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Danny Boyle Curates Shuffle Film Festival

Danny Boyle Curates Shuffle Film Festival

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The glow of love for Danny Boyle, post Olympics opening ceremony, hasn't dimmed (and got a bit of a boost during the recent repeat). As if to demonstrate just what an utter legend the guy is becoming, he's curating a film festival at St Clements Social Club, on the site of the old St Clements hospital in Bow, which will become housing under a Community Land Trust scheme from 2014.

Boyle used to live round the corner from St Clements and recently told the Standard how excited he is to be involved. He's providing a load of his own films to the festival and programming other, excellent, movies from other people. Sadly most of the Danny Boyle Q&A sessions are now sold out, but you can still get tickets to:

  • Slumdog Millionaire screening with Q&A from Danny Boyle and AR Rahman, during the alcohol-free Bollywood Day (12 August, 8.30pm, £10 + bf)
  • Attack the Block introduced by Joe Cornish (14 August, 7pm, £10 + bf)
  • the National Theatre's Frankenstein introduced by Danny Boyle, ahead of NT Live encore screenings in autumn (13 August, 8.30pm, £10 + bf)
  • Julien Temple Q&A post-screening of London: The Modern Babylon (17 August, 7pm, £15 + bf)
  • The Elephant Man introduced by Dexter Fletcher (18 August, 8.30pm, £10 + bf)
  • Day of the Mind on 11 August; main events are sold out, but enjoy the free fete from 11am
  • another chance to see the Olympics opening ceremony (13 August, 4pm, free).

There's also a free movie marathon on Sunday 18 August featuring David Lean's Great Expectations, recent hard hitting drama A Prophet and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, plus walks and music and comedy and poetry, and short films accompanying all features so you can spot future talent. And a bar and food. Also, be warned: some of the events are outdoors and won't be cancelled if it rains.

Shuffle Festival runs 8-18 August at St Clement's Social Club, Mile End Road, E3 4LH. For more information about the programme and to book, see the festival website.

Last Updated 19 August 2015

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