An Alternative to Mainstream Cinema is Popping Up in Thailand

There’s nothing wrong with blockbuster movies. Sure, the balance between story and special effects can be a little one-sided but sometimes all cinema goers want is to see a good car chase or something being blown up. The ridiculous nature of modern day super hero films and physics-defying action films is all a part of the fun.

Audiences seek an escape that won’t make them think too heavily about the logistics of such trivial things as plot, and with Hollywood churning out so many new franchises on such a regular basis, as well as rehashing a lot of old ones, there is a plethora of eye popping spectacles to choose from.

A problem with Blockbuster movies though is that they can get a bit repetitive. There are only so many times one can watch cars chasing each other around or transforming into robots before it all gets a little too tedious. The great thing about Cinema is that it incorporates many art forms through the one medium and it has the potential to inspire and influence the viewer both creatively and philosophically. For those of you who lean towards the more thought provoking movies that are out there, we have good news. ‘Future shorts’, an International cinematic community, is bringing “Pop-Up” cinema to Thailand.

Pop-up Cinema features short arty films from around the globe. The opening event starts on August 16 at the RMA Institute on Sukhumvit Soi 22 in Bangkok, from 4:30pm to 10:00pm.

For information on how to book tickets pop into their facebook page: Pop Up Cinema // Summer Season 2015.

The event is sure to be a welcome relief for Cinema goers in Bangkok who need to fill their minds with something other than special effects.

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