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HERE Suburban Film Festival 2019

HERE SUBURBAN FILM FESTIVAL is about the diversity of interests, people and places in the suburbs of London. HERE is not in the West End, Southbank or Shoreditch. HERE in the suburbs we aren’t the swanky super-rich, the celebrity glitterati or cool dudes.  HERE is where the cinema creatives of London produce their best output. HERE is where life is a rich diversity of race, religion and culture. HERE is  where most of London lives.

The festival programme includes feature  films that are mainly small independent British productions that have a connection with suburbia. HERE we draw on local talent and themes and we are also very proud to premiere  four new  short films,  commissioned for the festival.

  • SAT 30 MAR
    TALKIES' SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS PREMIERE 2019 - SOLD OUT
    ST JOHN'S HALL
    Short film format is where our future feature film writers, directors actors and crew cut their teeth. Each year Talkies commissions a group of talented young film makers. This premiere screening is one of our most special nights of the year.
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  • SAT MAR 23
    WHO NIGHT - QUADROPHENIA - SOLD OUT
    WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE
    Live WHO tribute from local band before Franc Roddam’s classic 1979 film version of Quadrophenia, which brought the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth to the big screen.
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  • THURS 21 MARCH
    THE LIVES OF LONDONERS - WITH KURT BARLING
    THE DUGDALE CENTRE
    Kurt Barling, a former BBC London correspondent and now Professor at Middlesex University, uses film to introduce 10 Londoners whom he has met and whose experiences mark key social and political events over the past 15 years.
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  • THURS 14 MAR
    BEAST
    THE DUGDALE CENTRE
    Set in Jersey, this formidably accomplished debut feature by Michael Pearce is a smartly layered psychological thriller that puts an eerily windswept island location to fine use. Introduced by producer Ivana MacKinnon.
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  • FRI 8 MARCH
    LONDON UNPLUGGED - SOLD OUT
    BOUNDS GREEN BOWLS AND TENNIS CLUB
    An anthology film about modern Londoners, comprising eleven shorts from a largely female-led talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Introduced and Q&A by Nick Cohen (supervising director) and David Cohen (producer) .
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  • SAT 16 FEB
    FUNNY COW - SORRY - SOLD OUT
    WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE
    Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of 'Funny Cow', a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Introduced by local actor Lindsey Coulson.
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