Talkies Community Cinema: Suburban Film Festival

on Monday, 09 March 2015. Posted in N21 Community



Talkies is proud to announce our very first film festival, supported by Enfield Council and Anthony Webb Estate agents. HERE FILM FESTIVAL is about the diversity of interests, people and places in our part of London. HERE is not the West End, Southbank or Shoreditch. HERE in the suburbs we aren't the swanky super-rich, the celebrity glitterati or bearded hipsters.  HERE is where the film creatives of London produce their best output. HERE is where life is a rich diversity of race, religion and culture. 


Talkies Community Cinema is celebrating two important milestones this month – the screening of its fiftieth film and the announcement of its first film festival, HERE Suburban Film Festival. The term 'suburban' is sometimes seen as having negative connotations ie not exciting, 'uncool'; somewhere singularly uncreative. The Talkies team want to debunk this myth, demonstrating that this particular suburban area is full of talented film producers, producing rich stories and iconic animations. Indeed did you know that Peppa Pig, perhaps the world's most famous pig was 'conceived' in the Cherry Tree in Southgate?


Talkies, which has grown out of a group of mates meeting in each other's homes to share the screening of a favourite film, has moved beyond its early screenings in the backroom of Baskervilles Tea room and is now selling out performances in a wide range of larger venues, from the Dugdale Centre in Enfield, the Fox theatre in Palmers Green, to the ground breaking silent film screening of the Phantom Of the Opera in Christchurch in Southgate.


In May, Talkies will hold its first screening in Winchmore Hill, as part of the Festival on Saturday May 2nd, at Winchmore Hill United Reformed Church Hall. Papadoppulos & Sons is described as a 'feel-good' comedy, about the changing fortunes of a Greek family, directed and produced by local film maker Marcus Markou. Like all good Greek gatherings the food and wine will flow, courtesy of Greek On The Green with a dance display from the Kids Greek School. Tickets will sell out early, so early booking is advisable. 




Talkies Community Cinema has commissioned four short films for the festival, in collaboration with Short Sighted Cinema, all on the theme of suburbia, which will be shown at the Fox on Wednesday April 15th. As this is the official opening night of the Festival, the 'Command Performance' it is hoped that guests will arrive in tuxedos and posh frocks. Black tie but not black market ticket prices, all tickets are £5!





HERE FESTIVAL SHORTS will include Jessica Bishopp's film set around Annita's café in Palmers Green.

Kiaeron Clarke's 'Ponders End', a drama about the changes made inside suburban houses.

Fiona Bradwell's comic 'mocumentary' set around the New River path.

Harriet MacDonald's story about a pilgrim from the middle ages discovering London in the C21st.


On Thursday May 16th, local actor Andrew Leung, introduces the BAFTA nominated independent film Lilting, in which he starred, with is showing at the Dugdale Centre.



Tickets are available from the Talkies Community Cinema website uk and from Anthony Webb offices and the Palmers Green Station Café.


Talkies Community Cinema would like to thank Anthony Webb and Enfield Council for sponsoring the Festival (via the Residents Priority Fund) and the Friends of Talkies for their time and enthusiasm


Comments (1)

  • jude


    28 March 2015 at 09:47 |
    Good news!
    Looking forward to this and many such festivals.


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