Every week we do our bit to make cinema going in London that little more affordable by finding & flagging as many FREE film nights as we can. Here’s our guide to highly affordable cinema screens this week.
By RADIANT CIRCUS
Cinema going in London can range from the eye-wateringly expensive to the soft embrace of a free screen, where our only concerns are about travel. Indeed, our ongoing film journeys depend almost entirely upon this mixed economy and so it goes without saying that we love a free screen.
Affordable cinema we’ve spotted this week includes:
ARMS WIDE OPEN d. Sirus Grahan, 2019 + PARTY for the European premiere at House Of Vans (25 MAY 20:30 – FREE!).
DOCUMENTS: HUILLET-STRAUB AT WORK at Goethe-Institut (25 MAY 10:00, part of THE FILMS OF JEAN-MARIE STRAUB AND DANIÈLE HUILLET – FREE!).
MOONLIGHT d. Barry Jenkins, 2016 presented by Deeper Into Movies at Peckham Levels (27 MAY 19:00 – FREE!).
RAFIKI d. Wanuri Kahiu, 2018 presented by Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest + East End Film Festival at Victoria Park, part of All Points East (27 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).
LATE SPRING d. Yasujiro Ozu, 1949 presented by Redmond Pictures at Redmond Community Centre (30 MAY 19:30 – FREE/Booking essential!).*
This week’s Korean offerings c/o the Korean Film Festival at the Korean Cultural Centre and Deptford Cinema are currently looking SOLD OUT!
THE WORLD OF US d. Yoon Ga-eun, 2016 presented by KCCUK at Deptford Cinema (28 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).
THE ROOM NEARBY d. Ko Tae-Jeong, 2009 at KCCUK (30 MAY 19:00 – FREE!).
Finally, you could do a lot worse than head to the always wonderful Herne Hill Free Film Festival (29 APR to 01 JUN), one of a series of similarly styled events enabled by the Free Film Festivals organisation. Events this week include:
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY d. Bryan Singer, 2018 at Judith Kerr Primary School (24 MAY 21:00 – FREE! outdoor screening).
ISLE OF DOGS d. Wes Anderson, 2018 at Brockwell Park – Herne Hill (25 MAY 21:00 – FREE! outdoor screening).
THE PONDS d. Patrick McLennan, Samuel Smith, 2019 + Swimming Shorts at The Lido Café (27 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE d. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman, 2018 at Station Hall (28 MAY 19:00 – FREE!).
A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH d. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946 at Herne Hill Baptist Church (29 MAY 19:30 – FREE!).
All of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival events are promoted on a “first come, first served basis.
FREE film nights book up quickly, so click when you can. Don’t be afraid to contact the organisers if they are full to ask about how they deal with the inevitable no-shows. And please only book if you can go and/or cancel your booking if you can’t. That way, everyone can get a seat!
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