Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival

Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival

Fancy watching a film in a cemetery? How about in a pie and mash shop, or a wildlife garden?

Thanks to the Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival, which kicks off this Thursday (13 September) and runs for ten days, you could attend more than 20 free film screenings and events held at inspiring and pertinent locations throughout the south London borough.

The Centre for Wildlife Gardening will host East German children’s classic The Singing Ringing Tree as well as Laurel and Hardy shorts accompanied by a live piano soundtrack.

Ken Ashton’s 1972 documentary We Was All One, about the old Elephant & Castle community and decline of cockney culture, will be shown at Manze’s pie and mash shop, while Nunhead delicatessen Bambuni will be screening Jeunet and Caro’s darkly comic Delicatessen.

The grittier side of 1960s London can be seen in vintage documentary The London Nobody Knows, screened at bijou bookshop Rye Books, while ever-popular festival venue Nunhead Cemetery is likely to be packed out again this year for Kind Hearts and Coronets.

Now in its third year, the 2012 festival has even spawned its own mini festival, Welcome to Busseywood – a 16 hour film marathon held in Peckham’s Bussey Building (a former cricket bat factory, and recently home to the Royal Court’s Theatre Local programme).

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