Films


 

☐ Twice a month
☐ When : Mondays, at 2 p.m.
☐ Where : Basement cinema, Mount View Road, N4
☐ Number of places per showing: 17

Group Convener: Patsy Nightingale
 

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Our programme : January to June 2019

Looking at the kitchen sink films, based on books or plays of the 1960s has been a real treat. This next tranche is going to continue with 1960s film but with a tighter focus: location shooting in London and often the more unfamiliar parts. This was in fact kicked off with our last film of this year: The L-Shaped Room.
 
We have moved to two films a month due to popular demand! When there is a Bank Holiday it doesn’t always work out but we may slot in some extras nearer the time. This time I will be sharing the load with my husband, Ian Christie.

The Films Group operates a booking system. Bookings normally open two weeks before the screening. In order to operate a system that is fair to all members of the Group, no applications before the booking opening date will be accepted.

28 January 2019

Sparrows Can’t Sing (1963)(Joan Littlewood)

Booking for this film opens 14 January 2019

 
” … a vivid picture of London’s East End and its larger than life characters – so vivid, that it had to be subtitled for American audiences. When Charlie returns from two years at sea he finds his wife (a terrific performance by Barbara Windsor) has traded in their two up two down for a high rise, and him for a bus driver.” – BFI
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include Limehouse, Stepney and Stratford

11 February 2019

A Hard Day’s Night (1964)(Richard Lester)
 
” … charts a fictionalised day in the life of The Beatles, back in the UK after conquering America, and on the run from their fans.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film These include Marylebone Station.

25 February 2019

The Ipcress File (1965)(Sidney J. Furie)
 
“In this stylish adaptation of Len Deighton’s thriller, secret agent Harry Palmer finds himself a pawn in a Cold War game.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include the Albert Hall and other sites.

11 March 2019

What a Crazy World (1963)(Michael Carreras)
Features Joe Brown, Susan Maugham and Marty Wilde.
 
“Alf Hitchins, a shiftless, idle East Ender spends his life in dance halls, amusement arcades and cafés to escape from the recrimination and self-preoccupation of the members of his family. He oscillates between the influence of Herbie, an anarchic layabout and Marilyn, his girlfriend. One night he casually composes a song about his world. All his efforts to sell it fail, except one. Instead of a contract he gets a job as delivery boy. This encourages his self-respect and a latent sense of responsibility. When his song is finally published it is an immediate success. Everyone is delighted except his family who remain completely indifferent. They don’t even listen to his record. Alf shrugs philosophically. Based on a stage musical performed at Stratford East theatre, London.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include scenes in the Caledonian Road area

25 March 2019

Blow-Up (1965)(Michelangelo Antonioni)
 
“The refined visual style of Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni collides with swinging 60s London in this story of a man who may have unwittingly photographed a murder.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include the railway arch, Consort Road, Peckham

8 April 2019

Cathy Come Home (1965)(Ken Loach)
 
” … follows young lovers Cathy and Reg from the optimism of their early married days through a spiral of misfortune that follows Reg’s work accident, leading to eviction and separation, and culminating, in what remains one of TV’s most memorable scenes, in a hysterical Cathy having her children forcibly taken away by Social Services.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include Hammersmith.

13 May 2019

Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)(Otto Preminger)
 
“Scotland Yard discovers that when an unmarried young mother announces her child is missing from a nursery school, no one has seen the child and disown her existence.” – BFI.
▷ ;Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include Hampstead.

10 June 2019

Repulsion (1965)(Roman Polanski)
“A young girl degenerates into insane homicide while left alone in a flat and kills both her boyfriend and the landlord through her basic aversion to men.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include South Kensington

To be scheduled

The Knack (1965)(Richard Lester)
 
“Colin is a schoolteacher who shares a house with Tolen. Tolen has “the Knack”…and is always surrounded by beautiful girls, whilst Colin is desperate to discover Tolen’s secret power over women.” – BFI
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include Lancaster Gate, Notting Hill, Hammersmith
 

Deep End (1970)(Jerzy Skolimowski)
 
“This tale of a teenager’s obsession for his co-worker takes place in the grimy interiors of a run-down London bath house and the late night streets of seedy Soho.” – BFI.
▷ Discover the London locations featured in this film
These include Soho and Stratford.