NOW BOOKING: Lexi Film School (29 APR to 24 JUN)

Getting a film education needn’t be expensive… particularly when your local indie venue delivers one on your doorstep! Lexi Film School starts again on 29 APR & runs until 24 JUN. Here’s your new timetable.

Lexi Film School: ROME, OPEN CITY (29 APR).
Lexi Film School: ROME, OPEN CITY (29 APR).

By RADIANT CIRCUS

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We’ve often thought that adventuring across London to see DIY community cinema – served with insightful special features by passionate experts – is one of the best film educations you can get. Building on previous editions, Lexi Film School has announced their new Spring Term dates, giving locals and visitors alike a world class film education in one regular spot.

The new term features “lost gems, under-rated masterpieces and world cinema classics” and the always friendly venue says that “all are welcome!” (which means you won’t get cinematic sand kicked in your face if you don’t know your Bergmans from your Bigelows).

The programme (copied below) includes a good variety of films, including a relatively rare outing for Bollywood cinema on London’s indie screens (if we ignore dedicated Bollyhouses like Boleyn and Safari). You’ll also get a chance to cram before each film with special pre-screening Film Notes written by the guest speakers. And thanks to a collaboration with MUBI, your ticket gets you three free months of their curated streaming service, allowing your cinematic odyssey to turn new corners.

Speaking of tickets, there’s nothing we like more than a multi-buy bargain. You can book for individual films or sign up for the whole term to get the best price. Tickets are £9 (£7 to Lexi members), or see all 7 screenings for £42 (that’s a bargain £6 per film + talk).

LEXI FILM SCHOOL takes place on Mondays at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN).

FULL PROGRAMME

Lexi Film School: FRIDA (13 MAY).
Lexi Film School: FRIDA (13 MAY).

29 APR 18:30
ROME, OPEN CITY d. Roberto Rossellini, 1945
Speaker: Jonathan Romney, film critic (Film Comment, Observer, Sight & Sound, Screen Daily)

13 MAY 18:30
FRIDA d. Julie Taymor, 2002
Speaker: Kat Lister, journalist (VICE, Broadly, Bitch media)

20 MAY 18:30
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING d. Karel Reisz, 1960
Speaker: Samuel West, actor (ON CHESIL BEACH, SUFFRAGETTE, HOWARD’S END)

03 JUN 18:30
OF LOVE & LAW d. Hikaru Toda, 2017
Speaker: Elhum Shakerifar, producer (OF LOVE & LAW, EVEN WHEN I FALL, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY)

10 JUN 18:30
SAAWARIYA d. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2007 (featured image)
Speaker: Ryan Lanji, curator, founder of Hungama

17 JUN 18:30
THE L-SHAPED ROOM  d. Bryan Forbes, 1962
Speaker: Selina Robertson, programmer (Independent Cinema Office, Club Des Femmes)

24 JUN 18:30
ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY d. Yolande DuLuart, 1972
Speaker: Charmaine Simpson, co-founder Black History Studies

Lexi Film School: SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (20 MAY).
Lexi Film School: SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (20 MAY).
Lexi Film School: OF LOVE & LAW (03 JUN).
Lexi Film School: OF LOVE & LAW (03 JUN).
Lexi Film School: THE L-SHAPED ROOM  (17 JUN).
Lexi Film School: THE L-SHAPED ROOM  (17 JUN).
Lexi Film School: ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY (24 JUN).
Lexi Film School: ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY (24 JUN).

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LEXI FILM SCHOOL takes place on Mondays at The Lexi (29 APR to 24 JUN).

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