Filtering by: London Film Clubs
Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kennington Noir presents: The Crooked Way (Cinema Musuem, 19 Dec)

Crooked-Way-poster.jpg

The Cinema Museum, Wed 19 Dec 2018 @ 19:30

Kennington Noir Presents The Crooked Way (1949), directed by Robert Florey, and starring John Payne, Sonny Tufts and Ellen Drew. Featuring the wonderful dark and atmospheric cinematography of John Alton.

Post-WWII films were festooned with amnesiac ex-GIs finding themselves mixed up with crime. In The Crooked Way, John Payne plays memory-deficient veteran Eddie Rice, who runs foul of a mobster (Sonny Tufts) and a police inspector. Both the crooks and the cops seem to have good reason to despise Rice, and he’d like to find out why. He won’t get any help from his wife Nina (Ellen Drew), however, since she is as hostile towards Rice as everyone else. Gradually, Rice puts the pieces together and discovers that he’s far better off not remembering his former self.

View Event →

Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)
Dec
5
7:45 PM19:45

Pin Cushion (Screen 25, 5 December)

MV5BOTk3NjUxMDctOWNlMi00MmRiLWFmY2UtMjc2NjRjNDc1NzJkXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyODgyNDQxNzA@._V1_.jpg

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:45 PM  10:30 PM

Harris Academy South Norwood, 2 Cumberlow Avenue, London, SE25 6AE 

A chance to see this distinctive directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, courtesy of Norwood film club Screen 25.

Pin Cushion is an eerie and original family drama that explores parent-child relationships through a unique perspective. Lyn and her daughter Iona move to a new town and are excited for the adventure ahead. Iona makes friends with the popular girls at school, while Lyn is learning to put herself out there and meet new people. However their relationship begins to strain and crack under the pressure of these new friendships, as they both come to realise that not all is what it may seem.

A directorial debut from British filmmaker Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion is told through fairytale imagery, eccentric fantasy, and occasional lies. This visually stunning piece is an astute commentary on the complexity of womanhood and female friendship.

.



View Event →
Screen 25 presents APOSTASY (Wednesday, November 14)
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Screen 25 presents APOSTASY (Wednesday, November 14)

MV5BMTUxMzQ2OTE4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDk1ODMzMzI@._V1_.jpg

November 14| 7:45 PM| Harris Academy South Norwood|

A empathetic yet heartbreaking drama, set in the closeted Jehovah’s Witnesses communities of the UK, is Screen 25’s offer this coming Wednesday 14 November. Check the Smoke Screen review here if you are looking for a reason to go, it really is a superb debut film made with an insider’s touch.

——

Dir. Daniel Kokotajlo • 2018 • UK • Drama • 95 mins • Cert PG

What would you do if you had to choose between your faith and your family? Daniel Kokotajilo’s brazen and honest debut lifts the veil on life in a tight-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, told through the eyes of a family entrenched in a crisis of faith.

Alex, Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation. Unless Ivanna and Alex can persuade her to return, they must shun her completely.

Written and directed by a former Jehovah's Witness, Apostasy provides a rare insight into the complex nature of faith, family, duty and love.

View Event →
Scary Movies - Short Film Night at Wimbledon Film Club (13 November)
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Scary Movies - Short Film Night at Wimbledon Film Club (13 November)

feature_PennyDropped-1.jpg

| 13 November|7.15pm Buy tickets here.

It is always good to see a new London film club pop up on the radar, and in this case, Wimbledon have one that appears to be launching strong. The Wimbledon Library Film Club is screening this coming week a collection of horror short-films including the critically acclaimed The Penny Dropped, and Scarlet Says. Several filmmakers will be in attendance.

View Event →
Cine-Real presents The Hills Have Eyes (31 October)
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Cine-Real presents The Hills Have Eyes (31 October)

the-hills-have-eyes_592x299-7.jpg

Castle Cinema 31 October 7pm

On the way to California, the Carter family's car breaks down and they become stranded in the Nevada Desert in an area closed to the public. They are attacked by a group of violent savages and are forced to fight for their lives...

Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre presents DEMON SEED (30 October)
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents DEMON SEED (30 October)

2321a376-8732-4b68-b880-e304f61ee390.jpg

The Castle Cinema|30 October| 7.30pm

The Smoke Screen’s favourite science fiction film club returns before going on a two-month break.

