Cinema in Spring
From classic movies to a debut feature, film fans have plenty of options.
“The Fold” at cinemas and on iTunes
The Fold is a stormy relationship drama set on the rugged Cornwall coast, though it has strong connections with Clerkenwell. Debut feature director John Jencks lives in Exmouth Market and the production company, The Electric Shadow Company, is also based here. Braveheart actress Catherine McCormack stars as a grieving priest alongside Skins star Dakota Blue Richards (above). The Fold will be in cinemas from 28 March and on iTunes. The Rich Mix in Bethnal Green has
confirmed screenings on 28-31 March.
Classic movies at the Barbican
The Barbican’s new Saturday season of classic movies will kick off with a selection featuring cinema’s baddest girl gangs. Of course, ‘classic’ can now include movies from the late 20th century, so look out for the original Eighties mean girls in cult favourite Heathers on 19 April. There’s a screening of the gloriously trashy Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, on 26 April and the classics will continue in May with a more macho line-up including The Getaway. Meanwhile, the London Film School has announced it will be re-locating from Covent Garden to the Barbican in 2016.
Clerkenwell Screen Shorts
Urban design company Publica is preparing to screen the best entries in its competition to find three-minute films that document urban change. A jury of experts in architecture, urbanism and documentary will award £300 to the winning entry, And part of the challenge is that entries to the competition – which closed in February – should be capable of telling a story without sound. Shortlisted films will be screened in March and April as part of the Clerkenwell Screen project – keep an eye on the website.