Herne Hill Free Film Festival 2017

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1. The BFG (2016)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement

Votes: 69,835 | Gross: $55.48M

BFG (Q&A with Mark Rylance) April 28 @ 7:30 pm Rosendale Primary School – Herne Hill

2. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 145,626 | Gross: $1.24M

Metropolis April 29 @ 7:30 pm All Saints Church

Untold Stories (Punks for West Papua and Marikana: Precious Metal) April 30 @ 8:00 pm effraspace

4. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Director: Ciro Guerra | Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis

Votes: 17,585 | Gross: $1.33M

Embrace of the Serpent May 1 @ 8:00 pm The Lido Café

5. Tomorrow (2015)

G | 118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon

Votes: 2,848 | Gross: $0.04M

Demain (Tomorrow) May 2 @ 7:00 pm Elmgreen School

6. Four Mums in a Boat

Drama | Announced

Four working mothers from Yorkshire, England compete in a difficult rowing competition.

The Future is Female Evening (feat. Four Mums in a Boat) May 3 @ 8:00 pm The Florence

Four Mums in a Boat, about four mums from Yorkshire who met on the school run and decided to row across the Atlantic.

Director Simon Tucker Certificate Not Rated Year 2016 Country UK

7. Adult Life Skills (2016)

TV-MA | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Tunnard | Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, Rachael Deering

Votes: 2,394

Adult Life Skills May 4 @ 8:00 pm Prince Regent Pub

8. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 13,469 | Gross: $13.99M

Imitation of Life May 5 @ 7:00 pm Holy Trinity Church

9. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 45,297

Victoria May 6 @ 8:30 pm Judith Kerr Primary School

10. Bear Island (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

Three brothers go to remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Barents Sea to find the perfect wave; travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a paraglider and food found in supermarket trash canisters back home in Norway.

Directors: Edda Grjotheim, Inge Wegge | Stars: Håkon Wegge, Inge Wegge, Markus Wegge

Votes: 113

Adventure Film Night: Bear Island + Short Films May 7 @ 8:00 pm Prince Regent Pub

11. Train to Busan (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, Su-an Kim

Votes: 111,376 | Gross: $2.13M

Train to Busan May 8 @ 8:00 pm The Half Moon

12. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

Votes: 12,632 | Gross: $4.48M

Bob Roberts May 9 @ 8:00 pm The Florence

13. Beautiful Devils (2017)

119 min | Drama

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's Othello set within the music scene of East London. Oz and Ivan are lifelong friends and music producers. When Oz gets offered a lucrative recording ... See full summary »

Director: James Marquand | Stars: Iain Glen, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Greg Wise, Dominique Provost-Chalkley

Votes: 144

Beautiful Devils May 10 @ 8:00 pm The Half Moon

14. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 89,449 | Gross: $41.73M

Easy Rider May 11 @ 8:00 pm Canopy Beer

15. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 667,158 | Gross: $17.50M

The Big Lebowski May 12 @ 8:00 pm Off the Cuff Bar – Herne Hill

16. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

99 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 230,561 | Gross: $27.85M

Moonlight May 13 @ 9:00 pm Brockwell Lido – Herne Hill

17. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 1,931 | Gross: $0.10M

Cameraperson May 14 @ 8:00 pm Prince Regent Pub

18. Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo

Votes: 4,891 | Gross: $0.11M

Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) May 15 @ 8:00 pm The Half Moon

19. War of Words: Battle Rap in the UK (2016)

64 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

WAR OF WORDS is an energizing, controversial and inspiring feature documentary that lifts the lid on the fast growing UK Battle Rap scene. The documentary is an examination of an exciting ... See full summary »

Directors: Craig Tuohy, Tom Worth | Stars: Marqus Akcent, Ara The Coach, Arkaic, Liam Bagnall

Votes: 17

War of Words May 16 @ 8:00 pm Off the Cuff Bar – Herne Hill

20. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 75,578 | Gross: $27.55M

Do the Right Thing May 18 @ 8:00 pm 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning

21. Moana (I) (2016)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

81 Metascore

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 227,378 | Gross: $248.76M

Moana May 20 @ 2:00 pm effraspace

22. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,395 | Gross: $11.22M

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert May 20 @ 9:00 pm Brockwell Park – Herne Hill

23. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,557 | Gross: $1.52M

Murderball May 21 @ 8:00 pm Fison Fitness

24. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 59,025 | Gross: $38.75M

Little Shop of Horrors May 23 @ 8:00 pm South London Botanical Institute

25. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 439,571 | Gross: $151.10M

La La Land May 26 @ 9:00 pm Herne Hill Velodrome

26. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 520,755 | Gross: $100.55M

Arrival May 27 @ 9:00 pm Evelyn Grace Academy

27. The Rink (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Short

After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, James T. Kelley, Eric Campbell

Votes: 2,915

Station Square Silent Showcase May 28 @ 9:00 pm Station Square

28. Limousine Love (1928)

20 min | Comedy, Short

On the way to his wedding the bride groom finds a nude, married woman in his car.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Charley Chase, Edna Marion, Viola Richard, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 61

Station Square Silent Showcase May 28 @ 9:00 pm Station Square

29. The Finishing Touch (1928)

19 min | Comedy, Short

The boys are contracted to build a house in one day. Upon completion, a bird lands on the chimney and the house collapses, bit by bit. When the owner demands his money back, mayhem ensues.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Leo McCarey | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Coburn, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 981

Station Square Silent Showcase May 28 @ 9:00 pm Station Square

30. Something Better to Come (2014)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

Ten-year-old Yula has but one dream - to lead a normal life. For 14 years, Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the garbage dump located 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin's Russia.

Director: Hanna Polak | Stars: Yula, Hanna Polak

Votes: 454

Something Better to Come May 29 @ 8:00 pm The Lido Café

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