Child psychologist Susan Harris (Julie Christie) lives with her husband, Alan (Fritz Weaver), in a home operated by a computer program. When Alan invents Proteus IV, an artificial intelligence system capable of advanced thought, his obsession with technology strains their relationship. But Susan sees the true power of her husband's invention when Proteus IV takes her hostage in her own home and reveals its ultimate desire: a child of its own, conceived in her womb and destined for domination...

“Remarkably prescient in its tackling of issues the cinema is only now catching up with, and Christie adds depth to the lady-in-peril heroine.”
-Empire

View Event →
Exploding Cinema (6 October)
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Exploding Cinema (6 October)

EC-6_10_18-CM-flyer-1.jpg

Cinema Museum| 6 October| 7pm

Exploding Cinema is London’s longest running film club. Since 1991 they have been showing independent short films in derelict car parks, squats, the back rooms of pubs, deconsecrated churches, railway arches, boats and anywhere else that isn’t a Cinema. The shows are totally open access: anyone can have their film shown as long as it’s under 20 minutes. 

For the last few years Exploding have been putting on shows at the Cinema Museum, promoting fresh new shorts and turning the venue into a psychedelic wonderland with their massive collection of old projectors painting the walls with found footage and weird super 8.

www.explodingcinema.org

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start.

View Event →
Painfully Funny: The Films of Elaine May presented by the Badlands Collective ( 21-23 September)
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Painfully Funny: The Films of Elaine May presented by the Badlands Collective ( 21-23 September)

00533.jpeg

Female writer-director Elaine May gets given her due courtesy of film programmers The Badlands Collective in a four-film season running in late September.

A key figure in the New Hollywood movement that emerged in the 1970s, but arguably overlooked today, Elaine May subverted the romantic comedy with A New Leaf (1971) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972), and then put Peter Falk and John Cassavetes together to explosive effect in the thriller Mikey and Nicky (1976) before helming the flop Ishtar (1987). The latter film never recovered from its toxic pre-release publicity and remains the last film she has directed. 

Believing that this director needs re-appraisal and celebration post-Ishtar, The Badlands Collective will present Elaine May's four features together at the ICA on rarely screened 35mm prints:

Friday 21 September, 6:30pm

A New Leaf

Saturday 22 September, 6:30pm

The Heartbreak Kid

Sunday 23 September, 4pm

Mikey and Nicky

Sunday 23 September, 6:30pm

Ishtar

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre Presents: The Truman Show (17 September)+TALK: Lights, Camera, Love
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Science Fiction Theatre Presents: The Truman Show (17 September)+TALK: Lights, Camera, Love

 Original poster design //  Adam Forster

Original poster design // Adam Forster

The Institute of Light|17 September 8pm

Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has a seemingly idyllic lifestyle: a secure job, a loving family and a peaceful home. Yet, unbeknownst to him, his entire existence has been one long TV series, the people around him Hollywood actors, the town a massive studio set, and the whole show orchestrated by a visionary director (Ed Harris)…

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Tony Milligan, teaching fellow in ethics and the philosophy of religion at Kings College London, who will explore the theme that even when technology remains within our control, love stays resistant.

View Event →
Arrow Video All-Nighter at the Prince Charles Cinema (28 Jul 2018)
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Arrow Video All-Nighter at the Prince Charles Cinema (28 Jul 2018)

7279251.jpg

Prince Charles Cinema|Sat 28 Jul 2018|9.15pm

Tickets and Details.

The Arrow Video Club is returning to The Prince Charles Cinema for another all-nighter that roams through 80s schlock horror adventures and zombie hoards in DEMONS and NIGHTMARE CITY, to evading killers in stalk ‘n slash fests DOOM ASYLUM and SATAN’S BLADE. Expect a surprise film also.

Arrow Video staff will be on hand all evening for giveaways, party pranks and offering a selection of Arrow Video goodies for sale. Check out Arrow's incredible catalogue here.

View Event →
BRICK (2005) - Forever Young Film Club at Deptford Cinema  (July 18)
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

BRICK (2005) - Forever Young Film Club at Deptford Cinema (July 18)

brick.jpeg

Deptford Cinema| Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:30 PM  

Tickets and details here.

The Forever Young Film Club are a new film collective determined to celebrate and reappraise classic coming-of-age and teen films, while also exploring lesser known gems through regular screenings and events.

