Peckham and the South London areas around it are already home to a buzzing film club scene that takes in pubs, clubs, historic buildings and even the odd cemetery, so it is no surprise to see the return of the hugely diverse - and free- film Peckham and Nunhead festival to this part of town. This will be the fifth year of the festival, which is completely run by local volunteers, with around 30 free screenings at 25 venuues across SE15 including the Peckham Rye outdoor cinema on 4th and 6th September and Welcome to Busseywood, the UK's largest one-day African film event, on Saturday 13th.
Highlights include a chance to see Hitchcock's classic Vertigo on the roof of the iconic old industrial Bussey Building, free shorts and children's film at the independent and 100% retro Peckhamplex cinema, old silents and Chaplin films like Modern Times, and more recent releases like Alexander Payne's acclaimed US indie Nebraska. In addition,pPioneering actress and director Ida Lupino -who was born in Dulwich and was the first actress to direct in Hollywood- will be given due respect via a screening of her film The Bigamist on Sunday 14 September, 8pm at the Peckham Liberal Club.
The full programme can be seen here if you download a pdf