Movies For No Moola At Camberwell Free Film Festival

By Stuart Black Last edited 35 months ago
Movies For No Moola At Camberwell Free Film Festival

The Free Films Festival initiative that sweeps across south London every year — and now up over the river into London Fields too — seems to be practically non-stop. The scheme, run by local communities in six different areas, lights up Camberwell this month with a typically eclectic mix of firm favourites and old oddities in unexpected local haunts.

You could try watching 1973 horror flick Death Line (aka Raw Meat) in the crypt of St Giles — all about cannibals descended from Victorian railway workers harvesting unsuspected commuters from the London Underground (yeah, that again).

Or there are two documentary double bills screening in the striking William Booth College, which was designed in 1929 by Giles Gilbert Scott (the same year he dreamt up Battersea Power Station). The first night will make your blood boil with new docs about the miner’s strike (Still The Enemy Within) and the dismantling of the NHS (Sell Off). Then a few days later you can cool off with How We Used to Live, an ode to post-war London scored by Saint Etienne, on the same bill as the 1969 film that inspired it: The London Nobody Knows.

There are films in pubs: Pride (at The Flying Dutchman), Only Lovers Left Alive (at The Camberwell Arms), Two Days, One Night (at The Crooked Well) and The Punk Singer (The Joiners Arms). And kid-friendly fare: Frozen (at Lyndhurst School) and The Lego Movie (at Sceux Gardens).

There are plenty of other leftfield choices in cafes and shops too. See the full program or go the Facebook page. The Camberwell Free Film Festival runs from 19-29 March.

Last Updated 05 March 2015