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Tickets just £1.75 for the over-55s
A Hollywood starlet has had enough of having a career in a bubble bath and wants to be taken more seriously as an actress. She finds herself in Oregan and accidentally meets Tom, a real estate agent whose world she is about to turn upside down!
Psychology at the Movies
Followed by an audience discussion
Based on the writer/director's childhood, Farming tells the story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion covering the themes and issues raised in the film, hosted by psychologist Bryan Bonaparte.
Heavenly Films presents BBC Arena's Little Platform, Big Stage and Underground
Two classic BBC Arena documentaries about London Transport + Q&A with director Zimena Percival, BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms and Anthony Wall, Arena Series Editor, hosted by Travis Elborough, author of The Bus We Loved.
Little Platform, Big Stage
(dir Zimena Percival 2005)
Produced for the BBC's acclaimed Arena strand and to mark the extinction of London’s bus conductors, triggered by the demise in 2005 of the capital’s classic Routemasters, Zimena Percival’s enchanting Little Platform, Big Stage, packed with great old clips and music, meets five conductors from decades past with a billion tales to tell.
(Zimena Percival 2007)
Ever wondered what the underground looks like from the drivers seat? Look no further than Arena's 2007 documentary Underground, a celebration of the world's oldest underground system. Zimena Percival's inventive film begins 150 years ago in a Victorian London of slums and gaslight and takes us on a mysterious adventure through tube history, with contributions from some of the Underground's very own staff.
The screening will be followed by a drinks reception
Christian is a young and talented football player, a genius on the pitch but also a complete unpredictable loose cannon. After his last screw-up, the President of his football team decides to hire a tutor to teach him some discipline. The task will fall on Valerio, a solitary and grumpy professor. Sparks will fly at the beginning but there may be a chance that this improbable duo may become a big help the one for the other.
Directed by Leonardo D'Agostini and starring Stefano Accorsi (L'ultimo bacio, Veloce come il vento) and Andrea Carpenzano (Tutto quello che vuoi, La Terra dell'Abbastanza), Il Campione is a captivating dramatic comedy about football and friendship which won the Silver Ribbon for Best New Director.