High school loner Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) discovers a note leading him to a pay phone, where he receives a call from his distraught ex-girlfriend begging him for help. She mentions a "brick” before abruptly hanging up and disappearing completely. Brendan sets about obsessively investigating what happened to her, following various clues that come his way - photographs, a party invitation, a piece of paper with a cryptic sign and the word 'midnight'…

Before The Last Jedi and Looper, there was Brick, Rian Johnson’s slick, genre subverting, teen film noir. Don’t be fooled, Johnson’s debut feature is not some whimsical Bugsy Malone type spoof. It is a serious, stylised, hardboiled thriller, a sharp mind game and darkly amusing take on the isolated world of high school.

 

*Doors Open 7pm*
*Programme Start 7.30pm*
*Age Restriction over 15*

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre presents The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) +Talk (July 16)
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) +Talk (July 16)

curse-of-frankenstein1.jpg

Institute of Light|16July|7pm

Tickets and Details

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Science Fiction Theatre  present a screening of The Curse of Frankenstein, Hammer’s first ever colour horror film, and the first of their critically acclaimed Frankenstein series. Along with a talk before the film by Dr Kathryn Harkup, author of Making the Monster, attendees get a ticket souvenir featuring a new take on the movie's poster from NIck Taylor (see above).

View Event →
Talkies Community Cinema presents 20 Feet from Stardom + live band (Sat 30 June 2018 )
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Talkies Community Cinema presents 20 Feet from Stardom + live band (Sat 30 June 2018 )

TwentyFeetFromStardom.jpg

Waterhouse hall theatre | June 30| 7pm

The box office sensation from acclaimed director Morgan Neville, shines a spotlight on the untold stories behind some of the greatest musical hits of the 21st century.

Joyous and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung talents who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent singing in the shadows of the stars.

Featuring Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega with backing from Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler.

 With live music beforehand from local band ‘That Blue Patch’

View Event →
Screen 25 presents Being Blacker + Q&A + short at The Harris Academy (Wednesday 27 June)
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Screen 25 presents Being Blacker + Q&A + short at The Harris Academy (Wednesday 27 June)

feature_beingblacker.jpg

The Harris Academy| Wednesday 27 June

Get tickets

After a ten-year absence, acclaimed filmmaker Molly Dineen is back with a new feature documentary, an intimate portrait of Jamaican-born reggae producer, father and pillar of the Brixton community, Blacker Dread. Presented by Screen25 and part of South Norwood Community Festival, the screening will be followed by director Q&A. Presented by Screen 25 of Norwood.

View Event →
GIRLHOOD (2014) - Forever Young Film Club (Deptford Cinema, 22 June)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

GIRLHOOD (2014) - Forever Young Film Club (Deptford Cinema, 22 June)

MV5BMTk1NDM3MjM5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjE1MjA4MTE@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,999_AL_.jpg

22 June| 7pm| Deptford Cinema

Tickets and Details

A new film club that looks to re-evaualte the coming-of-age drama, Forever Young have director Céline Sciamma's frank, well-acted and vibrant Girlhood as their next film on June 22.

Growing up in the tough Parisian projects with an oppressive home life, 16 year old Marieme, disillusioned with school and her options for the future, is drawn into a stylish and feisty gang of young women. In their arms she finds promise of escape, reinvention and most of all, confidence and worth. However this new found empowerment is not without its challenges.

Alongside dramas Water Lilies (2007) and Tomboy (2011), the third film in director Céline Sciamma's self-proclaimed coming-of-age trilogy once again delicately dabbles with themes of identity and solidarity. Sciamma utilises her trademark of working with non-actors, not only drawing out astonishing performances from newcomers Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla, but creating a very authentic feeling depiction of electric, young female friendship.

French, with English subtitles.

 

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre Presents The Handmaid's Tale + Talk (Institute of Light, 18 June)
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Science Fiction Theatre Presents The Handmaid's Tale + Talk (Institute of Light, 18 June)

handmaids-tale_jpg_w1000_bordered.jpg

Institute of Light| 18 June | 7pm

Tickets and details

Sci-fi afficionadoes Science Fiction Theatre are back at Hackney's Institute of Light for another screening, this time unearthing the feature film adaptation of Margaret Atwood's acclaimed dystopian novel about a dark future where women are subdued into a breeding underclass by a twisted, fascist-ruled  The Republic of Gilead (the former United States). A more recent Hulu TV adaptation starring Elisabeth Moss has been met with rave reviews and awards. This feature adaptation, dating back to 1990, hailed from director Volker Schlöndorff.

Before the film, Dr Caroline Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at BirkbeckUniversity of London, will consider the impact of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in the context of Hulu’s TV adaptation and the Trump administration.

