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The Christmas Herne Hill Free Film Festival

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is celebrating Christmas with 9 free events this December, across a range of venues in SE24. The festival runs from the 7th – 20th December with a programme that includes Christmas classics, festive fantasies and, for the scrooges, a few Santa-free films too! At each event the Herne Hill Free Film Festival will be partnering with Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, to raise awareness of the great work the charity does and to bring food and support to those in need in the local area during the holiday period Dates: 7th December to 20th December 2017 Venues: Various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price: All events are free; no booking is required, but all venues are indoors and have limited capacity Full Programme: www.freefilmfestivals.org/hernehill/ The festival programme kicks off on the 7th December with a screening of the Oscar winning Babette’s Feast at the Herne Hill Baptist Church. This screening marks the start of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s partnership with the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, at one of …

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival Celebrates Its 5th Birthday

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival celebrates its 5th birthday with a month-long programme of screenings ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, documentary films and shorts by local filmmakers. The event runs from 28 April to 29 May 2017 across a range of venues around SE24, including iconic outdoor sites, local churches, schools, pubs, railways arches and a brewery. Dates – 28 April to 29 May 2017 Venues – various locations around Herne Hill, SE24 Price – all events are free. No booking required. Full programme available here. The fun-packed and diverse programme starts on 28th April with Roald Dahl’s BFG at Rosendale School, with a special Q&A session with the film’s star, award-winning actor Mark Rylance. On 26th May, this year’s most talked about film, La La Land, will be screened at the Herne Hill Velodrome. Moonlight, winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, will be lighting up the iconic Brockwell Lido on 13th May. A few hundred yards away, on 20th May, Gloria Gaynor and ABBA will be echoing around Brockwell Park courtesy of The …

West Norwood Free Film Festival

West Norwood is set to host to its first ever Free Film Festival from 25th March – 1st April 2017. Today, organisers announced the programme that local film lovers will be treated to over the week-long event. Featuring cult classics, art house favourites and new releases, the volunteer-run festival will take place in an eclectic mix of venues across the West Norwood neighbourhood, with all screenings completely free to enter. The opening night will see Marty McFly take over majestic local landmark St.Luke’s Church in a screening of eighties classic ‘Back to the Future’. Quirky museum the Clock Works, home to historic clocks from across the centuries, will play host to Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller ‘Memento’. Critically-acclaimed 2016 hit ‘Paterson’, which features Adam Driver as a hardworking bus driver with a passion for poetry, will be shown at Parkhall Work Space, home to a community of local and creative businesses. The screening will be preceded by a spoken word event from Poetry Slabs, a movement dedicated to spreading poetry throughout the West Norwood area through …

The Bigger Picture Film Club: February – May 2017

  Pierrot Le Fou Thursday 16 February France 1965. Cert 15. 110 minutes. Godard’s 10th film, and an anarchic take on the road movie in which a couple are on the run from bourgeois life (and gangsters), provides Godard with the entertaining opportunity to reference the conventions of Hollywood filmmaking. The Second Mother Thursday 16 March Brazil 2015. Cert 15. 112 minutes. The delicate relationship between employer and servant is skilfully subverted and scrutinised in this funny, serious study of class in modern-day Brazil. The Earrings of Madame de… Thursday 20 April France 1953. Cert U. 100 minutes. The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, The Earrings of Madame de . . . is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. Crimes & Misdemeanors Thursday 18 May USA 1989. Cert PG. 104 minutes. Woody Allen’s achingly funny take on film noir – reimagined. The Bigger Picture Film Club, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern.A warm and welcoming monthly film club, no membership fees, just come along! 7pm for 8pm. Tickets £7, available in person from …

The Bigger Picture presents ‘The Big Lebowski’

The Bigger Picture will be screening The Big Lebowski at The East Dulwich Tavern on Friday 13 November. Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen and starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Julianne Moore, there are few cult films revered by its audience more than The Big Lebowski. And even fewer that have so deeply infiltrated the psyche and lexicon — both the laid back, sarcastic demeanour of The Dude and the aggressive no-holds-barred attitude of Walter Sobchak. The Dude is a pot-bellied, pot-smoking loser (Jeff Bridges) who spends most of his time bowling and getting stoned.  His friend, the frustrated and frustrating Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) is a Vietnam veteran. In addition to the Dude and Walter, there is a hair-netted Latino bowler named Jesus (John Turturro) who sports dazzling purple footgear, and an erotic artist (Julianne Moore) whose creativity consists of covering her naked body in paint, flying through the air in a leather harness, and splatting herself against a giant canvas. The Dude’s real name is Lebowski, which also happens to be the name of a local millionaire, whose wife …