‘Free Film Day’ event at Leytonstone Festival 2015

"FREE FILM DAY" EVENT

Three FREE Screenings on Saturday 11th July
as part of the Leytonstone Festival 2015 events

*** NOTICE: THE PLANNED SCREENING OF 'MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO' HAS BEEN CANCELLED – REPLACEMENT FILM SOON TBC ***

Due to Studio Canal's active refusal to allow the DVD screening of Totoro, we are sorry to announce the cancellation of this film's screening, and a replacement film will soon be announced and screened instead on the same slot. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused


 

::: THE ANARCHIST RABBI  +  DIRECTOR Q&A :::
  • Directed by: Adam Kossoff
  • Year: 2014   |   Country: UK   |   Running time: 45 min.
  • Classification: (N/A)
Starting Time: 5.30pm
Directed by established Leytonstone film-maker Adam Kossoff and narrated by Steven Berkoff. The Anarchist Rabbi is about Rudolf Rocker and the forgotten history of Yiddish East End anarchism at the turn of the last century. An essayistic film, it explores the politics of urban space and how urban development destroys collective memory.
The Anarchist Rabbi

 

 

 

Swandown
::: SWANDOWN :::
  • Directed by: Andrew Kötting
  • Year: 2012   |   Country: UK   |   Running time: 98 min.
  • Classification: (U)   |   Watch a clip here
Starting Time: 7.30pm
Swandown is a travelogue and odyssey of Olympian ambition; a poetic film-diary in which Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair pedal a swan-shaped pedalo from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in London, via the English inland waterways.

** SCREENINGS ARE ON JULY 11TH 2015, SATURDAY ** 

Venue information:

Leytonstone Children's Centre
(Former Harrow Green Library, ground floor)
8 Cathall Road, E11 4LF – Leytonstone

See the location map

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – There will be limited seats and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

* Please note, if the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance to the building around the corner in Melon Rd.

 

 

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Screening of “Nebraska” – June 3rd 2015

"Nebraska"

Screening on Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Nebraska
Directed by Alexander Payne
•   Year: 2013
•   Country: US
•   Running time: 115 min.
•   Classification: (15)
•   Watch a clip here
The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards; Best Picture, Best Director for Payne, Best Actor for Dern and also Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
Summary: Comments:

An ageing, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

"Nebraska" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.

Upon its world premiere at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2013, Nebraska was met with almost unanimously positive reviews, with praise being directed to the acting (particularly Dern and Squibb), direction, screenplay, and cinematography.

The critical consensus states "Elegant in its simplicity and poetic in its message, Nebraska adds another stirringly resonant chapter to Alexander Payne's remarkable filmography."

Screening on June 3rd 2015, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
Venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (Former Harrow Green Library, ground floor)

8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.

See the location map

Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)

Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.

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Screening of “Kon-Tiki” – May 6th 2015

"Kon-Tiki"

Screening on Wednesday, May 6th 2015

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Kon-Tiki
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
•   Year: 2012
•   Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Sweden
•   Running time: 118 min.
•   Cassification: (15)
•   Watch a clip here
The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Golden Globe Awards.
Summary: Comments:

The film is the dramatized story of Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947.

While the prevailing theories of the time held that Polynesia had been settled by peoples migrating from the west, Heyerdahl, an experimental ethnographer and adventurer, sets out to prove his theory that people from South America settled the islands in pre-Columbian times.

Noting similarities between statues found in South America and the Polynesian Moai, Heyerdahl's theory about the origin of the Polynesian people is bolstered by Polynesian folklore that tells of an ancient tribe called the Hanau epe that are said to have once inhabited Easter Island.

It was the highest-grossing film of 2012 in Norway and the country's most expensive production to date. It is also the first time a Norwegian film has been nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Against the advice of many, the filmmakers decided to shoot the ocean scenes on the open ocean rather than on a set, insisting that the "unique challenges" they faced from shooting on the ocean actually strengthen the film.

Screening on May 6th 2015, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
Venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (Former Harrow Green Library, ground floor)

8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.

See the location map

Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)

Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.

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Screening of “Renoir” – April 1st 2015

"Renoir"

Screening on Wednesday, April 1st 2015

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Renoir
Directed by Gilles Bourdos
•   Year: 2012
•   Country: France
•   Running time: 111 min.
•   Cassification: (PG)
•   Watch a clip here
Renoir achieved critical and commercial success both in France and abroad, and was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
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Set in the south of France, the film tells the forgotten story of Andrée Heuschling, also known as Catherine Hessling, who was the last model of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the first actress in the films of his son, the film director Jean Renoir.

