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What’s on in London this month: Film Hub London lights up cinema across the capital

Date posted: 04.06.2014

Film Hub London is lighting up venues across the capital with a series of funded screenings and events taking place in June. From rare silent film in Crystal Palace to locally-directed Paths of Glory in West Hampstead via vintage sci-fi in Dalston and comedy in Clapham we are helping to bring the best in cinema to your doorstep.

West Hampstead Cinema Club screens Tunes of Glory + Q&A

When: 7.30 Monday 9 June
Where: West Hampstead Community Centre 17 Dornfell Street NW6 1QN

What: Community cinema at its best: a screening of this classic dark drama starring Alec Guiness and John Mills at the top of their game, directed by legendary filmmaker Ronald Neame - who also happens to have been a West Hampstead resident.

His grandson, producer Gareth Neame, will be at the screening to talk about his grandfather's prolific career - from Blackmail to Brief Encounter - and Tunes of Glory, the film Neame always said he was proudest of.

Tickets: book by phoning 020 7794 3729 or email

Science Fiction Theatre screens 1984 + book giveaway

When: 8.00 Wednesday 11 June
Where: Duke of Wellington Pub, 119 Balls Pond Road, Dalston, N1 4BL

What: Fast establishing itself as the go to event for quality science fiction - from enjoying old favourites to discovering obscure classics - Science Fiction Theatre returns to Duke of Wellington for its monthly residency with this nightmarish adaptation of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel. 

Alongside the celluloid celebration, the film club specialises in bespoke posters by local artists which are available at a discount on the night alongside carefully curated second hand books. This time, thanks to Penguin Classics they'll also be giving copies of 1984 away on the night too.

Tickets: £5 on the door/£4 in advance. Book online through Space Merchants

LOCO screens Matterhorn + discussion

When: 8.30 Wednesday 11 June
Where: JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET

What: The team behind London's laugh-a-minute comedy film festival bring the audience favourite from this year's event back to the capital for two exclusive screenings, followed by a discussion with expert guests and LOCO programmer Jonathan Wakeham.

Diederik Ebbinge's deliciously deadpan tragi-comedy packed full of career best performances from a  cast of leading Dutch actors wasn't just a favourite at LOCO - it also won the Audience Awards at last year's Rotterdam and Moscow Film Festivals.

Tickets: JW3 £10/£5 Concession | Omnibus £5

Open City Docs Fest presents Avi Mograbi + Q&A

When: Wednesday 18 - Saturday 21 June
Where: Venues across London

What: The increasingly popular documentary festival returns to London for its fourth year with a packed programme including a retrospective of celebrated Israeli filmmaker Avi Mograbi.

Known for his unwavering commitment to social, cultural and political justice in the Middle East, acclaimed documentarian and video artist Mograbi will be present at every screening for a Q&A.

Tickets: Various prices and venues. See the full Avi Mograbi programme and book online

Crystal Palace Overground Festival screens Secrets of Nature - Sound Unseen + live soundtrack

When: 7.30 Friday 27 June
Where: St. John the Evangelist Church, Auckland Road, Upper Norwood, London SE19 2RX

What: Incredible rare nature films from the silent era in a stunning church with an original soundtrack performed live by cultural collective Metamono. Fresh from a successful outing at Apiary studios in Dalston, Metamono are back with this unique film event showcasing the pioneering work of the incredible British talent that paved the way for natural history programmes celebrated today.

Metamono have written a soundtrack designed to bring this stunning collage of archive films to life.

Tickets: £13 + Booking fee. Book through the Crystal Palace Overground Festival

About Film Hub London

These events all received support from Film Hub London - through the Boost Award or Community Screen Scheme.

Film Hub London is part of the BFI Film Audience Network, a nationwide network of exhibitors taking cultural cinema to their communities.

The Hub has over 130 members and counting, representing 31 of London's 33 boroughs. From film clubs to multiplexes and all that's in between, they are committed to ensuring audiences can discover film in all its diversity. Anyone that shows film in the capital can join the Hub, and members have access to a range of benefits including training and these funding schemes.

Do you want to show films in London? Join Film Hub London now

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