As with all Science Fiction Theatre screenings, ticket buyers will get a small card print with a specialy-designed promotional image as a receipt, and the original poster design for the event from Freya Betts will be available to buy

View Event →
Screen 25 presents The Square + Q&A with art gallery owner (May 23)
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Screen 25 presents The Square + Q&A with art gallery owner (May 23)

Screen 25| 23 May 7.30pm

Tickets and information here


Another chance to see Ruben Ostland's biting satire on the art world and middle-class attitudes at the friendly neighbourhood Norwood-based Screen 25 film club. With a Q&A from a Croydon gallery owner about the realities of running a contemporary art venue!

Details:

Dir. Ruben Östlund • 2017 • Sweden • Comedy • 151 mins • Cert 15

Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund returns with The Square, a knife-sharp comedy satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age. Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this film will have you in stitches at the absurdity of the modern art world.

Christian (Claes Bang) is a divorced but devoted father of two, and the respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He's gearing up to launch their next exhibition, ‘The Square’, a daring installation examining selflessness and our duty to help others.

However, Christian's own views on social responsibility are put to the test when he becomes the victim of a scam, forcing him to question the world around him and his place within it. Meanwhile, a shocking viral stunt cooked up by the museum's PR agency is met with public outcry, sending Christian – and the museum – into an existential crisis.

With pitch-perfect performances, inventive set pieces and a cutting deadpan wit, The Square is a hilarious, unique and often surreal look at idealism, hypocrisy and cynicism in the modern world.

Join us after the film for a discussion with Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, owner of Croydon's RISE Gallery, about the realities of opening and running a contemporary art gallery.

 

 

 

View Event →
Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cigarette Burns presents: The Legend of Hell House in 35mm with director Q&A (20th Dec at Regent St Cinema)

Regent Street Cinema.

 20th December, tickets here.

The notorious purveyor of 35mm cult delights - Cigarette Burns - returns in time for the festive season. And appropriately, a Christmas movie is in the offing...although Christmas by way of the CB means something a little different from snowmen and elfs. And so on the 20th of December, the CB will screen 70s horror flick The Legend of Hell House. 

Scripted by Richard Matheson (Twilight Zone TV show, I am Legend, aka Omega Man, aka Last Man On Earth, Stir of Echos etc) and based on his book Hell House, Legend of Hell House is directed by John Hough (Twins of Evil, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, Watch in the Woods, Escape from Witch Mountain). In the words of the CB "together they managed to create one on the most striking and terrifying haunted house films of all time. 
Sure, it's not a film with knife wielding Santas, angry snowmen, or even revenge seeking trees. Yet, it tells the story of an intrepid, if slightly terrified group of "sensitives" spending the night in a haunted house, a house they first enter on the 20th December. 
The question is - when do they leave....?" 

After the film, Cigarette Burns will  welcome director John Hough in conversation with acclaimed film writer and journalist Kim Newman.

View Event →
The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE  (19 December, Picturehouse Central
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Final Girls present: BODY TROUBLE (19 December, Picturehouse Central

Picturehouse Central, 19th December at 6.30pm.

The Final Girls is a London-based screening series exploring the intersection between horror film and feminism, and on 19 December they have a  particularly intense double bill planned; BODY TROUBLE; a French Extremity programme, playing at Picturehouse Central.

The Final Girls pay homage to a particularly gruesome time in French film history dubbed  the "New French Extremity" period, with a double dose of body horror. First up is A l’interieur (Inside), followed by Dans ma peau (In my skin). Both films place female neuroses at their core, going to more than a few extremes while doing so.ost a panel discussion about the way the films of the New French Extremity tackled body horror, female psyschosis and the slasher tropes.

View Event →
Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Talkies Cinema presents WHO AM I? (30 Nov)

WED 30 NOV 7.30

THE FOX, Palmers Green on Wednesday 30 November 2016
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Ticket Price: £5.00*

BUY TICKETS £5

READ MORE

An evening of short films celebrating upcoming film talent and featuring the Premiere of local writer/director Artemis Seeker-Rigas' film ANOTHER MAN. 

