Johnny Moped does another lap at Stanley Tech: July 8


The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is to screen Basically Johnny Moped at the South Norwood Arts Festival on July 8.

The film is highly recommended.

There is not a more Croydon movie than Basically Johnny Moped, the warts-and-all, bittersweet documentary, lovingly told by director Fred Burns, the son of local folk hero Captain Sensible, aka Raymond Burns, who makes regular appearances in the narrative of the film through his punk era alter ego.

The film was used to mark the re-opening of the David Lean Cinema in April. Read our report of that event and review of the film here.

Next month’s screening will be at the Harris Academy South Norwood – or formerly the Stanley Tech of Captain Sensible fame – and tickets are £5 in advance (£6 on the night).

The cinema campaigners “hope to have a Q&A with at least one guest”… Who could it be?

“It’s a superb documentary, full of local characters, places and great music. If you missed it at the David Lean, you have another chance. If you didn’t miss it, you probably want to see it again,” the organisers say, with good reason.

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