BELLA BARTOCK, our resident art critic, previews the movie schedule for May at South Norwood’s thriving Screen25 film club
Film-goers – and Croydon residents – will get a chance to ask Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison some detailed questions about his Rise Gallery’s efforts to art-wash the borough when the dealer attends a Question and Answer session at the Screen25 film club in South Norwood next month.
Zuchowski-Morrison, presumably providing hipster credentials, has been a regular companion of council chief exec Jo Negrini when she tours developer conferences looking to flog-off bits of our borough to multi-millionaire property speculators.
He is the man behind some of the controversial pieces of street art around the town centre – you know, like the highly derivative blue kid with a grenade on Surrey Street, or the £12,000 neon sign on the walkway over the market that doesn’t work properly.
And now he has been lined up for the Q&A on May 23, following a screening of The Square.
Now we’re not suggesting that Zuchowski-Morrison has been set-up at all by the film club schedulers, but their own description of The Square says that it is “A knife-sharp comedy satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age, this Palme d’Or winner will have you in stitches at the absurdity of the modern art world”.
Maybe they’re taking the Rise?
Clearly, one not to be missed.
All films are at 7.45pm, £5 – £8.50 (£2.50 off tickets for members; £2 off for Inside Croydon subscribers) and held at Harris Academy South Norwood, SE25 6AE, unless otherwise stated
Screen25 Film Club programme: May
Wed May 2 – THE MESSENGER (PG)
2015 Documentary 90min, Dir: Su Rynard
Celebrate National Gardening Week with a visually thrilling eco-documentary that unravels the mystery behind the world’s vanishing songbird population. In partnership with RSPB.
Wed May 9 – BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A)
2017 Drama 122min, Dir: Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton
Get ready for Wimbledon with the true story of the 1973 tennis match between women’s world No1 Billie Jean King and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Wed May 16 – IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (12) (7.30pm)
2010 Comedy 101min, Dir: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
Join us during Mental Health Awareness Week for a comedy about a clinically depressed teenager who gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. In partnership with Off The Record.
Wed May 23 – THE SQUARE (15)
2017 Comedy 151min (English subtitles), Dir: Ruben Östlund
A knife-sharp comedy satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age, this Palme d’Or winner will have you in stitches at the absurdity of the modern art world. Plus Q&A with the director of Croydon’s Rise Gallery.
Wed May 30 – A FANTASTIC WOMAN (15)
2018 Drama 104min (English subtitles), Director: Sebastián Lelio
A captivating story about a transwoman’s fight for acceptance, Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry every day. In partnership with Gendered Intelligence.
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