Since the lucky residents of Walthamstow got a brand new Empire in 2014, Lewisham is the now the only London borough without a cinema. To combat this injustice, the NXDFFF is screening films in all sorts of unusual venues: the Big Red (a pizzeria in a London bus, where you can watch back-to-back cat videos), The Shaftesbury Christian Centre and the Sanford Housing Cooperative are all taking part. Screenings include open-air, bike-powered showings of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (Fordham Park, Saturday April 25, 7pm) and 'Wizard of Oz' (Telegraph Hill Upper Park, Saturday May 2, 8.30pm), a 'Frozen' Sing-along at Deptford Lounge (Saturday May 2, 2pm) and Gus van Sant's controversial film 'Elephant' at Goldsmiths College (Wednesday April 29, 7.30pm). Look online for a full line-up of mainstream, indie and family-friendly events.
New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival