Category Archives: Film NIghts

Central Station – Sat 16th July

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Buy advance tickets for Central Station


Tickets £5 on the door or in advance
Bar and snacks available

Saturday 16th July 2016

Doors open 8pm

A powerful, evocative and moving drama, involving a train journey across Brazil with a cynical woman and the young boy she befriends. With a superb performance from Fernando Montenegro who was Academy Award nominated (for best actress) in 1999.

The tone of life in Rio de Janeiro is established in an early scene in Walter Salles‘ Central Station as a train pulls alongside the platform and passengers crawl through the windows to grab seats ahead of the people who enter through the doors. In this dog-eat-dog world, Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) has a little stand in the rail station where she writes letters for people who are illiterate.

One day a mother and son use her services to dictate a letter to the woman’s missing husband. Soon after, the mother is struck and killed by a bus.

The child knows one person in Rio: Dora. He approaches her for help, and her response is brief: “Scram!” The key to the power of “Central Station” is in the way that word echoes down through most of the film. This is not a heartwarming movie about a woman trying to help a pathetic orphan, but a hard-edged film about a woman who thinks only of her own needs.

 

A Field in England + Q&A with Michael Smiley – Sat 11th June

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Feast Film Nights are excited to be hosting Michael Smiley , who plays the alchemist, for a Q&A after the film.

Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist (Michael Smiley), the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Directed by Ben Wheatley (2014 – cert 15).

Tickets £5 on the door or in advance
Bar and snacks available

Saturday 11th June 2016

Doors open 8pm, Film starts at 8:30pm

At The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS MAP

 

 

The Station Agent – June 18th

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Starring Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as a man who seeks solitude in an abandoned train station in the Newfoundland section of West Milford, New Jersey. Directed by Tom McCarthy (2003 – cert 15).

Tickets £5 on the door or in advance
Bar and snacks available

Saturday 18th June 2016

Doors open 8pm, Film starts at 8:30pm

At The Portico Gallery, 23a Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HS MAP