Friday 6 September 2013

This evening we will be screening our first piece of self-created moving imagery. Yes, we've made a film. Well, almost. Nun Heads is a compilation of clips of nuns from various films including Bad Lieutenant, The Singing Nun and Agnes of God, that focus on the plight of the nun. And yes, it does seem to be a plight, except when they're singing. They doubt, cry, bleed, admonish and kill but don't seem to have much fun. The original idea simply arose because this will be part of the Nunhead Rewind programme showing in Nunhead Corner on Nunhead Green. Focusing on heads of nuns seemed an obvious option. Various shops along Evelina Road will be hosting films and this will be followed by a screening of Be Kind, Rewind on Nunhead Green.  The programme is part of the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival which started yesterday.

Sunday 16 June 2013

London Analogue Festival

In an increasingly digital age it's easy to forget the wonder of all things analogue. That  wobble on the  screen, the needle on the record and the spools in a camera suggest a bygone age when we could actually understand the technology we were using. To inject new life into the disappearing art of analogue, two Goldsmiths students have decided to organise the London Analogue Festival, a two day event that will feature works in film, photography and sound. The festival will take place in various venues in New Cross / Deptford on September 7th and 8th 2013. If you're interested, they're currently seeking submissions.

Thursday 6 June 2013

New cinema for Lewisham?

It looks like plans are being hatched to open a new cinema in Lewisham. Since the Catford ABC closed its doors in 2001 Lewisham has been one of only two London boroughs without a cinema (the other being Waltham Forest). This new development, if it goes ahead, will be on the site of the soon to be closed Ladywell Baths between Catford and Lewisham Town Centre. The folk who run Hither Green Hall Cinema have got together with Curzon cinemas and are currently talking to Lewisham Council about making the move from swimming pool to silver screen. Watch this space.
More info at East London Lines.

Monday 27 May 2013

Light Houses

One early spring evening on Telegraph Hill, front room windows became silver screens. Stop-frame animation, self-made melodramas and foetal scans were among the delights on show. Popcorn was eaten and friends were made. Look out for our Christmas event.

Sunday 26 May 2013

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with live score

As part of the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival we showed The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and asked our mate John Lunn to provide a suitably atmospheric score. Here he is in action with cellist, Sophie Harris and help from his Ekdahl moisturiser.

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New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2013

For the second year running, Cinetopia were involved in putting on the NXD FFF. 10 days of film events in SE8 and SE14 that ran the whole gamut from silent movies to bike-powered Bond and back again. Starting from scratch again with a whole new bunch of volunteer contributors was hugely exciting and we managed to stage 24 events in 13 weird and wonderful venues. In addition to our two big outdoor events in Fordham and Telegraph Hill parks we had screenings in Deptford Town Hall Council Chambers, The King of Hearts Tattoo Parlour and the old Tidemill School. The festival was opened and closed at the Big Red Pizzeria who also provided one of the locations for our opening film.