View Event →
 Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Stanley's Film Club - Kate Plays Christine (30 November)

30 November. Stanley Halls 6pm

Tickets: £8 / £6 members

Timings: Doors 7pm / Film 8pm

Stanley’s Film Club is a part-time cinema in the heart of South Norwood that screens a diverse range of independent films,  new releases, cult classics, documentaries and short films, now screening weekly at the gorgeous Stanley Halls. Find out more at www.stanleysfilmclub.com

On 30 November the club will be screening a film that comes highly recommended buy the Smoke Screen: Kate Plays Christine (see the review here.) This leftfield "documentary" follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil preparing to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Filmmaker Robert Greene takes a very particular approach to nonfiction storytelling with this subject however, using Kate Lyn Sheil as a conduit to understanding the impossibly complex issues relating to how actors approach filming the life of someone who took their own, and how we as a society continue to probe the dead for entertainment material long after they are gone. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0PafiJERYc&noredirect=1

 

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Science Fiction Theatre presents: WESTWORLD (1978)

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 28th November // 8pm

On Monday 28th November The Science Fiction Theatre screening Westworld, the 1973 thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton: perfect for fans of the new hit HBO based on the same source material.

After paying a sizable entrance fee, businessman Blane (James Brolin) and lawyer Martin (Richard Benjamin) take a dream holiday to the newly opened technological paradise Westworld, a futuristic theme park offering its visitors all the thrills, but none of the dangers, of the old Wild West, which is recreated by supposedly harmless robots. However, when one of the computerized gunslingers (Yul Brynner) malfunctions, the two city slickers find themselves in a battle for their lives…

Tickets are £3.50 in advance (BUY).

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents: The Mist (31 Oct 7pm)

The good folks at the Science Fiction Theatre film club have a Halloween screening planned of Frank Darabont's 2007 adaptation of Stephen King's chilling, claustrophobic scifi horror novella THE MIST.

Where: The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS
When: Monday 31st October | film 8pm

Tickets.

View Event →
Sydenham Film Club Halloween Double Bill: ED WOOD+ SURPRISE FILm (27 Oct 7pm)
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Sydenham Film Club Halloween Double Bill: ED WOOD+ SURPRISE FILm (27 Oct 7pm)

Thursday 27th Oct 7pm

Ticket prices: £7 for both films/£5 for one film, on the door and, as always, FREE to SFC members*

October is traditionally Halloween month for the Sydenham Film Club and this year they have a special event to celebrate it: a DOUBLE BILL featuring Tim Burton's acclaimed leftfiled biopic of the worst director in Hollywood history: ED WOOD!

"Ed Wood" is the outrageously true story of a man with a vision…who was unfortunately deemed the worst director in Hollywood history!
Tim Burton directs this (fittingly) creepy, but mainly bittersweet and totally eccentric life and work of Edward Davis Wood Jr. (1924-1978), the man responsible for some of the weirdest (and, let’s face it, BAD) films Cinema has ever seen, yet which have gradually won a massive cult status amongst film buffs. Johnny Depp is simply delightful as the eccentric title character, joined by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette and veteran Martin Landau, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as the elderly horror film star, Bela Lugosi, who developed a heart-warming (and kinda weird…) friendship with Ed, featuring in some of his films as well. The film won a second Oscar for Make-Up and is hailed as one of Burton’s very best films and of Depp’s finest performances.

The screening of “Ed Wood” will be followed by a surprise film, a very…relevant one to Tim Burton’s little gem! (Easy guesses? We shall see!).



 

View Event →
Talkies Community Cinema presents Shakespeare on Screen: Throne of Blood + intro
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Talkies Community Cinema presents Shakespeare on Screen: Throne of Blood + intro

The Dugdale Centre -Thursday 6 October

Akira Kurosawa's 'Macbeth'-inspired masterpiece sees Toshirô Mifune's war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, work to fulfil a prophecy to become lord of Spider's Web Castle. Presented by not-for-profit volunteer-led touring cinema The Talkies- bringing communities together through film events. 

Introduced by NICK SCUDAMORE – BFI Shakespeare on Film expert

 

View Event →
MATINEE: An Arrow Video Club presentation at The Prince Charles (29 September)
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

MATINEE: An Arrow Video Club presentation at The Prince Charles (29 September)

The Prince Charles Cinema  and Arrow Video have announced a new partnership deal to bring the Arrow Video Club to life, the aim is to create a regular film club showcasing films which are handpicked from the Arrow catalogue by members of the Arrow team.
First up is a September 29th screening of Joe Dante’s MATINEE. The Arrow Video team will be down on the evening with some goodie bag spot giveaways and a pop-up stall to buy some of their latest releases across both their Arrow Video and Arrow Academy ranges.

HALF MAN… HALF ANT… ALL TERROR!
So says the advertising campaign for Mant!, the latest low-budget schlock-horror classic from cigar-chomping producer Lawrence Woolsey (John Goodman, The Big Lebowski), who more than makes up for his films' lack of production values by festooning them with gimmicks that would turn even William Castle (The Tingler) green with envy.

