The Pope’s impending visit to a small Uruguayan town stimulates a flurry of activity among the poorest residents, who hope to strike it rich by catering to the needs of the 50,000 expected pilgrims.

Convinced that his idea is the best, one man uses up his family´s savings to build a paying toilet . . . El Bano del Papa (The Pope’s Toilet) is a humorous and poignant story of dignity and solidarity that demonstrates the human impact of poverty and employment.

Director: César Charlone – 85 mins

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.

Ravn (Peter Ganzler), the head of an IT firm, has always told his staff that there was a mysterious, absent boss so that when difficult decisions needed to be made, he could put the blame on someone else. However when he wants to sell the company, he is required to get this shadowy CEO to appear and sign away the firm, and must get an unemployed actor, Stoffer (Jens Albinus), to play what becomes the role of a lifetime. The film deals with sex, power, and manipulation.

Director – Lars von Trier, 99 minutes

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion with Paul A Taylor (editor of International Zizek Journal)

Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.

Blistering, satirical documentary about the closing of the General Motors plants in Flint, Michigan in the mid-1980s. This move, which eliminated 33,000 jobs and left the one-industry town destitute, was a particularly bitter tragedy, considering that Flint was the town that gave birth to General Motors during post-war boom era of the 1950s. The film revolves around Moore’s dogged attempts to gain an interview with Roger Smith, the elusive and well-insulated head of GM and the man responsible for the layoffs. While tracking the eponymous Roger, Moore takes time out to record the devastation of Flint and the desperate, often unintentionally hilarious attempts of the citizens and the city fathers to deal with the catastrophe.

Director – Michael Moore, 91 minutes

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.

This will be an evening of short films, discussion, music and a slightly bizarre raffle with random DVDs and books on offer.

Films will include I am Somebody by Madeline Anderson. In 1969, 400 poorly paid Black women – hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina – went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in confrontation with the National Guard and the state government. Directed by Madeline Anderson, who was part of a production team for Black Journal – presenting an African American audience with a Black perspective for the first time in America. Described as an ‘inspirational picture’, the short film demonstrates just how stratified society is. 28 minutes.

Films start at 7.45. Entry to film £3 or £2 for unwaged, low waged or students.