What's On This Week
Food and Film Festival
Dalston Roof Park
Saturday 19 August
In partnership with Amnesty International, Welcome Cinema presents a day of screenings and talks curated by refugee centres. As well as films, enjoy delicious food from the countries which make up this worthwhile community project, and a schedule of family-friendly events, world music, and local Hackney talent.
Step + dance & discussion
Saturday 19 August
Step is the life-affirming true story of a girls’ high-school dance team set against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city of Baltimore. Join Birds Eye View for a dance performance and post-screening discussion with acclaimed filmmakers Kim Longinotto and Emanuela Pagliei, co-founder of Neon Performing Arts.
Detroit + discussion
Stratford East Picturehouse
Sunday 20 August
The New Black Film Collective present this timely reflection on the deep divisions in American society, focusing on the events in 1967 Detroit which sparked the worst race riots in American history. John Boyega stars as a security guard who tries desperately to mediate between his white superiors and an enraged African-American community.
Warning from Space
One of the films that inspired Stanley Kubrick's 2001, and part of the wave of Japanese monster films after the success of Godzilla, Warning from Space is a brilliantly weird piece of vintage Japanese sci-fi from 1956, following a group of starfish-like aliens disguised as humans who travel to Earth to warn of an imminent collision with a rogue planet.
Summer in the Forest + Q&A
Monday 21 August
This affecting film is a study of L’Arche, a community of people with learning disabilities in northern France, founded by the Canadian-born Catholic author and philosopher Jean Vanier, a saintly, snowy-haired figure who is now 88. Director Randall Wright will be present for a Q&A post-screening.
Their Finest + intro
Queen of Hoxton
Monday 21 August
Gemma Arterton stars as a spirited young scriptwriter for a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in this WWII-set comedy-drama. Producer Amanda Posey and Lissa Evans, author of the novel, 'Their Finest Hour And A Half' upon which the film is based, will introduce the screening, and all guests will receive a copy of the book.
Mixed Messages + Q&A
Tuesday 22 August
This addictive new web series follows 36-year-old London lesbian Ren as she navigates the terrain of the alternative Berlin queer scene. Plucked from real life stories, these ten episodes offer an entertaining and relatable journey through the pitfalls of modern dating. Followed by a Q&A with director Kanchi Wichmann and actor Alana Lake.
Bruk OUT! + dancehall after party
Upstairs at the Ritzy
Wednesday 23 August
With a focus on exploring culture, identity and heritage, the latest offering from TAPE puts a spotlight on dancehall culture as it brings together dancers and enthusiasts from around the world – just in time for carnival! Following the screening, get set to wine ya waist with D’Vo on the decks playing the best in old and new dancehall music.
Thursday 24 August
Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton), an aimless drifter, wanders out of the desert after an absence of four years. After finding his brother, he must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family. This screening of an extraordinary cult classic celebrates the life of the late Sam Shepherd, who wrote the screenplay.
- Go and see excellent WW11 comedy-drama Their Finest @_QueenOfHoxton_ tomorrow and get a free copy of the book!… https://t.co/NgWlN641wc
- Watch affecting doc on Jean Vanier's vision of peace &love, Summer in the Forest + Q&A, tomorrow @GateCinema :… https://t.co/hSOJ0PtRXI
- Brilliantly weird Japanese sci-fi, Warning from Space inspired Kubrick's 2001. See it tomorrow @BarbicanCentre :… https://t.co/hDH8E0Dpjr