FILMBOX would like to promote other local alternatives to commercial cinemas and national/local festivals (incl. BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival which starts next week, link below) all in the cause of us all having access to a lively, diverse and inclusive film culture.
Here’s some places to get you started:
SE London Film Club Network – http://selondonfilmclubs.wordpress.com/
Co-ordinated by volunteer Angie MacDonald, this website shows what’s going on in several SE London ‘villages’, such as Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Deptford etc – there is some really vibrant film programming going on nearby with dedicated followers.
Roxy Bar & Screen – http://www.roxybarandscreen.com/
A lively place to see films and live sports events on the big screen in a fun bar/club atmosphere. On Borough High Street.
Secret Cinema – http://www.secretcinema.org/
A highly imaginative and immersive way to see films…shhhh… tell no-one!
Ripley Arts World Cinema Club, Sundridge Avenue, Bromley – http://www.bromleyarts.com/category/world-cinema/
The base of Bromley Arts Council and home to full programme of all manner of local arts and cultural events.
BFI 27th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival – 14-24 March 2013
An important event in London and the UK’s film calendar, going strong after 27 years. For full info on the programme and booking: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/llgff.
67th Edinburgh International Film Festival – 19-30 June 2013
If you’ve never been, this is a superb event and Edinburgh itself is always one of the stars – much better now the festival doesn’t have to clamour against the Fringe etc in August (that’s if you’re not a school teacher!). The longest running film festival in the world: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/
23rd London Latin American Film Festival – 15-24 November 2013
Always has some amazing films and award-winners and a great atmosphere: http://www.latinamericanfilmfestival.com/
BUT – please still come home to your FILMBOX!