New Cross & Deptford

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25th April 2017

SEWOL + Q & A with Director Ok-Hee Jeong

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Deptford Cinema

The South Korean passenger ferry ‘Sewol’ sank on the 16th of April 2014. Of the 304 killed, 250 were high school children. It is still…

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25th April 2017

A Field In England

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Sanford Housing Co-op

Take a trip into the past. England: The English Civil War. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field….

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25th April 2017

REMAKESPLOITATION presents: Remake, Remix, Rip-Off + Q&A

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Duke

The REMAKESPLOITATION film club is delighted to present a screening of the hilarious documentary Remake Remix Rip-Off. It tells the bizarre history of Turkish remakes…

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25th April 2017

Spotlight

April 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Bear Church

Engrossingly detailed account of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the widespread cover-up of child abuse in the city’s Catholic Church. The film examines…

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26th April 2017

Her

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Deptford Lounge

Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal…

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26th April 2017

European Shorts

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
Deptford Lounge

Got the Brexit Blues? Celebrate cultural exchange with a selection of short films from different countries across Europe. A diverse programme curated especially for New…

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26th April 2017

13th

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
New Cross Learning

The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. Except as punishment for a crime. In the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th ,…

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26th April 2017

Reservoir Dogs – Lets Go To Work

April 26 @ 8:20 pm
St. Pauls House Unit

They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into a bloody ambush and the ruthless killers realise…

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27th April 2017

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY!

April 27 @ 6:30 pm
Deptford Green School

Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder…

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27th April 2017

Singalong Sister Act 2 ’round Little Nan’s

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
Little Nan’s Deptford Bar

Come ’round Little Nan’s and watch Sister Act 2 on the big screen tv. Rated as one of the best films ever to be made…

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27th April 2017

John Berger Night: Ways of Seeing/Man with a Movie Camera

April 27 @ 8:00 pm
Lewisham Art House

As a tribute to John Berger who died in January, we are screening episode one of his groundbreaking TV series Ways of Seeing from 1972….

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28th April 2017

Metropolis

April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Deptford Lounge

A future where an exploited underclass works in subterranean machine halls to support a small, pampered aristocracy living in palatial skyscrapers. In a futuristic city…

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28th April 2017

Racing Extinction

April 28 @ 6:30 pm
Sanford Housing Co-op

Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major…

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28th April 2017

Breaking Away – with Electric Pedals

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
Folkestone Gardens

Breaking Away on the Quietway! Join Deptford Folk in Folkestone Gardens SE8 next to Quietway 1 to watch Academy Award™ winner Breaking Away on a…

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28th April 2017

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – plus DJs until 1am.

April 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Brookmill

Two drag-queens and a transgender woman are hired to perform at a drag show in Alice Springs in the remote Australian desert. The film follows…

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29th April 2017

Iphonography Masterclass + My Lewisham Challenge

April 29 @ 2:00 pm
Somerville Adventure Playground

Join professional film-maker Cassius Rayner as he shows you how to turn the humble smartphone into a cutting edge film camera. As well as top…

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29th April 2017

Big Hero 6

April 29 @ 2:30 pm
Deptford Lounge

An action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. Hiro finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the…

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29th April 2017

Westworld

April 29 @ 8:00 pm
The White Hart

Boy, have we got a film for you! Yul Brynner stars as a gunslinging android in this cult sci-fi/western from 1973. Set in an adult-themed…

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29th April 2017

Honey at the Top

April 29 @ 8:00 pm
Sanford Housing Co-op

Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the…

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30th April 2017

Bee Movie + Bottle Bee Craft

April 30 @ 10:00 am
Deptford Park Playclub

Younger film goers can make a beeline for Deptford Park Playclub. Join the buzz from 10am-12.30pm watching Barry the bee fly away on un-bee-lievable adventures…

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30th April 2017

Five Heartbeats + Closing Party

April 30 @ 6:00 pm
Buster Mantis

Festival closing film followed by funk after party with DJ Fraggs. In the early 1960’s, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur…

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28th April 2017

BFG (Q&A with Mark Rylance)

April 28 @ 7:30 pm
Rosendale Primary School – Herne Hill

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance, BFG is the hopscotchy adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book about a young orphan named Sophie and the…

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29th April 2017

48 Hour Film Competition

April 29 @ 12:00 pm
Prince Regent Pub

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Competition is back for its fifth year, continuing its search for local filmmaking talent. If you’re…

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29th April 2017

Metropolis

April 29 @ 7:30 pm
All Saints Church

The first great sci-fi film, Metropolis fixed for the rest of the century the image of a futuristic city as a hell of scientific progress…

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30th April 2017

Untold Stories (Punks for West Papua and Marikana: Precious Metal)

April 30 @ 8:00 pm
effraspace

On 30 April from 8pm the Herne Hill Free Film Festival is hosting its Untold Stories evening at effraspace. With two films about unconnected tragedies…

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01st May 2017

Embrace of the Serpent

May 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Lido Café

A winner at Cannes and a nominee for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar (Colombia’s first ever Oscar nomination), Embrace of the Serpent tells two…

