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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Buy advance tick­ets for A Field in Eng­land + Q&A with Michael Smi­ley


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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Buy advance tick­ets for The Sta­tion Agent


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