As a thank you for being a Deptford Cinema patron, we've arranged two free screenings for you on Saturday (21st July). If you've not yet collected your patron card, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. We are still working on the patron goody bags described in the previous mail and hope to have further information on those soon.
We hope to see you on Saturday and please feel free to bring a plus one with you.
Doors open: 3:30pm.
SELL OFF - THE ABOLITION OF YOUR NHS: 4:00PM
SITA SINGS THE BLUES: 6:30PM
For more information on our patron's scheme and to join please click here!
SELL OFF - THE ABOLITION OF YOUR NHS (2016)
DOORS - 3.30PM
START - 4.00PM
A hard hitting documentary that tells the disturbing story about how the NHS is being abolished and replaced by something akin to the US insurance-based system.
The NHS has been quietly transformed into a business ready for corporate takeover and conversion to the American private insurance model. In 'Sell-Off', filmmaker Peter Bach exposes the two decade covert privatisation which has occurred without public mandate and against the public interest.
"Once judged as the finest, most cost efficient health service in the world, the NHS is now in mortal danger – due to ruthless government privatisation plans. Are the British people fully aware of this? Or have they been sidetracked by the propaganda of so-called austerity. A group of doctors and health care professionals are dedicated to getting the truth out."
John Pilger - Award-winning journalist and film-maker
SITA SINGS THE BLUES (2008)
START - 6.30PM
“The Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told”
Sita Sings the Blues is an intriguing and stylistic, feature animation directed by Nina Paley.
The film charts how the lives of its two main characters – Sita and Nina – who exist in different times and spaces, interact on a thematic level. Sita is a goddess and she is separated from her beloved husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. The animation is set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.
"A spellbinding film that charms with its quirkiness in almost every sequence."
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
"Captivating, mesmerizing, spellbinding -- I'll throw everything in the movie-critic book at this animated feature by Nina Paley. "
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader