UTOPIA LONDON with Tom Cordell + PANEL / SOLD OUT (standing room available)

UTOPIA LONDON / bar and food from 6pm / event from 8pm / SOLD OUT (standing room available)

Utopia London is director Tom Cordell’s journey in film through the city he grew up in, meeting the architects who designed it, and reuniting them with the buildings they created. Explore this map to see how their work traces the recent history of the city.

Tom Cordell will be joined by a panel including designer and author David Knight and artist Simon Terrill  to discuss the film’s ambitions and legacies, and show their recent projects, which look at housing in East London.

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SWANS & GHOSTS – An Evening with Iain Sinclair & Andrew Kotting / SOLD OUT (standing room available)

 

AN EVENING WITH ANDREW KOTTING AND IAIN SINCLAIR / bar & food from 6pm / event at 7pm  / £5  / SOLD OUT.

Filmmaker Andrew Kotting and writer Iain Sinclair have been collaborating on Swandown, a film and arts project documenting their journey from Hastings to Hackney in a swan pedallo using Sussex and Kent waterways. Here is a chance to see clips from the film, planned for release later in 2012, and the two filmmakers discussing the project. Also screening will be a selection of short films by Andrew Kotting, including his previous collaboration with Sinclair Offshore (UK, 2006) about an attempt to swim the English Channel, and Sinclair will be reading from his book Ghost Milk, his powerful statement on the throwaway impermanence of the present with projects such as The Millennium Dome, the Thames Gateway and ultimately the Olympic Park.

Some standing room will be available for donation on the door, please e-mail to enquire.

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POOL OF LONDON

POOL OF LONDON  / bar & food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5  /click on the image to book

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SPARROWS CAN’T SING

SPARROWS CAN’T SING / bar & food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5 / click on the image to book.

Sparrows Can’t Sing (Joan Littlewood, UK, 1963) is based on the play of the same name set against the fast changing backdrop of London’s East End, as post-war deprivation gave way to major urban development. Ostensibly a romantic comedy, as national treasure Barbara Windsor tries to dodge her husband who’s back on leave from national service, the story was developed through workshops at left-wing Stratford East’s Joan Littlewood Theatre, a Socialist based theatre which set the standard for new playwrights tackling working class issues.

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THE ELEPHANT MAN

THE ELEPHANT MAN  / bar & food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5 / click on the image to book.

The Elephant Man (David Lynch, UK 1980) stars John Hurt at Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in 19th century East London, who was initially put on display as a freak in the circus and sideshows of Victorian London before being taken in by surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) at the London Hospital in Whitechapel, where he became a high society celebrity. Following the film will be a discussion with special guests around the nature of freak shows and the changing perception of the public view of what is deemed acceptable and how attitudes have changed.

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THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY + Q&A with producer Barry Hanson

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY + Q&A with producer Barry Hanson / bar & food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5 / click on the image to book.

The Long Good Friday (John MacKenzie, UK, 1980) ”No other city has in its centre such an opportunity for profitable progress; acre after acre and mile after mile of land for future developments” (Harold Shand). This film  amazingly predicts the wastelands of East London as a site for the future Olympic Games (although the film shows a pre-Canary Wharf docklands, as opposed to Stratford). Bob Hoskins’ gangster Harold Shand, alongside his moll played by Helen Mirren, attempts to go legit by bringing in American investors to develop the derelict areas of London’s docks. But things don’t quite go to plan… Producer Barry Hanson will be in attendance alongside special Olympic guests to discuss issues raised in the film.

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TWO YEARS AT SEA + Q&A with director Ben Rivers


TWO DAYS AT SEA + Q&A with director Ben Rivers bar & food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5 / click on the image to book, some tickets held for the door.

Two Years at Sea (UK, 2011) is the new feature film from artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers. Following on from River’s earlier short film This is My Land, the film follows recluse Jake Williams, who lives in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands. Shot on 16mm film in black & white, this beautiful document seems from a bygone age. Ben Rivers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film.

RADIO ON + Q&A with director Chris Petit

Radio On (1979) + Q&A with director Chris Petit / bar and food from 6pm / film at 8pm / £5 / click on image to book.

Radio On is a film directed by Christopher Petit and released in 1979. It is a rare example of a British road movie, shot in black and white and featuring music from a number of New Wave bands from the time, as well as established artists such as Kraftwerk and David Bowie. It is a grim but fascinating journey through late seventies Britain by way of a road trip from London to Bristol, with Robert a DJ(played by David Beames) attempting to investigate the suicide of his brother. David Beames’s character is a disc jockey at a radio station based on the United Biscuits Network, which broadcast to factories owned by United Biscuits. Discuss the film with director Chris Petit after the screening.

THE BARLEY MOW with The Memory Band

THE BARLEY MOW + live music // bar & food from 6pm // event from 8pm // £5 // click on the image to book.

Here’s Health to the Barley Mow (UK, 1912 on). Folk film & music night, with live musical performances from The Memory Band, Serafina Steer, and Olivia Chaney, alongside The Barley Mow, a British Film Institute curated National Archive programme of short films from 1912 onwards.

event starts at 8pm. £5, click on the image to book