Film

Celebrating women film makers at Hackney Picture House

Celebrating women film makers at Hackney Picture House

Sun 11 March 4pm Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street London E8 1HE US 1926 Dir. William Beaudine 84min. Evil Mr Grimes (Gustav von Seyffertitz) runs a baby farm deep in the heart of a hideous swamp. The children are housed in squalid conditions with only quick-witted orphan Molly (Mary Pickford) there to protect them. Blending comedy, […]

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Screening and discussion – In the Land of the Free

Angola 3 Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and  Robert King, have spent almost a century between them in solitary confinement in  Angola, the Louisiana State  Penitentiary. Herman and Albert are still held in solitary confinement today  after thirty eight years.  How could this be? In America…In Obama’s America? The film will be followed by a discussion […]

From Hackney to Vodka Baron (well almost)

From Hackney to Vodka Baron (well almost)

He’s been described as  ‘Borat in reverse’ but Dan Edelstyn is a one of a kind.  Adventurer, visionary, documentary and film maker, entrepreneur, self proclaimed time traveler and fantasist.  Fantasist?  Young Edelstyn believed he could meet up with the father he lost at a young age, through time travel. But it’s Edelstyn’s current projects, that […]