Thursday, October 31, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Deptford Cinema, in collaboration with Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, bring to you a special selection of short films on Halloween night.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Empowered electronics, kinetic pulse, drifting texture, undulating drone, amber cloud, alternating current, corrosive rain, dots behind the eyes, light becomes sound, rebuilt from the ground up with whatever comes to hand.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Black Widow is an innovative female lead horror short by London based actor and filmmaker Rhondda Rhiannon. The film follows a day in the life of three young women who run a very lucrative business profiting from the fetishisation of women of colour. They receive a booking from their latest client and the preparation begins.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:37 PM
With its all-black cast, MGM’s 1943 musical Cabin in the Sky provided a rare and invaluable showcase for some of the era’s most legendary African American performers.
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
A period of relative peace in 17th-century Japan leads to the breakup of the clan system and plunges many samurai into unemployment and poverty; the only honourable solution to which according to the code of bushido is to seek out a high ranking palace to perform the ritual suicide, seppuku. However some ronin begin exploiting this practice for financial gain, in the hope that the feudal lord will see their undying commitment to the code and employ them instead.
When an impoverished and world-weary ronin named Hanshiro arrives at the residence of the Li clan to request a death befitting of a samurai, he is told about the agonising and humiliating fate of Motome, the last visitor who tried to exploit the clan in this way.
Unbeknownst to the clan however, Hanshiro is already well aware of the tale.…
Masaki Kobayashi’s films often commented on the less honourable side of bushido (and wider Japanese society in general); the rigidity of its system, the hypocrisy of blind loyalty, and of course, the brutal violence.
Harakiri is no exception.
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Our final film in the BODY theme and our final film of the 2018/2019 programme is David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME! Welcome to Sci-Fi Sundays at Deptford Cinema!
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Post Tenebras Lux (2012) is a semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Carlos Reygadas. The narrative follows a couple moving from Mexico City to live in the countryside. This extraordinary neo-surrealist film competed in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and Reygadas won the Best Director Award.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Everything I love, disappears is a video installation reflecting on gentrification and the bleaching of our society. It is a part of Depford X Fringe 2019 Festival.
Video installation you can see at Deptford Cinema upstairs in the little room : Friday 25th October – Launch event: 6pm – 9pm / Saturday 26th October 2pm-8pm / Sunday 27th October 12pm-4pm
Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival. It was launched in 1998 as a free, annual, artist-led festival based in and around Deptford, South East London. For 10 days every year, the festival brings artists from around the world to Deptford and showcases their work alongside some of the most creative talent living and working in the area in its uniquely un-juried fringe programme. Now in its third decade, Deptford X is focusing on the significance of its history in the area.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
The soulful, uplifting story of three brothers brought together to care for their charismatic 93- year-old grandmother América in southwest Mexico, this documentary charts how they respond to the challenges of their new adult responsibilities. Who decides what becomes of América? And how long will they put their lives on hold to care for her?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Exploring the world of a mental health clinic in Japan through the eyes of patients, doctors, staff, volunteers and home-helpers, Mental is a complex, rewarding and surprising film that closely depicts the daily lives of patients - revealing their struggles, anxieties and moments of joy - and the difficulties in maintaining mental health services in the face of budget cuts.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Life drawing at Deptford Cinema!
Monday, October 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:37 PM
An undeniable classic, screwball musical comedy, Top Hat stars the legendary duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Glamorous and enthralling, a Depression-era diversion beautifully scored by Irving Berlin, it is the most successful and beloved picture of the prolific Rogers and Astaire partnership which saw them produce an astonishing nine musicals between 1933 and 1939.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
An incredibly beautiful and moving debut by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas. Japón was awarded Golden Camera - Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival 2002. It received high accolades from most critics who have seen it and was placed at #100 on The Moving Arts Film Journal's list of the 100 greatest films of all time
A man (Alejandro Ferretis) travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman (Magdalena Flores).
Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 7:30 PM – Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 9:00 PM
Deptford Cinema is proud to present, in association with Studio Holder, The Films of Louis Holder: A Retrospective (So Far). This micro-season* aims to chronicle the trajectory of an emerging filmmaker showcasing visual experiments, short films, documentaries and fiction work.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Deptford Cinema is proud to present the European Premiere of short film 'ORANDA' from emerging experimental filmmaker Livan Garcia-Duquesne. Laden with numerous Tarkovskian elements, ORANDA will be followed by a screening of the enigmatic and enduring 'MIRROR' (Criterion Collection Edition) by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
This frightening supernatural gothic film stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect sinister and sensual secrets hiding behind the Victorian decorum of her new household.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Can a candidate with no political experience win an election? Campaign tells the story of 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko 'Yama-san' Yamauchi, an ordinary man whose peaceful, humdrum life is disturbed when Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) unexpectedly chooses him to run for a vacant seat on the city council in Kawasaki despite having no political experience and no time to prepare for the impending election, a critical vote for the LDP. This film follows his heated campaign, asking timely questions about the nature of democracy.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Untutored life drawing session with Deptford Life Drawing Collective
Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Showing rarely documented, intensely private moments, Island follows four people during their last days. We get to know Alan - a former London bus depot manager, Roy - a university librarian, Mary - a woman managing late stage cancer and Jamie, a 40-year old lorry driver trying to preserve his normal existence of 'booze and banter'. Sensitive and tender yet thought provoking, Island issues a challenge to on-screen representations of death and its status as a taboo subject in society.
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
DC Film and Book Club is back in October with a pre-Halloween special, pairing Hitchcock’s classic avian horror-thriller The Birds with its lesser-known source material, Daphne Du Maurier’s short story written in 1951.
THE BIRDS directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Launching our season of films from the African and Caribbean diaspora is Isaac Julien's debut narrative feature, Young Soul Rebels. The film follows Chris (Valentine Nonyela) and Caz (Mo Sesay), DJs on a Black pirate radio station in the East End, through a part-thriller, part-love story that deals with race, class and sexuality against the backdrop of 1970s Britain.
Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
It's winter, 5 degrees, but the water is steaming. People sit around in the hot thermal waters, leaning against the edge of the pool. Behind them, an infinite expanse of sea.
What at first glance looks like a beautiful spa by the sea, the people of Varna call THE PIT.
Don’t miss this insightful cinematic portrait of a community and its fascinating investigation into a microcosm of present-day Bulgarian society.
Q&A with producer, Genia Grassnig
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
IMAGININGS - a night of film and electronic music with Trinity Laban & Friends
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Life drawing at Deptford Cinema!
Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The story of two women from two different eras linked by separate tales of deceit, desperation - and fear. Aliide has experienced the horrors of the Stalin era and the deportation of Estonians to Siberia, but she herself has to cope with the guilt of opportunism and even manslaughter. One night in 1992 she finds a young woman in the courtyard of her house; Zara has just escaped from the claws of the Russian mafia who held her as a sex slave. Aliide later finds out that the girl is related to her. Survivors both, Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each other’s motives; gradually, their stories emerge, the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss that played out during the worst years of Estonia’s Soviet occupation.
Based on a best-selling novel by Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen, Purge is a gripping and polished hybrid of contemporary thriller and historical melodrama. It features two interwoven plots: one set in post-Communist Estonia, the other during the brutal early years of Soviet occupation at the end of World War II.
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 5:45 PM – 7:44 PM
A behind-the-scenes look at the Michigan Stadium which with a capacity of 107,601, is the largest football stadium in north America, affectionately dubbed The Big House by its supporters. Shot both on and off the field, against the backdrop of the 2016 US election and the rise of Donald Trump, The Big House is a microcosm of modern America.
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. In the film blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old youth. As a young boy, he coveted other people's things, but it wasn't until his early adolescence that his true calling -- to be a thief -- manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him. Together they will embark on a journey of discoveries, love and crime.