Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Fresh Films

More film, lucky old Lewisham, despite having no cinema there are plenty of people willing to put on films, as listings on Transpontine have shown. If experimental stuff isn't your bag then Fresh Films at Cafe Crema are offering up some fantastic films for children at their Children's Film Cafe .
They're starting with the Tim Burton-esque film of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach from 1pm this Saturday, 19th March. More exciting to me, and something I suggest you should borrow a child for, is the showing of Miyazaki's heart-breakingly good anime Spirited Away. This will probably be the dubbed version but go see it if you can anyway. Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone is showing on 9th April, a film that must still look like great fun to innocent eyes.
Another exciting inclusion is a film I have not seen yet, the 1957 fantasy The Singing Ringing Tree. £3.00 per film - tickets can be bought in advance from the café. Babies and small children are welcome - Free tickets for under 5's.

The café will operate a non smoking policy for these screenings. Breastfeeding welcome. your baby can sit on your lap. Safe storage for buggies and changing area provided. Time: Doors at 1.00pm, films start at 2.00pm.
Adults are well serviced too, with a double bill of the 1981 UK two-tone/ska film 'Dance Craze' and the classic Jamaican reggae film 'The Harder They Come' appearing on the 29th March and the Bob Dylan biopic 'Don't Look Back' showing on the 12th April. I'm going to try and see 'The Harder the Come' before the proposed remake spoils it for me.
Doors at 7.00pm, films start at 8.00pm. Normal cafe opening hours are weekdays 9.30-6.00. The Cafe is fully licensed; serving vegetarian food, Fair Trade tea and espresso/ hot chocolate and fabulous cake. For more information call the café on 020 8320 2317 or visit their website. Here's a map.

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