A Prophet (2009)

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Un prophète (original title)

in collaboration with Maghreb Ciné
Wednesday 1st May, 7.45pm (doors open at 7.15pm)
Leytonstone Library, Church Lane E11

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Also available on the door

A Prophet


Winner of the 2010 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not In The English Language.
“Gritty, shocking and unforgettable, A Prophet is an epic crime masterpiece that can’t be missed. A nineteen-year-old troublemaker starts a six year sentence in a notorious prison, a concrete hell where violence is the only language understood. Taken under the wing of a powerful mafia boss, he is initiated into a vicious and brutal way of life. As the years pass, he proves his worth, moving up the ranks within the prison. However, he has his own plans, and they don’t involve taking orders from anyone. Using his ruthless cunning to extend his influence beyond the walls of the jail, he arranges drugs runs, hostage exchanges and violent assassinations. Once merely a petty criminal, he is soon on his way to establishing a criminal empire of his own. Directed by celebrated filmmaker Jacques Audiard (The Beat That My Heart Skipped), A Prophet has become an instant crime classic.”

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‘Tales from Tin Pan Alley’ + Q&A with film director

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Wednesday 3rd April, 7:45 PM

Tales from Tim Pan Alley

  • Director: Henry Scott-Irvine
  • Running time: 1h 45m.  
  • Year: 2018 | Genre: Documentary
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)

Tales From Tin Pan Alley is a documentary feature about London’s legendary music street Denmark Street. The UK Premiere was held at the Gala of The Portobello Film Festival on August 30th 2018.

The true ‘unsung heroes’ of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, ‘We want to be in this special documentary film!’

We have them here now. This is their story – a contemporary urban Canterbury Tale – a vital testament from over 30 musicians, broadcasters and historians.

In 2018 Tin Pan Alley’s 110 year old music legacy is currently in peril due to ensuing gentrification, leading to upcoming penthouse flats, hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall.

The legacy of those who worked in the street is our testament to Denmark Street’s unique place in international cultural history.

The struggle for those remaining, continues …

Henry Scott-Irvine, May 1st 2018

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  • £5.83 per ticket (booking fee included)
  • Limited availability – first come first served basis

Wednesday 3rd April, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone Library (main hall, 1st floor)

Church Lane, E11 1HG, Leytonstone (London). See map

Ticket price £5 (£4 all concessions) sold onsite and on event nights only.

Check disabled access options available here.

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