Saturday, April 26, 2014
New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2014
New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2014 kicked off last night with 'Bend it Like Beckham' at the Hill Station Cafe and Superman of Malegaon at the Big Red Pizzeria. Loads more free events at interesting venues over the next week - see full programme here.
I will just mention a couple of events with particular local historical resonance.
South London Hardcore is showing Once a Jolly Swagman at no.178 cafe on May 1st, a great 1948 speedway film starring Dirk Bogarde that was filmed at the now vanished New Cross Stadium.
On 29 April, The Hustler is showing at Shades Snooker Club on Deptford High Street -a building that once housed one of the area's first cinemas, the Deptford Electric Palace (1910-54)