As part of the Free Films Festival 2016, New Cross and Deptford are two areas on the South-East London map set to host a bunch of tip top films from 22nd April - 1st May. Boasting a vibrant mix of classics, indie shorts, documentaries and fast-paced thrillers, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Free Film Festivals are "volunteer-powered neighbourhood free film festivals that encourage community involvement through film." Their aim is to bring together communities in local areas through film, so that people can get together and celebrate their local area whilst enjoying a great movie. The project is so-far unique to South-London and its primary sponsors are Lewisham and Southwark Council. Catford and Forest Hill are planning their festivals for later in the year as I write. If you're interested in volunteering for the festival or getting involved in some way, click here.
Photo taken from the top of Telegraph Hill Upper Park at the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015. Copyright: Electric Pedals
There are 32 films being shown altogether across the 10 days, which are being shown in 22 different locations around New Cross and Deptford. Check out 'Wunderlust's Wild Weekend' - on the 29th/30th April, where they'll be showing the Tarantino-esque, gory, yet captivating Wild Tales, coupled with the altogether different Where The Wild Things Are, a 2009 fantasy drama. Alternatively, amble down Deptford High Street to Buster Mantis, where you can see 3 classic Jamaican films accompanied with talks on 1st May.
Deptford Lounge, Out of the Brew, The Bird's Nest, The Hill Station Cafe are just a few of the great local businesses that are temporarily offering their shops up to become cinemas for the festival. Check out the rest of the listings here, then clear your schedule, and head out for an evening of free film in a quirky setting in two of South-East London's most iconic areas...