Let’s march to… spring!
By Afro (follow her on Twitter: @graphiclondoner)
As winter months accumulate, March is usually a difficult one to get through. Spring does not come soon enough, low temperatures usually persist and to make things worse, I cannot recall any holidays or celebration days off the top of my head (apart from International Women’s day)– so if your birthday falls in March, consider yourself lucky!
For the rest of us, March is an ideal opportunity to focus on developing ourselves. Use this month to learn more about the world we are living in, about our history and past and about some of the challenges our planet faces i.e. the climate. Climate Week – Britain’s biggest climate change campaign- runs in the beginning of March and they will host a couple of screenings.
I know I have often fallen victim of watching a pleasant film because it is light and easy whereas there are so many wonderful award-winning films out there that show you a glimpse of the world you may never see for yourself and will have a lasting sensation in your memory. Sometimes I need just a push – so it may be the case with you! This is why this month’s film list focuses on classic films, politics, history and documentaries and provides the opportunity to watch something that will resonate with you.
P.S. Like always, click on the titles for more information on venues and times. Most of the films are free entry (check brackets for when that’s not the case) but for some of them you will need to book your place in advance so hurry up!
- Sunday 1st – The rugged island & Clavel | Sands Films Cinema Club | Rotherhithe
- Monday 2nd – Napoleon Dynamite | The Old Queen’s Head | Angel (£3)
- Monday 2nd – Flesh for Frankestein | The Alibi | Dalston
- Tuesday 3rd – Honor Diaries | UCL IfWH for International Women’s Day | Russell Square
- Wednesday 4th – Electricity | Montpellier Back Room Cinema | Peckham (£3.95)
- Thursday 5th – Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything Is Possible | WORLDwrite | Hackney
- Friday 6th – Thule Tuvalu and Transition | Wanstead Library | Wanstead (Climate Week)
- Saturday 7th – Heads or Tails | Ritzy Cinema | Brixton
- Monday 9th – The Help | University of the Arts London | Holborn (£2 suggested donation)
- Monday 9th – Beyond Clueless | The Alibi | Dalston
- Tuesday 10th – Poil de Carotte | Sands Films Cinema Club | Rotherhithe
- Wednesday 11th – Secretary | Tea House Theatre | Vauxhall
- Saturday 14th – Screening of Perceptions | The Tricycle Theatre | Kilburn
- Monday 16th – Art House Cinema Short Stories Vol.3 | Century | Soho
- Monday 16th – Assault on Precinct 13 | The Alibi | Dalston
- Tuesday 17th – La Maternelle | Sands Films Cinema Club | Rotherhithe
- Friday 20th – Next Goal Wins | Dulwich Hamlet Football | Club Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Friday 20th – Gypsy Life | Tunnel 2 – Cinema Screening Room | Waterloo
- Saturday 21st – The Lego Movie | Sceaux Gardens TRA | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 21st – Northern Soul | Longfield Hall | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 22nd – All This Mayhem | Cycle PS | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 22nd – Finding Vivian Maier | The Pigeon Hole Cafe | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 22nd – Pretty In Pink | Cool Cats’ Cafe | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Monday 23rd – Investigation | Deptford Lounge | Deptford
- Monday 23rd – The House by the Cemetery | The Alibi | Dalston
- Monday 23rd – Two Days, One Night | The Crooked Well | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Tuesday 24th – A night of film about modern day slavery | Kensington Town Hall | High Street Kensington
- Tuesday 24th – NO | The Cambria | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Wednesday 25th – Little Shop of Horrors (PG) | Emmaus East London
- Wednesday 25th – The Night of the Hunter | St Giles Church | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Thursday 26th – Death Line | Jazz Live Crypt in St. Giles Church | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Friday 27th – Only Lovers Left Alive | Camberwell Arms
- Saturday 28th – Frozen | Lyndhurst School | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 28th – Sell Off + Still the Enemy Within | Salvation Army | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Saturday 28th – Pride | Flying Dutchman | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Sunday 29th – The London Nobody Knows + How We Used to Live | Salvation Army | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Sunday 29th – The Gleaners and I | Remakery | Camberwell Free Film Festival
- Tuesday 31st – L’Atalante | Sands Films Cinema Club | Rotherhithe
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