Sunday, September 04, 2011

New Cross Film Showings

Some interesting free film showings coming up in New Cross this week.

At Goldsmiths on Tuesday September 6th there's a chance to see Indian feature film 'Sthaniya Sambaad' ('Spring in the Colony') by Arjun Gourisaria and Moinak Biswas. Described as 'A moving, and funny, story of life in a refugee colony south of the city of Kolkata' it includes jokes, songs and reflections on urban development. There will be a Q & A with Moinak, one of the directors, who I met at the weekend when I took some people on a history tour of New Cross and Deptford. Should be good, I am planning to go. It starts at 6.15pm in the Goldsmiths Cinema in the Richard Hoggart Building (main building on Lewisham Way) - all welcome, no Goldsmiths connection required.

Next Sunday September 11th is that tenth anniversary. At St Catherine's Church at the top of Telegraph Hill (junction Pepys and Kitto Roads) they are showing the new documentary Little Town of Bethlehem at 7:30 pm. The film 'follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The story explores each man’s choice of nonviolent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence'. The film is part of the church's 'Peace and Reconciliation Sunday' events which will also include a 'Blessed are the peacemakers' service at 10 am and Evening Prayers for Peace at 6 pm if you are so inclined.

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