Andree was the link between two famous and widely acclaimed artists, a father and son. While the father is at the end his brilliant career, the son is still searching for himself, his great career as one of the most celebrated film directors having not yet begun.

The film was directed by Gilles Bourdos and competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Also was notably successful in the United States where it reached the Critic's Pick list of The New York Times.

In January 2014, the film received four nominations at the 39th César Awards, winning for Best Costume Design. Director Gilles Bourdos used the services of a convicted art forger, Guy Ribes, to create and re-create the Renoir paintings in live action on screen.

Screening on April 1st 2015, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
Venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (Former Harrow Green Library, ground floor)

8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.

See the location map

Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)

Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.
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Screening of “The Consequences of Love” – March 4th 2015

"The Consequences of Love"

Screening on Wednesday, March 4th 2015

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
The Consequences of Love
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
•   Year: 2004
•   Country: Italy
•   Running time: 100 min.
•   Cassification: (15)
•   Watch a clip here
The film competed at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It won five David di Donatello awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. It was also the first film to achieve widespread critical acclaim for Sorrentino.
Summary: Comments:

In a Swiss hotel, Titta di Girolamo lives a rigid and tedious life, sitting by a lake day after day. After ten years of waiting for something, although he doesn't know what, he begins to talk to Sophia, the hotel's barmaid, and as he tells his story, everything changes.

The film is noted for its extremely stylish cinematography. The most memorable scene features Titta injecting himself with heroin and sees the camera flip 180 degrees as it follows Titta's falling head. Critics have also praised the film's tracking shots and the opening sequence, which depicts a bright white corridor.

 

Screening on March 4th 2015, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
Venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (Former Harrow Green Library, ground floor)

8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.

See the location map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.
 
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Screening of “The Secret In Their Eyes” – February 4th 2015

"The Secret In Their Eyes"

Screening on Wednesday, February 4th 2015

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Airbag
Directed by Juan José Campanella
•   Year: 2009
•   Country: Argentina, Spain
•   Running time: 125 min.
•   Cassification: (18)
•   Watch a clip here
Based on Eduardo Sacheri's novel 'La pregunta de sus ojos', the film won numerous accolades including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards and, as of 2010, it was already second on the all-time Argentinian box office records table.
Summary: Comments:

The story unearths the buried romance between a retired judiciary employee and a judge who worked together a quarter century ago. They recount their efforts on an unsolved 1974 rape and murder that is an obsession not only for them, but for the victim's husband and the killer. The double setting frames the period of Argentina's Dirty War (1976–1983), a violent time when criminality often went unpunished.

The Secret in Their Eyes received very positive reviews from critics, not only in Argentina, but also abroad; it holds a 91% "Certified Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus being: "Unpredictable and rich with symbolism, this Argentinian murder mystery lives up to its Oscar with an engrossing plot, Juan Jose Campanella's assured direction, and mesmerizing performances from its cast".

 

Screening on February 4th 2015, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
New venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (former Harrow Green Library building, ground floor)
8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.
See the location map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.
 
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Screening of “Airbag” – December 3rd 2014

"Airbag"

Screening on Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Airbag
Directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa
•   Year: 1997
•   Country: Spain
•   Running time: 122 min.
•   Cassification: (N/A)
•   Watch a clip here
One of the most iconic and successful Spanish comedies of all time, 'Airbag' defiantly continues to feature among the very top places on most popular rankings for the best Spanish Comedy film ever, even after nearly two decades of its release.
Summary: Comments:

Juantxo (Karra Elejalde) belongs to the 'high society', he is a university graduate, has a great job and is marrying a gorgeous and rich girl. While celebrating his stag do in a brothel, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute and he's forced to try to get it back with the help of his friends Paco (Alberto San Juan) and Konradín (Fernando Guillén Cuervo).

When mafioso brothel owner Villambrosa finds the ring and rival gangster Souza sends a professional killer to square things out, the search for the ring becomes a tumultuous race full of hillarious and bizarre moments along the way.

Airbag is an irreverent, impious and excessive film. Based on an idea from Karra Elejalde, written by Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Karra Elejalde and Fernando Guillén Cuervo, born out of delirium and excess, defined as a moral fable full of immoralities, "Airbag" carries within the germ of controversy and provocation. Basically structured as a road movie, the story grows in a spiral of craziness and surprises.

