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This is for people who are into new bands and old films, particularly cult and alternative stuff that's relatively affordable. C'mon, do you really want to join two different groups? We also show social online films: we watch something good (and preferably free) online and hang out via WhatsApp while it's on.

We're an open and friendly group, so if you have interesting taste and a willingness to organise people, collar me at an event because I'm looking to build up a group of hosts who are into a diverse range of stuff. In the meantime, if there's something you want to go to, say so in the Discussions and I'll see what I can do.

Three other points: 1) If you want to go to something it's best to book early - these events often sell out (yes, even the movies), 2) If you come to an event and can't find anyone, post on the event page and we'll look for you, and 3) If you can't make it, try to take your name off early. We have a three strikes policy for no shows.

Upcoming events (4+)

Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021)

Prince Charles Cinema

Sion Sono (he of Love Exposure and The Suicide Club) directing Nic Cage in a film from the same studio as Mandy and Colour Out of Space - not drooling yet? What about if I told you this is a balls out, high-budget fantasy action film that mixes elements of Escape From New York, Fury Road and Big Trouble in Little China with body bombs, samurai swords and dekotora trucks? There is no way this won't be entertaining on a huge scale.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I6p1yxZ_LE

Tickets here: https://bit.ly/3ho5Mdl

We can meet for a quick coffee round the corner beforehand and maybe grab a drink or two afterwards.

Jojo Rabbit (2019) @ Streatham Library

Streatham Library

Free Film Festival Season

Obviously there is still a risk of Covid. So only join if you feel comfortable with this. I am limiting the number of people to 6.

Venue: Streatham Library

The film: Jojo Rabbit (2019) 1 he 48 mins

Film starts at 14:30 Doors open at 14:20. Let’s meet at the library at 14:00 and secure ourselves seats. Bring your own drinks and snacks.

Tickets: FREE (1st come, 1st served)

Film synopsis:

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

The Crow (1994) - YouTube

Online event

Probably one of the most culturally influential movies of the 90's (for better or worse), this was the first Hollywood film for cult Aussie director Alex Proyas and the last for Brandon Lee, who died in a tragic accident on set.

The Crow is essentially a revenge fable about dark gothic rock star Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to avenge the criminals who killed him and his fiancee. It was adapted from a comic series and became a cult hit on the back of some arresting visuals and a killer soundtrack that includes NIN, Rage Against the Machine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Cure. It's actually a weird blank spot in my film history so I can't vouch for its excellence, but it's definitely of historical interest.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5uPZ7ocsqA

You know how it goes. We watch the film together and chat through a WhatsApp group. I'll put up the links to that and the movie half an hour before. Check in at 7.45pm for a sharp 8pm start.

Summer of Soul (2021) @ The White Lion, Streatham

The White Lion Pub

Free Film Festival Season

Obviously there is still a risk of Covid. So only join if you feel comfortable with this. I am limiting the number of people to 6.

Venue: The White Lion Pub in Streatham

The film: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) 1 hr 57 mins

Film starts at 19:30. Doors open at 19:00. Let's meet in the pub at 18:30 for a drink and to try and secure ourselves seats. They also serve food. So I'll be having dinner there.

Tickets: FREE (1st come, 1st served)

Film synopsis:
Questlove’s critically acclaimed documentary unearthing footage of the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.

The film is followed by Soul DJs but I may not stick around too late given it’s a school night.

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