnership with Sensoria Festival

Or join us after the 15:30 screening of Saturday 14th September for a FREE Intro to Ableton workshop for womxn. Click here for more details.


Marc Collin
1 hour 24 minutes
Alma Jodorowsky, Geoffrey Carey, Philippe Rebbot


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