Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Film Club in Deptford

number82 is a new art space in Tanners Hill, with projects including a film club. They are starting off with 'This is London!', a London themed film season, with documentaries from the BFI archive and films based around London.

First up on Thursday 19th May from 7.30pm is Patrick Keiller's London (1993).

Then on Thursday 2nd June they are showing The Pleasure Garden, a 1952 film directed by James Broughton. I haven't seen this and it sounds like essential viewing for fans of interesting films with South London locations: 'Filmed among the ruins of The Crystal Palace Terraces, The Pleasure Garden is a poetic ode to desire, and winner of the Prix de Fantasie Poetique at Cannes in 1954. Made by the American poet James Broughton, the film features Hattie Jacques and Lindsay Anderson, with John le Mesurier as the bureaucrat determined to stamp out any form of free expression. Lovers of the history Crystal Palace will find much to treasure in this 1950s time capsule of a film, which shows the Crystal Colonnade and the bandstand (both later demolished), the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Memorial, and much of the statuary which was to be auctioned off in 1957. The history of the Crystal Palace also comes alive in The Phoenix Tower, presented here as an extra'.

Later in the season there's London in the Raw on 15th June Wednesday, Bronco Bullfrog on 29th June, a night of short films by the artist William Raban (6th July) and Sally Potter's Gold Diggers (20th July). More details of the programme here.

Tickets are £6 (including popcorn!), please email hello@number82.org to book a seat. number82 is at 82 Tanners Hill, Deptford SE8 4PN.

More film bits:

Bob from Brockley on Film in Lewisham in the Age of the Big Society .

Brockley Jack Film Club on Lewisham's Lost Cinemas.

South East London Film Clubs Network - making up for Lewisham's lack of a cinema.

1 comment:

Transpontine said...

Comment from Ruby (which I accidentally deleted):

Great film club at number82 last night. First time I've gone to see a film and been greeted at the door with the offer of a gin and tonic. Nor was I expecting to play bingo but I really enjoyed that too! Plus the free choc ice and popcorn. Last night's film, London, which I hadn't seen before was a series of musings around various parts of London in 1992. Interesting to see how some things change (remember pigeons in Trafalgar Square and slam-door trains at London Bridge), some things stay the same (crowded streets and pavements, cranes on the skyline) and some things come back again (Government cuts and people marching to protect their jobs). This is a great, and very friendly, addition to the thriving local filmclub community. It's a small space but there were still a few spare seats last night and I'm sure they would love to see more people next time.P