Fill the Land with Cinemas

Declarations for Cinema from the Scala Beyond network

DECLARATION #6: Deptford Film Club

Launched in September 2009, Deptford Film Club brings the most interesting, challenging, heart-breaking cinema into where you want to be. No pretensions, no passwords. Just great movies at an affordable price, and in good company.

This August Bank Holiday, we’re building a pop-up cinema at the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford – and we’re going to fill it with popular world cinema. Not the arthouse world cinema that you’re used to, but the gloriously populist movies of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Come to our global picture palace in the heart of multicultural London and you’ll come face-to-face with highly-urbanised stories that are sexy, imaginative, sometimes baffling, but constantly exciting.

We believe that popular cinema offers the strongest, most accessible expression of the contemporary imagination. By engaging with popular world cinema, audiences open themselves up to a more demanding and more rewarding relationship with the rest of the world. By seeing Third World countries through their own popular cinema, we reject the Western lens of rural poverty and come face-to-face with highly-urbanised cultures that are sexy, imaginative, sometimes baffling, but constantly exciting.

As part of Scala Beyond, the Deptford Film Club will be screening:

Friday 24 August & Saturday 25 August | 5.00pm | 2 day festival pass: £15 (£7.50 concessions, £30 family ticket) / 1 day festival pass: £10 (£5 concessions, £20 family ticket) Deptford Film Club presents The Global Picture Palace Stephen Lawrence Centre, 39 Brookmill Rd, Deptford, London, SE8 4HU

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