Preview: Peckham And Nunhead Free Film Festival

Film fans: want to watch Delicatessen in a delicatessen? Or a cockney culture documentary in a pie and mash shop? Or kids’ film The Singing Ringing Tree in a wildlife garden?

These are just some of the fun celluloid-and-setting pairings on offer for the 2012 Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival. There are more than 20 free film screenings over the course of the festival, some in less site-specific locations, but all very exciting nevertheless. Other highights include classic Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets at the Nunhead Cemetery; 1967 documentary The London Nobody Knows with James Mason at Rye Books; and Toy Story 3, screened outdoors in the Calypso Gardens in Peckham.

In addition, there’s a Monster Film Day featuring a monster animation workshop followed by screenings of Monsters Vs Aliens and Attack the Block; a film installation at Peckham Space called 343 Perspectives, featuring passengers from the 343 bus; and a discussion at the Nunhead library, Reel Women, about women and film.

Look out, too, for the Welcome to Busseywood extravaganza on the last Saturday, a 16-hour music and film marathon at the Bussey Building, starting at midday and carrying on into the night. Screenings include Rockers, Fire in Babylon, Drying for Freedom, Black Power Mixtape and Peckham Film Open, new short films by local filmmakers.

Now in its third year, the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival is run on an entirely voluntary, not-for-profit basis by a group of dedicated, film- and community-loving local residents. Events are funded through partnerships with community organisations and other supporters. So it’s all completely free for you, the viewer.

The Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival runs from 13 to 23 September at various venues across SE15. Visit freefilmfestivals.org to find out more.

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