Film still from Daft Punk's INTERSTELLA 5555 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park (April 2021).

NOW BOOKING: Deeper Into Movies at Dalston Roof Park

In the next of our series of posts about London’s outdoor film events, we take a look at Deeper Into Movies’ programme at Dalston Roof Park (now booking from 19 APR).

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Famed for their signature programming cocktail of movies featuring art and music mixed and served with a strong independent spirit, Deeper Into Movies are projecting an outdoor season at Dalston Roof Park from 19 April until 14 June (as things currently stand but expect more dates to be added as reopening continues).

The events are presented “in accordance with the venue’s social-distancing policy” and they promise that the screening area is “sheltered in case of rain”. There’s table service too for drinks and Gordo’s pizza. Tickets cost £10 but you will need to book two at a time (presumably because of the harsh impact of social distancing on the economies and practicalities of cinema screenings).

Deeper Into Movies’ reopening salvos offer a loud tribute to the late, lamented Daft Punk, with their 2003 anime feature INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM (d. Daisuke Nishio & Hirotoshi Rissen, 2003 – main featured image). We haven’t seen it, but feel drawn like moths to its flame thanks to the sneery 2-star Empire review: “Fine if you like the band – you’ll be treated to some cartoons playing over the top of their Discovery album. For everyone else, just daft.” Read Allegra Frank’s article about the film at Slate for some more appreciative fandom:

“[It] may not be the duo’s most recognisable work, but it’s a glorious one, a visual album-type project that brings two amazing art forms together seamlessly.”


INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM eschews dialogue and is all about the music and visuals, which makes it just the kind of treat we’re looking forward to seeing again on bigger screens. The first screening is scheduled for 19 April with doors opening at 19:30, but that’s currently looking sold out (although you can join the waiting list). Try the repeat screening the next day instead (20 April 19:30).

More excellent events you can book for at the time of posting include Rose Glass’ 2019 shocker SAINT MAUD (03 MAY 19:30), Celeste Bell & Paul Sng’s punk rock doc POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ (17 MAY 19:30), music doc THE FALL – IT’S NOT REPETITION, IT’S DISCIPLINE (31 MAY 19:30), Julian Schnabel’s biopic BASQUIAT (07 JUN 19:30), and Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi’s animated wonder PERSEPOLIS (14 JUN 19:30 – news of which just dropped as we were tidying up this post…).

Waiting lists are currently being compiled for screenings of DAVID BYRNE AMERICAN UTOPIA (26 April & 27 APR both 19:30) and MOGUL MOWGLI (10 MAY 19:30).

Expect Deeper Into Movies to schedule more events soon. Indeed, they are already promoting a special screening of ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES + Q&A WITH Stewart Lee & Barry Hogan (06 JUN 19:30) at Oslo… It does look like cinema is starting to happen again…




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