Sydenham Arts Film Club

    • Capacity: 80
    • Screening Frequency: Once a month
    • Facilities: Bar, Food, Toilets, Accessible Toilets, Public Transport Nearby
    • Shared Equipment:
    • Films Screened: British, Children's, Classic, Family, Foreign, Independent, Mainstream, Other
    • Ticket options: At the door, Online
  • Description

    Sydenham Arts Film Club aims to bring interesting modern, classic and foreign language films to the local community at an affordable price

    It was founded as Sydenham Film Club by Joyce Treasure, who was instrumental in setting up funding and getting the first team together. It has seen a few changes since then, but is still going strong.

    We often work with different local oraganisations for screenings during festivals or summer, have a lively pub quiz at the end of the year, and sometimes have local film makers join us for Q&A sessions. There's usually great discussions after the other films too!

    After many successful collaborations with Sydenham Arts over the years, we came under their banner in late 2018 as their official film branch.

    Screenings are now at the newly renovated Sydenham Centre (44a Sydenham Road, above the post office) with drinks, local craft beers from Ignition (brewed on the premises) and nibbles available for purchase.

    • Address:

    • Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre
    • Sydenham
    • 44a Sydenham Road
    • London
    • London
    • SE26 5QX

Screenings

Rachel Getting Married
25-04-2024 At 19:30

Additional info

19:30 - 22:00
The great, fearless, always searching, always experimenting, Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), whom we lost to cancer 7 years ago (on April 26 2017, almost to the date of our screening) directs – the still, somehow, inexplicably underappreciated – Anne Hathaway in her first Oscar nomination as the younger, troubled sister who wreaks havoc to her sibling’s wedding. And while Hathaway truly shines, holding her own among an exceptional, powerhouse cast, (including the unsung acting legend that is Debra Winger, Bill Irwin, Rosemarie DeWitt and even this year’s Berlin Film Festival winner, Sebastian Stan in a small role), she is anything but the only reason to (re)discover this gem of a film. Effectively utilising mostly hand-held cameras, employing friends and family as background actors, and with no prerecorded soundtrack (all the music heard in the film is performed live on-screen), Demme brings Jenny (daughter of legendary Sidney, director of such classics as Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico) Lumet’s screenplay to life as if it was a documentary. Consequently, he instills this family’s intimate portrait, in all its toxic dysfunctionality and yet empowering togetherness, with a gut punching honesty and hilarity, as well as genuine, well earned hope. So join us for a film(s) celebration of all the ways we deal and negotiate with all the small or really big curve-balls life throws at us. Together. And cheer with our MwP participants’ favourite cocktail!
  • Synopsis

    This month, we are celebrating Parkinson’s official Awareness Day (11 April) with a special tribute to our Moving with Parkinson’s (MwP) group. Followed by a nod to the unofficial Siblings Day (10 April) with Rachel Getting Married – a raw, tragicomic, but ultimately endearing and comforting slice of real (family) life, captured on film.