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Screen Wood Green Film Society was launched on 30th March 2012 and is funded by the Community Pilot Fund from Film London UK.

April 2014

As part of our Films for April, in partnership with Collage Arts and Haringey Independent Cinema, we have:

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Year of release: 16 June 1989
Running Time: 90 mins

Pedro Almodovar’s award winning black farce tells the story of a number of women, including Carmen Maura’s masterful Pepa Marcos, compelled to the edge of insanity by their immature and ineffectual husbands and lovers, set against a backdrop of international terrorism, poison, and camp melodrama.

When Pepa’s boyfriend and colleague Ivan (Antonio Banderas) leaves, she begins taking sleeping pills to cope, but, unfortunately for Pepa, that’s just the start of an amazing series of intertwining events set to turn her world upside down.

Watch the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7femT8pLeFA

Date: Thursday 17th April 2014
Location: Karamel Restaurant
Time: Doors: 7:00pm, Film starts: 7:30pm
Admission: Free

 Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown
Storm Center

Directed by: Daniel Taradash
Year of release: 1956
Running time: 85 mins

In Hollywood’s most direct assault on the anti-communist Red Scare of the 1950s, the legendary Bette Davis stars as a middle aged librarian in a small New England town who refuses to remove a pro-communist book from the public library. Inspired by the real life sacking of an Oklahoma public librarian Storm Center spent five years in production and almost didn’t make it to the screen after the hounding of actors and screenwriters associated with the project.The small mindedness of a small town in Cold War America has perhaps been never more vividly portrayed as Bette Davis’ much-loved librarian is subjected to an increasingly vicious campaign of character assassination. The pro-McCarthyite League of Decency denounced it as a “propaganda film that offers a warped, over simplified emotional solution to the complex problems of civil liberties in American life.”

Date: Thursday 24th April
Location: West Green Learning Centre, West Green Road (by entrance to Downhills Park)
Time: Doors open 7pm, Film starts 7.15pm
Admission £4 (or £3 for low/unwaged)

Watch part of the Film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gst7BKUbObY
For all other details see: www.haringey.org.uk/hic/ or contact us at: info.hic@haringey.org.uk
Storm Centre

 

List of films shown by all the Haringey Film Clubs for the month of November 2013

 

DATE AND CINEMA                       FILM, TIME AND                    SYNOPSIS 

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Thursday, 14th November Asian Centre, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6TBTel: 020 8889 6938Email: info@asiancentre.co.uk Jai Bhim Comrade: A documentary.Doors open 7pm Entry: £3 Jai Bhim Comrade an acclaimed documentary about social history, caste and class. Winner of Best Film South Asia, Best Documentary Hong Kong International Film Festival, Best Film Mumbai International Film Festival and Special Jury Prize National Awards India. Film will be followed by a Q & A Session by the legendary Director.

Jai Bhim Comrade

 

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DATE AND CINEMA                              FILM, TIME AND             SYNOPSIS

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Thursday, 21st November Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, N22 6UJ.Email: santhosh@asiancentre.co.uk Les Amants du Pont-neuf: A cinematic classic. Doors open 6:30pm. Film starts at 7:00pm Entry: Free. Reservation required. Les Amants du Pont-neuf, visually stunning romantic. Les Amants is a stunning and tragically romantic, modern cinematic classic. Set against the magnificent Pont-neuf while it was closed for repairs, it depicts the harsh existence of the homeless in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.

Les Amants du Pont-neuf

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Friday 22nd November. Haringey Women’s Forum, N8. Lesbians and bisexual women only. Round Trip:Doors open 7:30pm Entry: by donation. Nurit and Mushidi have come to Tel Aviv for very different reasons. Nurit packed up her children and left her jobless husband for what she hopes will be a more fulfilling life in the big city; Mushidi left Nigeria and her young son to look for work. When Nurit realises she cannot both work and take care of her children, she decides to hire a nanny. Enter Mushidi who seems to brighten the apartment immediately. As their friendship. As their friendship blossoms into something more, Nurit is forced to make a tough decision.

Round Trip

 

DATE AND CINEMA              FILM, TIME AND                   SYNOPSIS

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Saturday 23rd November Park View, WGLC Auditorium Whose Streets? Whose Planet!!! Doors open 10:30am Entry: £1:00 Wildcat Arts Collective (WAC) present a programme of rarely screened short films and animations about life, love and liberty, suitable for kids (5+) and older brothers and sisters. Parents and carers will like it too. Followed by healthy snacks and a workshop led by a local artist.

