Orchestral feel as South Norwood cinema sets new bar

OWEN HETHERSAY rounds-up the latest  Screen25 listings

Cheers: the licensed bar is now open at Screen25’s shows

Cinema-goers to Screen25 can now enjoy using the venue’s pop-up licensed bar and café, enabling them to enjoy the luxury of a night out on your doorstep.

Community cinema Screen25 has just released its schedule of movies for November and into December, usually with two films each week shown at the Harris Academy South Norwood.

Ticket prices remain a bargain £8.50 (£6.50 for paid-up subscribers to Inside Croydon).

The line-up for the coming weeks includes a Q&A with the director of Man And Beyond, a new film on the consequences of meat farming being shown on World Vegan Day, and two collaborations with live cinema orchestra The Cabinet of Living Cinema.

On November 10, that involves a music workshop where the kids create the sound effects for scenes from the film using percussion and instruments, and then take part in performing during the screening of the film, Disney’s Oscar-winning Coco.

Live music and Q&As with movie directors form a key part of Screen25’s offerings in the coming weeks

In December, the music collaboration returns with a slightly more adult bent, in a double bill of gothic and surrealist cinema. The German horror The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is paired with the living graphic novel Mary Shelley’s Future Shocks, both live scored by The Cabinet of Living Cinema, and followed by another Q&A.

  • 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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Click here for Screen25’s October programme.

Screen25 Film Club programme: November

2018 90min. Dir: Antonio Barbaro & Albert Sobilo

Join us on World Vegan Day with an exclusive preview of Man and Beyond, a documentary that takes an original look at the ethical implications of eating animal products, and the positive outcome achieved through a plant-based diet.
The screening is followed by a director Q&A

Wed Nov 7 THE RIDER (15)
2018 USA Drama 102min Dir: Chloé Zhao

After a tragic riding incident, young cowboy Brady, once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Determined to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and attempts to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Filmed in the Badlands of South Dakota, director Chloé Zhao has elegantly formed a painful and poetic tour de force. Using non-actors to play the central characters, Zhao’s contemporary Western is a visually stunning and landmark film.

Fri Nov 9 TULLY (15)
2018 96min Dir: Jason Reitman

Starring Charlize Theron as Marlon, a mother of three who is gifted a “night nanny” by her extravagant brother, this fearless and painfully honest depiction of motherhood is one of 2018’s most heartfelt and relatable films.

Sat Nov 10 COCO (PG) (2pm)
2017 USA 102min Animation Dir: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
With dreams of becoming a musician, Miguel strives to overcome his families age-old ban on music. After mysteriously finding himself in the Land of the Dead, Miguel joins forces with Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) and together they journey to find out the true story of Miguel’s family and their aversion to music.
A family film club presentation. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Up to 2 adults per child.
Screening preceded with music workshop in association with The Cabinet of Living Cinema

Wed Nov 14 APOSTASY (PG)
2018 95min Dir: Daniel Kokotajlo

What would you do if you had to choose between your faith and your family? Daniel Kokotajilo’s brazen and honest debut lifts the veil on life in a tight-knit community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, told through the eyes of a family entrenched in a crisis of faith.

Fri Nov 16 MATANGI/MAYA/MIA (18)
2018 96min Dir: Stephen Loveridge

A revealing documentary that opens a window into the life of refugee, musician and revolutionary’s daughter, M.I.A.

2018 95min Dir: Renee Edwards

A multi-award-winning documentary that pays homage to the musicians who courageously returned to their hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Screening followed by Director Q&A

2018 USA Drama 108min Dir: Debra Granik

From the Academy Award-nominated writer/director of Winter’s Bone comes the story of Will and his teenage daughter Tom as they’re ripped from their home in the wild in the remote woods of Oregon. When their idyllic life in nature is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, they set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Wed Nov 28 FACES PLACES (12A)
2018 Fr Documentary 94min Dir: Agnès Varda & JR

The ultimate road movie has arrived. Filmmaking icon Agnès Varda forges an unexpected collaboration with photographer JR as they embark on a road trip like no other. A Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee, Faces Places is a deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the subtle power of community, but the inspiration that comes from the most cross-generational of friendships.

Fri Nov 30 McQUEEN (15)
2018 USA Documentary 111min Dir: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui

McQueen’s fierce romanticism and punk poetry helped create 1990s-era “Cool Britannia”. A lad from the East End of London could — and did — become one of the most original and influential artists of his time. A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of designer Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

1920/2018 Ger/UK Horror 135min Dir: Robert Wiene/The Cabinet of Living Cinema

Expect a night of legendary cinema paired with an innovative exploration of the ideas of Mary Shelley and Yuval Harari, scored live by the Cabinet of Living Cinema.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the creators

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