Unavailable on DVD
This collection showcases a selection of hard-to-see features that are unavailable to watch anywhere else (legally) in the UK.
The films include gothic classics such as Uncle Silas (1947), starring Jean Simmons and Katina Paxinou on wicked form, edgy revenge comedy 3 Steps to Heaven (1995), featuring Katrin Cartlidge and James Fleet, and incisive documentaries exploring the history of cinema in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Poland and China, directed by a range of key international filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Stephen Frears and Jean-Luc Godard. Two fascinating films by female directors are also featured here – the feminist Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair (1978) and artist Gillian Wearing’s Self Made (2010). We also present some of the films that feature in A Story of Children and Film (2013), Mark Cousins’ personal and poetic exploration of the cinema of childhood. Until this wonderful documentary, films such as Hugo and Josephine (1967), Bag of Rice (1996) and Willow and Wind (2000) have been near-impossible to see. We hope this collection will introduce new audiences of all ages to these amazing films.
Comedy193378 mins Location: Southwark Park
A star is born in this effervescent musical comedy that moves between Billingsgate Fish Market and the glamour of the film world.
Science Fiction192975 mins
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.