See Oscar-Winning Films For Free In Peckham And Nunhead

By Zoe Craig Last edited 30 months ago
See Oscar-Winning Films For Free In Peckham And Nunhead
Peckham Rye Outdoor Cinema. Photo by Electric Pedals

See Oscar-winning movies Gravity and Ida for free in Peckham this September as the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival returns to South East London.

Now in its sixth year, this year's festival programme features more than 25 films, shown across the SE postcodes in parks, pubs, churches, community centres, cafes and even a cemetery.

More than your average film festival, PNFFF continues to bring quirky touches to its programme. Gravity will be a bike-powered outdoor screening on Peckham Rye; 1987 classic Robocop is being shown at Four Quarters, London's only arcade bar. You can see Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga outdoors in Glengall Wharf Garden, or catch the London premiere of Landfill Harmonic at Southwark's waste management facility near the Old Kent Road.

Other festival highlights include rare silent Edwardian films made at the Gaumont studios in Camberwell screened at the Ivy House with piano accompaniment by Neil Brand; Welcome to Busseywood, a one-day celebration of African cinema held at the Bussey Building; and Time(s) Travel(s), an evening of sound, projected light, digital animation and 3D mapping on the Victorian chapel in Nunhead Cemetery. A rare screening of comedy classic Start The Revolution Without Me at the Peckham Pelican is also worth a look.

South East London based Stones fans should definitely check out Stones Celebration, a screening of Crossfire Hurricane followed by a performance by Not The Rolling Stones at the Montague Arms.

The festival closes with true local flavour: a screening of SuperBob, about a Peckham postman-turned-superhero at the Peckhamplex with a director Q&A.

PNFFF 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 takes place at various venues between 3-13 September. For more information see listings or download a programme from the website. Entry, obviously, is free.

For this year's festival, Rye Books is screening The Chain by Jack Rosenthal
For this year's festival, Rye Books is screening The Chain by Jack Rosenthal
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A previous festival screening in Nunhead Cemetery
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Nunhead Cemetery will host Time(s) Travel(s) this year

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Last Updated 18 August 2015