A special mention is needed for the genius acting of Manuel Manquiña in the role of Pazos, who gives this comedy many hilarious scenes.

Soon after his cinema release, it broke Spanish box office records and to this date it remains a true icon of the Spanish comedy genre.

Screening on December 3rd 2014, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
New venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (former Harrow Green Library building, ground floor)
8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.
See the location map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.
 
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Cancellation of film for November 5th

Notice of event cancellation for Wednesday 5th Nov. 2014


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of our next regular monthly film screening, scheduled for November 5th 2014.

Unfortunately, unavoidable personal commitments for most of our volunteering members have colluded on this particular occasion and it has forced us to cancel this event due to a lack of enough members to setup and run the screening on Wednesday 5th.

Our scheduled film was going to be the great Spanish comedy 'Airbag', and we still hope we'll be able to screen it some other time soon at the Pop-up Cinema, perhaps even on another week this month – although there's no new fixed date for this yet. So watch this space for more news!

In the meantime, we'll be back on the first Wednesday of December with a new screening as usual, and please notice that we have temporarily relocated to a new venue, the former Harrow Green Library and current Leytonstone Children's Centre in Cathall Road, while the renovation works at the Leytonstone Library are ongoing.

Thank you all for your understanding, and best regards.

Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema

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Screening of “Airbag” – November 5th 2014

"Airbag"

Screening on Wednesday, November 5th 2014

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY FOR REFURBISHMENT, OUR REGULAR VENUE HAS MOVED TO ANOTHER LOCATION. READ BELOW FOR ALL THE DETAILS ***
Airbag
Directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa
•   Year: 1997
•   Country: Spain
•   Running time: 122 min.
•   Cassification: (N/A)
•   Watch a clip here
One of the most iconic and successful Spanish comedies of all time, 'Airbag' defiantly continues to feature among the very top places on most popular rankings for the best Spanish Comedy film ever, even after nearly two decades of its release.
Summary: Comments:

Juantxo (Karra Elejalde) belongs to the 'high society', he is a university graduate, has a great job and is marrying a gorgeous and rich girl. While celebrating his stag do in a brothel, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute and he's forced to try to get it back with the help of his friends Paco (Alberto San Juan) and Konradín (Fernando Guillén Cuervo).

When mafioso brothel owner Villambrosa finds the ring and rival gangster Souza sends a professional killer to square things out, the search for the ring becomes a tumultuous race full of hillarious and bizarre moments along the way.

Airbag is an irreverent, impious and excessive film. Based on an idea from Karra Elejalde, written by Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Karra Elejalde and Fernando Guillén Cuervo, born out of delirium and excess, defined as a moral fable full of immoralities, "Airbag" carries within the germ of controversy and provocation. Basically structured as a road movie, the story grows in a spiral of craziness and surprises.

A special mention is needed for the genius acting of Manuel Manquiña in the role of Pazos, who gives this comedy many hilarious scenes.

Soon after his cinema release, it broke Spanish box office records and to this date it remains a true icon of the Spanish comedy genre.

Screening on November 5th 2014, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm
New venue information:
Leytonstone Children's Centre (former Harrow Green Library building, ground floor)
8 Cathall Road, Leytonstone E11 4LF.
See the location map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Note: If the main entrance in Cathall Rd. is closed then there is a side entrance around the corner in Melon Rd. on the ground floor.
 
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Screening of “Omar” – October 1st 2014

"Omar"

Screening on Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
•   Year: 2013
•   Country: Palestine
•   Running time: 96 min.
•   Cassification: (15)
•   Watch a clip here
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards and winner of Best Feature Film at the 2013 Asian Pacific Screen Awards.
Summary: Comments:
"Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja. By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist — you decide — ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad.
Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game. Is he playing his Israeli handler  or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side?." - IMDB.com
"It's complex web of betrayal, love, fear, bravery, and paranoia could be anywhere two sides are facing off in a morally and politically complex situation, especially where one side is a guerrilla uprising, the other an established government.
It could be Ireland and the IRA, or South Africa in the more militant days of the ANC. The beauty and terror of Abu-Assad's film is that it's about people not ideology. And the reality that people on both sides are capable of great good and great evil, often for reasons personal as much as political. "- IMDB.com.
Screening on October 1st 2014, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe here.
Note: If the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates.

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