 

Saturday 23rd NovemberAsian Centre, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6TB Tel: 020 8889 6938 Email: info@asiancentre.co.uk Peepli [Live] Doors open: 7pm Entry: by donation In the village of Peepli, India, two brothers are unable to pay a loan. Learning that the government pays compensation to the families of farmers who have committed suicide, the pair decide that one of them should kill himself for the benefit of the family. Managing to turn the plight of poor farmers, in an increasingly westernised India, into a crowd-pleasing satire is one of the film’s many charms.

 

 Peepli Live

DATE AND CINEMA           FILM, TIME AND             SYNOPSIS

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Sunday 24th Heartlands High School, N22 Diary for my Children (Naplo gyermekeimnek) Doors open: 7pm, Film starts at 7:30pm Entry: £1:00 Juli, a young woman returning home to Budapest from the Soviet Union where her parents died in exile, is repulsed to seen the same spectre of Stalinist oppression now rife in her homeland. This deeply personal work from one of the world’s foremost women directors is a passionate yet critical study of personal and political awakening told in a ruthlessly unsentimental fashion. Screened with kind permission of Second Run DVD.

Diary for my Children

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Monday 25th NovemberPark View, WGLC Auditorium More than Honey. Doors open: 7pm for Bees Tea, Film starts at 7:30pm Entry: £3:00 suggested donation. Screened as part of the national Friends of the Earth Bee Cause Campaign, More than Honey is an award-winning documentary combining breathtaking depictions of the lives of bees with worrying portrayals of how bees are in decline around the world. Preceded by a ‘Bees Tea’ of foods we wouldn’t have without bees pollination and followed by a short Q & A.

More than Honey

DATE AND CINEMA             FILM, TIME AND                           SYNOPSIS

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Tuesday 26th NovemberMoors Bar, Crouch End, N8 Feast on Film (Film shorts and social). Doors open: 7pm. Programme 8pm-10:30pm (with interval) Films TBC Entry: Free  The Haringey festival “Feast” will feature shorts selected by resident curator James Rumsey (Rum Jam Films) as well as “Feast” regulars Marc Hardman (Lucky Coin Films) and Mark Brown (Braine Hownd Films).

 

Wednesday 27th NovemberBruce Castle Museum, N17 Momma Don’t Allow (plus Film shorts). Doors open: 7pm. Film starts: 7:30pm Entry: Free  Made with a grant of just £425 from the BFI, this short documentary about a Saturday evening in a North London jazz club captures the emerging ‘youth culture’ (an as then unheard of term). On the whole it’s a warm and sympathetic portrait of its working-class subjects, contrasting the relaxed, confident Teddy Boys and their girlfriends with the more awkward ‘toffs’ whose arrival threatens to change the mood of the evening.

Wednesday 27th NovemberMoors Bar, Crouch End, N8 What the Frack? Doors open: 7pm. Programme 7pm – 10:30pm Food Available. Entry: Pay what you can An exploration of the impact of fracking on the earth. Anthony Melville introduces the Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative, asking why the government is promoting fracking in the face of vociferous protest. Followed by a presentation from Donnachadh McCarthy on ‘Fracking and the prostitute state’. We hope you can join us to help be the change we want to create for a more positive vision of home.

Thursday 28th NovemberPark ViewWGLC Auditorium Cathy Come Home Doors open: 7pm. Film starts: 7:15pm. Entry: By donations. First broadcast on BBC1 in November 1966, Loach’s play instantly became a social, historical and political event; the issues it raised were debated in Parliament and the homeless charities Crisis and Shelter were formed shortly afterwards.It tells the story of Cathy and Reg loses his job, the family loses its home, and an uncertain future of squats, streets and shelters start to unfold.

Cathy Come Home

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Friday 29th NovemberAsian Centre, 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6TBTel: 020 8889 6938Email: info@asiancentre.co.uk Sleep Furiously. Doors open: 7pm. Entry: By donations. Set in a small farming community in mid-Wales, a landscape and population that is changing rapidly as small scale agriculture disappears and the generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world dies out. Sleep Furiously takes us on a poetic and profound journey, allied to a soundtrack by the electronic musician Aphex Twin. Lyrical film making at its best.

Sleep Furiously


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