WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT...
Six short video works, followed by a screening of James M Muro’s melt movie classic, Street Trash.
Sick Monday is a celebration of the ‘video nasty’ horror genre, its influence on contemporary video artists, & its overlooked critical capacity to express social truths in an exuberant style.
Sick Monday is curated by Dean Kenning, Liam Scully and Vanessa Scully. It is supported by Arts Council England.
Join us on a night of fun and live music with a group of 8 musicians. Style ranging from acoustic to jazz and blues.
A comedy about the search for elusive cheeseburgers, Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies takes the Cheech and Chong stoner-buddy dynamic and puts it into the one-wild-and-crazy-night model, taking our heroes on a quest that inspired two sequels. A surprise hit in 2004, Harold and Kumar Get the Munchies is still high-grade comedy.
Cult film critic and horror author Kim Newman introduces this Japanese monster film from the team behind Godzilla, which will be followed by the ultimate Frankenstein pub quiz!
Our second film in the TIME theme is LOS CRONOCRÍMENES 'TIMECRIMES' with Guest Speaker DR NIKK EFFINGHAM. Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema!
Harold and Kumar set off for Amsterdam, but when Kumar lights up his new bong on the plane, the pair get sent to Guantanamo Bay for being terrorists. When a guard orders them to fellate him, they make an escape. But with the feds in pursuit, will they ever get to sample the legal weed of Amsterdam?
Amazing special effects, splatter-tastic, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR is a complete gore-fest, and will be followed by a Franken-concoction Mixology Workshop.
It's estimated that 100 million Americans can trace back their ancestry to Ellis Island, the United States’ first federal immigration facility. This double brings together the countless joys and heartbreaks of its monumental 120 year history.
This original double bill and panel discussion offers two observational documentaries exploring everyday struggles of two Polish women in London. Violetta lives in shared accommodation with her adopted friends, lovers and family. Beata has travelled to London to collect her husband’s ashes and achieve closure on a traumatic period of her life.
A triple bill of shorts considering the boundaries of community and how being a migrant woman may shift those boundaries. Looking in, carrying it with you, catalysing change, making your own - ‘community’ is an amorphous idea. These films consider it in turns goofy and subtle, bittersweet and sardonic - these films play wonderfully off one another!
A Kazakh family of the Saparkul returns from Afghanistan to their historical homeland Kazakhstan. But the homeland hardly remembers its forgotten sons.
Revenir follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from Ivory Coast, as he returns to West Africa and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country… But this time with a camera in his hand.
The difficulties of adolescence are particularly strong for the 15-year-old Alex (Ines Efron), who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at their house, with their 16-year-old son in tow…
When Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the festive season and accidentally burns down the Christmas tree so beloved of Harold's father in law, the pair embark on a mission to find the perfect Christmas tree. Falling into trouble at every single turn, will they find the perfect tree? Or will Harold's father in law take his revenge?
Deptford Cinema Book & Film Club in December invite you to watch charming romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) with wonderful Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. It is the only screen adaptation of best-selling novel written by acclaimed writer Truman Capote. If this film has met our expectations? Let’s find out during this lovely afternoon.
Deptford Cinema is presenting its first Karaoke Night, following the screening of Sofia Coppola’s quirky Tokyo nostalgia Lost in Translation (2003)! Classic film soundtracks, cheeky 80’s best hits, festive Christmas songs… what are your favourite karaoke songs? Put your pink wig on and show us what you got!
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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Our Christmas special film is SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS alongside a live recording of THE DREAM FACTORY PODCAST and a CHRISTMAS PARTY. Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema!
Join the Forever Young Film Club for a special festive screening of one of the most talked about films of the year, Love, Simon.
INFILTRATE HATE! Our Spike Lee Mixtape Season gains a special extra screening this winter, as the acclaimed director's latest award-winning thriller has become available for us to book!
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.
A runaway hit in Japan and at festivals around the world, Shin'ichirô Ueda’s feature debut is a bright and breezy, laugh-out-loud zombie comedy that's more than just another zombie comedy - it's a film about never giving up, a father-daughter story and a film that will keep you guessing right up until the credits roll.
Our third and final film in the TIME theme is PRIMER. Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema!
A COMMUNITY CINEMA FOR LEWISHAM...
The London Borough of Lewisham was one of only two London boroughs with no dedicated cinema. Deptford Cinema is a not-for-profit community led project that decided it was time to make this change, with the building of a new venue for film and arts on Deptford Broadway.
The cost of a cinema ticket today can be upwards of £12 and even more when you factor in the travel for Lewisham residents to nearby Greenwich or Southwark, or central London; it is increasingly no longer an affordable night out. Cinema should be for everybody, more often, and that’s the ethos of Deptford Cinema, providing interesting cinema, that’s also accessible.
Approaching its fourth year of regular screenings, Deptford Cinema is now the oldest operating cinema in Lewisham.
Deptford Cinema is being built by the community, for the community. Although our 40 seat cinema is open for business and fully functional, we are all in the process of completing our darkroom, gallery space and a fully licensed cafe/bar. The programming of events and films is open to anybody to show the films they want, and the cinema will be a hub for all things film in Lewisham.
With our regular programming gaining momentum, there is still a lot of work to do, especially with finishing the internal fit out of the space. If you think you can help out and would like to get involved and become a part of the cinema, it’s easy: come along to one of our Sunday meetings, held each week within the cinema at 11AM.
Deptford Cinema is a community based and community focused volunteer-run organisation that operates by means of an open participatory structure. Every week, trustees facilitate meetings attended by volunteers, during which decisions on our programme - from films to special events and exhibitions - are made collectively by consensus. Discussions and decisions regarding the organisation's administration, finances, publicity and visual identity are also held and made by consensus during our weekly meetings. The presence of a director or trustee is mandatory to ensure the ethos of the organisation is upheld, in other words, that every decision made by members serves the purpose of:
I. providing the community with interesting diverse cinema that is also accessible;
II. advancing the education of the community and wider public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film and art, for the public benefit;
III. advancing the education of the community and wider public in the running of arts institutions, for the public benefit; and
IV. advancing community development through the use of film and art, for the public benefit.
Deptford Cinema is registered as
DEPTFORD FREE CINEMA COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY – 08993385