Right under your noses in SE London is a incredibly active and diverse film club scene, perfect for those who can't stand the howling kids and stench of overripe popcorn in modern cinemas. Many of these screenings, events and mini-film seasons take place in offbeat locations like cafes, pubs, even the odd cemetery now and then. The kaleidoscope of clubs and events listings are grouped under the handy umbrella of the South East London Film Club site.
There are too many events and venues to list here, and the listings rarely are put up a full month in advance, so check back here for updates or follow the club via its mailing list and twitter/facebook accounts. In early August there are chances via the SEL Film Club to catch The Grand Budapest Hotel (review here) from whimsy master Wes Anderson, if you've still not seen it now is the time to catch the critically acclaimed and financially successful (its now his higher grossing film) on the big screen. Likewise with Calvary (review here) and 12 Years a Slave: these films are still in my top twenty list of films seen this year and the SEL Film Club have them programmed in the first week of August. Also recommended is the nicely old-school horror flick The Conjuring.
Announced already for August: