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Psychology at the Movies
Several students have their thoughts on the learning process (and on life itself) changed when a new teacher, John Keating, tears chapters from their textbooks and asks his students to stand on their desks to see the world from a new angle.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.
Aashish is an aspiring teacher who has struggled with his gender identity since childhood. Aashish makes the difficult decision to leave home and join a traditional transgender community (known as Hijras). The film focuses on Aashish’s transition into Aasha; the life of a traditional Hindu Hijra in modern India. All transgender roles are played by transgender non-actors.
Followed by a Q&A with the film's Director and Cast
Ticket price includes an opening reception before the film
Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, both survivors of child trafficking to Indian circuses. They had been rescued and brought back across the border to Nepal, but what does the future hold for these young women returning to a home they barely remember? Even When I Fall traces their journey over 6 years, as they reclaim their breath-taking skills as circus artists and begin to build a future against all the odds. Along with 11 other young trafficking survivors, they form Circus Kathmandu – Nepal’s first and only circus – creating a livelihood for themselves and simultaneously working to educate and challenge the deep-seated stigma against trafficked women. This intimate, beautiful film harnesses the visual power of circus to give a unique perspective into the complex world of human trafficking.
Followed by a panel discussion chaired by Mr Tony Matharu + reception in the bar
Harvie is a smart boy with one ambition, to finish the last level of his compute game and make his father proud of him. But it turns out that finshing the game is actually the beginning of a whole new adventure!
Let’s Rock Again! Is a one-hour music documentary that follows rock icon Joe Strummer as he tours across America and Japan. Strummer’s main objective is simple – to get his music out to the people and get his record to break even so that he can have another chance to rock again. In his humble quest, we even see Joe handing out flyers on the boardwalk and making a cold-call visit to a New Jersey radio station in order to get his music on the air and fans to his gig.More importantly however, is the intimate portrait depicted. This film was produced by Strummer and long-time friend Dick Rude and together they open the door to an exclusive view of the man never seen before.In 2002, the world lost Joe to a congenital heart condition. Let’s Rock Again is his final message, a story about never giving up!
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lucinda Tait and Mescaleros’ Tymon Dogg
Maiden is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line.
Filmed at London’s legendary Astoria venue, and the last performance from Paul Raven to be captured on film
This premiere screening of a special edit of the concert will be followed by a Q&A with Jaz Coleman.
Famed rock and roll guitarist Johnny Thunders arrives in New Orleans to get his life together after a toll of hardships, but instead falls into a dark journey and trail of events that are based on his real life unexplained mysterious death.
The life and times of Stiv Bators, legendary frontman of the Dead Boys and The Lords of The New Church.
Followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Danny Garcia
Matinee Classics - tickets available from £1.75
A marksman is drafted in WWII and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated heroes.
What is it like to look at life from the prism of death? To look at love from the vantage of heartbreak and betrayal? And what really is sacrifice and solitude? Tashi tells the story of these five individuals, each at a cross road of their lives, each filled with doubts, hopes and regrets. It’s a story of beautifully flawed humans and a step forward in their journey of self-discovery.
Followed by a Q&A with lead actor Charan Singh and lead actress Tania Mukherjee
Join us for The Business of Making Films discussion wtih guest speakers. Followed by the 14th Annual Short Film Competition
2.00pm - The Business of Making Films Discussion
2.45pm - Short Films Screening
4.15pm - Networking in the bar
The Following independent titles were shortlisted at closed judging session at London Academy of Film for the Short Film Award 2019.
LET ME BREATHE WITH MY DREAM director: Novera Hasan Nikon
AZAADI director: Harsh Mahadeshwar
JOY director: MohanrajSivalingam
LIFE, IN A DAY! director: Aniket Rumde
WOMEN- SIGNORA NAARI director: Rahul Hariharan
SKEWERED director: EdoardoBrighenti
A SARI FOR PALLAVI director: Kate Chamuris
HONOR directors: Morgan Aiken &Kankana Chakraborty
EDUCATE OUR DAUGHTERS director: Belmaya Nepali
THE WHEELCHAIR WARRIOR OF INDIA director: Vipasha Kiran
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Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is the daughter of a wealthy family and about to marry for the second time. On the eve of her wedding, her ex-husband (Cary Grant) appears, with a tabloid reporter (James Stewart) by his side in an attempt to kill a character-damning news-story of her father. This evolves into a love triangle (or square) and Tracy is forced to take an unflinching look at herself to realise who she truly loves.
"Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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A rare opportunity to see the Joe Strummer soundtracked ‘When Pigs Fly’ directed by Sara Driver and starring Marianne FaithfulMarty "Alfred Molina" is a jazz musician, always a precarious source of livelihood even for the best-known performers. In this film, he is just barely getting by, living on the outskirts of a run-down town populated by Irish immigrants. Though this might be called a highly successful life for a jazz musician, it is hardly satisfying. He hangs out a bar called The Rose of Sharon and is friends with its irrepressible barmaid, Sheila "Maggie O'Neill". When Sheila introduces Marty to the ghostly inhabitants of a rocking chair, they embark on a series of adventures that result in satisfaction for all concerned - except for the bar's owner, who killed one of the ghosts "Marianne Faithfull" when she was among the living
A film on one of Britain's best-loved and most influential bands of modern times, XTC. Emerging from the late 1970s punk and new wave explosion, XTC amassed a devoted following with hit singles Making Plans For Nigel, Sgt. Rock (Is Going To Help Me), Senses Working Overtime, Dear God and Mayor Of Simpleton.
A colourful and vibrant journey into the world of XTC and their alter-ego band, The Dukes Of Stratosphear, the film includes newly filmed interviews with Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding, Dave Gregory and Terry Chambers. Through a mixture of animation, archive and specially-shot sequences, the film opens up the world of XTC and into the brilliant minds of principle songwriters, Messrs Partridge and Moulding.
Followed by a Q&A with co-director Charlie Thomas and XTC's Dave Gregory
Youth – Sketch, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll is the portrait of a true artist, the story of an award winning producer known to his Mum as Martin, and to the rest of the world as, simply ‘Youth'.
A revealing and inspiring film directed by Paul Elliott and Sean Lamberth, who spent 18 months with full access to recording sessions, travelling alongside Youth in his VW camper van and talking to him while he painted and sketched. Youth’s story is told in his own words from his London Home and Studio. With new interviews from some of music's biggest names including Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Boy George, Jaz Coleman, Guy Pratt, Alan McGee, Danny McNamara, Reverend & The Makers and Alex “The Orb” Paterson amongst others. The film is soundtracked with previously unreleased, original music by Youth and Killing Joke in Dub which keeps the film driving through a steady stream of anecdotes, smoke hazed rooms and studio sessions.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Youth himself