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02nd May 2017

Demain (Tomorrow)

May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Elmgreen School

Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, Demain optimistically identifies initiatives in ten countries around the world that have…

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03rd May 2017

The Future is Female Evening (feat. Four Mums in a Boat)

May 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Florence

Centred around the documentary Four Mums in a Boat, about four mums from Yorkshire who met on the school run and decided to row across…

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04th May 2017

Adult Life Skills

May 4 @ 8:00 pm
Prince Regent Pub

While you would not be wrong in calling Adult Life Skills a playful drama about a woman who lives in a shed you’d be missing…

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05th May 2017

Imitation of Life

May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church

Despite receiving a luke-warm reception from the critics on its release in 1959, Imitation of Life is now widely regarded as one of the masterpieces…

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06th May 2017

Victoria

May 6 @ 8:30 pm
Judith Kerr Primary School

Shot in a single take during the early hours of 27 April 2014 in Berlin, and with most of the dialogue improvised by the small…

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07th May 2017

Adventure Film Night: Bear Island + Short Films

May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Prince Regent Pub

After a capacity crowd in 2016 we decided to host a second Herne Hill Adventure Film Night in 2017 headlined by Bear Island, the followup…

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08th May 2017

Train to Busan

May 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Half Moon

If you thought snakes on a plane had potential but was too tame, you may want to come to The Half Moon on 8 May…

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09th May 2017

Bob Roberts

May 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Florence

In 1992 Bob Roberts, a satirical American-British mockumentary, was released written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. The film wasn’t a massive success at the…

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10th May 2017

Beautiful Devils

May 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Half Moon

Screening at 8pm on 10 May at The Half Moon is this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, set within the music scene of East London….

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11th May 2017

Easy Rider

May 11 @ 8:00 pm
Canopy Beer

A down-and-dirty directorial debut from former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. In 1969 it heralded the arrival of…

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12th May 2017

The Big Lebowski

May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Off the Cuff Bar – Herne Hill

It’s The Big Lebowski, it’s free (although we’d really appreciate your donations), there’s gonna be a quiz and there’s also gonna be White Russians. We…

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13th May 2017

Moonlight

May 13 @ 9:00 pm
Brockwell Lido – Herne Hill

To try and sell Moonlight to you as the winner of the 2017 Best Picture Oscar would be true, but it also wouldn’t give the…

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14th May 2017

Cameraperson

May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Prince Regent Pub

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has shot movies including Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War (2012) and Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour (2014), and in Cameraperson she has created an audacious…

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15th May 2017

Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)

May 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Half Moon

Winner of the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea (or Fuocoammare) is a documentary shot on the Sicilian island…

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16th May 2017

War of Words

May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Off the Cuff Bar – Herne Hill

Warning: explicit language! What started as an internet phenomenon has now hit the streets, bars and even major arenas: the noble art of verbal humiliation. Rap…

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18th May 2017

Do the Right Thing

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

A regular on lists of the best films of all time and the film that brought Spike Lee fame, fortune and a reputation as one…

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20th May 2017

Moana

May 20 @ 2:00 pm
effraspace

In a strong year for animation in which Disney, Pixar, Illumination, Laika and Studio Ghibli all jostled for the Oscars’ crown Disney doubled down late…

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20th May 2017

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Brockwell Park – Herne Hill

A cult classic since its release in 1994, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert tells the music-heavy tale of two drag-queens and a…

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21st May 2017

Murderball

May 21 @ 8:00 pm
Fison Fitness

Despite being centred on the sport of Wheelchair Basketball, Murderball isn’t really a sports film. It is however one of those rare documentaries where life…

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23rd May 2017

Little Shop of Horrors

May 23 @ 8:00 pm
South London Botanical Institute

If the story, of a nerdy florist who finds success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant, doesn’t make you want to…

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25th May 2017

Short Film Night

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Prince Regent Pub

A staple of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s programme since we began all the way back in 2012 our Short Film Night looks set…

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26th May 2017

La La Land

May 26 @ 9:00 pm
Herne Hill Velodrome

In early 2017 a musical was released in UK cinemas that went unnoticed, starred a cast of unknowns and had a score that can be…

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27th May 2017

Arrival

May 27 @ 9:00 pm
Evelyn Grace Academy

We’ve always thought that Zaha Hadid’s Evelyn Grace Academy looks like it’s come straight out of science fiction movie, so when we got the chance…

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28th May 2017

48 Hour Film Competition Awards

May 28 @ 4:00 pm
effraspace

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Competition is back for its fifth year, continuing its search for local filmmaking talent. If you’re…

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28th May 2017

Station Square Silent Showcase

May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Station Square

With the new piano now well established outside Herne Hill station the Herne Hill Free Film Festival is pleased to be bringing a night of…

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29th May 2017

Something Better to Come

May 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Lido Café

Shown to a sell-out crowd at the Barbican in March 2017, the Herne Hill Free Film Festival is excited to be bringing Hannah Polak’s 2014…