But the most potent gimmick of all is accidental: Woolsey schedules a sneak preview of Mant! in Key West, Florida, in October 1962, unaware that the Cuban missile crisis is about to flare up.  Will the threat of genuine nuclear war distract the locals from the movie, or will they find it doubly terrifying? 

Directed by the legendary Joe Dante (The ’Burbs), this delightful film isn’t just an affectionate love-letter to the sci-fi and horror films that he grew up with in the 1950s and 60s, it’s also a witty and intelligent exploration of the way that the most successful genre films worked by preying on the very real fears of their audiences about everything from Soviet satellite launches to atomic mutation. 

View Event →
Science Fiction Theatre presents: Gattaca (26 September)
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Science Fiction Theatre presents: Gattaca (26 September)

Science Fiction Theatre is back at The Victoria on Monday 26th September with another science fact and fiction combo, the main event being a screening of Andrew Niccol’s 1997 masterpiece Gattaca:

Vincent (Ethan Hawke) dreams of becoming a space pilot, but in the world in which he lives only those people with prime genetic material can attain the top jobs. Determined to succeed, he makes a deal with the genetically-perfect Jerome (Jude Law) which will provide him with fresh daily samples of Jerome's urine, skin and hair, thus allowing him to fake his identity and find a place on the Gattaca space program. The plan starts off working perfectly, but when one of the company's directors is murdered and Vincent becomes the main suspect, it can only be a matter of time before his secret is revealed...

The film will be preceded by a talk from Sarah Norcross, Director of the charity Progress Educational Trust (www.progress.org.uk), who will discuss the scientific limits of genetic modification in humans and ask what limits society should place on the use of these technologies.

Tickets  £3.50 in advance (BUY BUY BUY) or £5 on the door.

View Event →
Filmbox Double Bill Nights begin on September 8 with Mustang + The Revenant
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Filmbox Double Bill Nights begin on September 8 with Mustang + The Revenant

Filmbox is a fortnightly Community Cinema club based at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Beckenham - and its cinema programme shows 'catch-ups', classics and World cinema at affordable prices. This September sees the Filmbox starting a run of fortnightly double bill nights, and first up on September 8 are two excellent recent releases: the acclaimed Turkish coming-of-age drama Mustang (reviewed here by Smoke Screen) and Best Director Oscar winner The Revenant (also reviewed here).

Filmbox is a ‘not-for-profit’ self-funded venture, independently co-run by staff, parent and 6th form student volunteers from Langley Park School for Boys in their spare time, together with ex-students and local residents in the London Borough of Bromley, SE London.

FILMBOX Community Cinema, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BP

See website for Membership scheme details - http://langleyfilmbox.com/ 

View Event →
Stanley's Film Club Presents: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (7 September)
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Stanley's Film Club Presents: Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (7 September)

Stanley's Halls, Wed 7 Sep 2016,  7:30PM - 10:30PM

Tickets are now on sale for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - a terrifying tale of sibling rivalry screening at the gorgeous old Stanley Halls.

Joan “Baby Jane” is a child star whose career has faded while her sister Blanche became a cinematic icon. After a terrible accident, now in old age, both sisters live in a crumbling Hollywood mansion. This nerve-rattling 1962 psychological thriller stars arch-rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

Enter the code "DADDY" to get £2 off when you book online.

View Event →
Badlands Collective presents: Albert Brooks's MODERN ROMANCE (11 August)
Aug
11
8:30 PM20:30

Badlands Collective presents: Albert Brooks's MODERN ROMANCE (11 August)

35mm screening, Prince Charles Cinema
11 August 2016, 8.45pm

Playing as part of the Prince Charles's Cinema's curated 35mm celluloid celebration season CHECK THE GATE, Modern Romance is presented by The Badlands Collective. 

While Albert Brooks is well-known as a comedian and actor, his work as a director is arguably overlooked. But between 1979 and 1991, Brooks made four acclaimed comedies in cinema, and 1981’s Modern Romance is one of them.

Robert Cole, a film editor, is constantly breaking up with and reconciling with long-suffering girl friend Mary Harvard, who works at a bank. He is irrationally jealous and self-centered, while Mary has been too willing to let him get away with his disruptive antics. Can they learn to live with each other? Can they learn to live without each other? The movie also provides insight into film editing as Robert and co-worker Jay work on their current project, a cheesy sci-fi movie.

View Event →