Screen25 to return with virtual reality and some harsh realities

Screen25, the South Norwood film club, returns to its weekly schedule with some bonus events in September, with its usual eclectic range of offerings, from Spielberg’s take on virtual reality, to Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, through to the harsh realities shown by the documentary, Black Power Mixtape.

The latter film is being shown to mark the anniversary of the 1968 uprisings and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the screening in partnership with Black Cultural Archives.

The season begins on September 5 with Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed comedy drama, which had five Oscar nominations and won two Golden Globes, one of which was won for best actress by Saoirse Ronan. There’s an additional screening on September 7, together with the Bechdel Film Test, when there will be a post-film party.

Tickets are now on sale for all screenings, with Inside Croydon subscribers entitled to a £2 discount on each ticket booking (one per screening).

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

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Screen25 Film Club programme: September

Wed Sep 5 LADY BIRD (15)
2017 Comedy-Drama 93min, Dir: Greta Gerwig
Follow the story of Lady Bird (played by Golden Globe winner Saoirse Ronan) as she approaches womanhood while navigating high-school friendships, young love and her relationship with her well meaning but overprotective mother.

Fri Sep 7 LADY BIRD (15)
2017 Comedy-Drama 93min, Dir: Greta Gerwig
As Sep 5 above. For this screening, in partnership with the Bechdel Film Test, we’ll have good music, food and drink and a post-film party, and lots more surprises to be announced soon.

2011 Documentary 100min, Dir: Göran Olsson
This collection of recently discovered footage recorded by Swedish journalists is an exciting new look at one of the most important eras of the 20th century. Join us for a celebration of the anniversary of the 1968 uprisings and the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In partnership with Black Cultural Archives.

Fri Sep 14 READY PLAYER  ONE (12A)
2018 Sci-Fi/Fantasy 139min, Dir: Steven Spielberg
A retro, 80s referencing, nostalgia churning adventure in a dystopian future obsessed with living life in virtual reality. We’ll be joined by Croydon’s own VR cafe and bar, Limitless-VR, who will give you the chance to test out VR games and experiences for yourself.

Wed Sep 19 ISLE OF DOGS (PG)
2018 Comedy/Animation 101min, Dir: Wes Anderson
An outbreak of snout-fever reaches epidemic proportions and all dogs have been exiled to Trash Island. Join Atari as he attempts to retrieve his beloved dog Spots and ultimately save the entire canine-race. Featuring an all-star cast of voice talents, including Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Bryan Cranston

Fri Sep 21 ISLE OF DOGS (PG)
2018 Comedy/Animation 101min, Dir: Wes Anderson
As Sep 19 above.

2017 Drama 114min, Dir: Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia
Join Screen25 for our Odyssey Film Club, designed to shine a light on cinema from around the world. This month we travel to Sicily for a psychological thriller based on the 1993 real-life kidnapping of 12-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo

2017 Comedy/Drama 100min, Dir: John Cameron Mitchell
The long forgotten story of the 1970s alien punk invasion of Croydon. Based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, and featuring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning, this sci-fi drama will transport you to the exotic and surreal world of south London.

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