Sunday, 24 April 2011

The People's Picturehouse is proud to present....

...a Manor Avenue micro-festival and good ol' fashioned Saturday night squat-shindig:

Saturday May 7th - 7pm til 1am - £3 (suggested donation)
60 Manor Avenue, Brockley. SE4 1TE.


The delightful Dimbleby and Capper (and dancers!):

Dimbleby and Capper

Melodic poetics courtesy of Jonny Hoyle & Co:

Jonny Hoyle & Co

A bucketful of joy from our friend and neighbour, Joe Wilkes:

Joe Wilkes

Hey, it's another neighbour, the gritty, acoustic blues of Curlee Joe Louis:

Curlee Joe Louis

And DJs and dancing and de usual debauchery!

"The old servicemen have finally been given their marching orders, so to celebrate all the life that has passed through the doors of number 60, say thank you to our wonderful neighbours and squeeze some of the talent that is fairly bursting out of Brockley and the surrounding area, we're having one last party. It's a South London love-in, alright, and there's plenty to love..."

The People's Picturehouse is dead: long live the People's Picturehouse!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Saturday 16th April, 8.30pm: Armadillo

The Peoples have spoken and they have said: Armadillo. Well done, peoples.

This is on general release at the moment; the Guardian seemed to really like it. Hopefully you will too.

8.30pm - Armadillo - Janus Metz 2009 (100mins)

The bar opens at 7.30pm, movie starts at 8.30pm and we'll be playing music and partying until late/early/late. We've intentionally started a little early so that there's more time for post-movie music, mirth and merriment before peoples have to do the public transport thing.

Utterly excellent vegetarian tapas and super strong squat cocktails are available, as ever. Hit up for guestlist and address details.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Let the peoples decide...

People’s Picturehouse – Saturday 16th April – 8pm

What are we showing? Let the peoples decide…

So, although we’ve been given our marching orders, we’ve also been given a slight reprieve, so we’re going to do another People’s Picturehouse night. This time around we’re showing one film and we’ll have a DJ afterwards as well. Movies, music and merriment: marvellous.

Trouble is, when we held the screening soviet to decide what should be shown, all of the films on our shortlist are so great that we just couldn’t decide, the unanimous verdict being, ‘I’d be more than happy with any of them’.

So, ever democratic, we thought we’d put it to the vote; this is the people’s picturehouse, after all. The choices are below, just cast your vote by reply. Polling closes Monday at 1pm, after which I’ll tot the scores up and let you know what we’re showing on Saturday:

Armadillo – 2010 (105min)

Turtles Can Fly – 2004 (98min)

Even Dwarfs Started Small – 1970 (96min)

Waltz with Bashir – 2008 (90min)

We’ll open up the guestlist on Monday also, usual rules apply.

Big sun, big loves…


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Saturday 12th March, 8pm: It's the Environment, Stupid - a triple bill.

The People’s Picturehouse is proud to present:

It’s The Environment, Stupid - a triple bill.

Doors (and, importantly, the bar) open at 8pm.

8.30This is Shell - Geoffrey Jones (8mins)
        Ten Thousand Years - Werner Herzog (10mins)

9.30 –  Koyaanisqatsi (Life Out of Balance) – 1982 Godfrey Reggio(86mins)

‘a visual concert of images set to the haunting music of Phillip Glass.’

‘October 4, 1982. More than 5,000 people filled the sold out Radio City Music Hall to experience a remarkable film event. That event was the world premiere of Koyaanisqatsi. Now everyone can share the power of that experience.’ (true dat)

Doors open from 8pm and with them the bar, where the usual classy cocktails are served alongside a lavish vegetarian feast. As ever, guests are most welcome to hang around late into the evening, drinking and chatting and generally having the fun…

Nb. Some sadness: we may not be running very many more of these wonderful movie mash-ups as we’ve been given our marching orders. Get it while it’s hot!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Saturday 19th February - One for the doctor: a Hunter S. Thompson double bill

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro..."

To mark the anniversary of the good doctor's death, the People's Picturehouse is proud to present: 'One for the doctor, a Hunter S. Thompson double bill.'

8pm - Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision (1978 - 51min)

The BBC's Omnibus documentary featuring Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman.

9.30pm - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (118mins)

'We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive..." '

We're starting a little earlier this week - to squeeze all the Gonzo goodness in - and the great news is that means the bar will be open from 7pm. A special HST themed bar at that: bat country cocktails and wild turkey are the order of the day. To soak up the booze, the usual epic vegetarian tapas spread will also be served.

As ever, guests are most welcome to hang around as late as they like and, this week, raise a glass to the doctor. Let the bad craziness begin...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Saturday 12th February - 8pm: a pair of sci-fi masterpieces

The People's Picturehouse is proud to present:

8.30 - La Jetee

"They begin again. The man doesn't die, nor does he go mad. He suffers. They continue."

"If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena,
then let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well."

By-now-classic cocktails and very good vegetarian food will be available when the bar opens at 8pm, and the first film will start at 8.30pm (prompt: no messing about, now). As ever, guests are welcome to hang around the house late into the night; we've yet to kick anyone out because we want to go to bed...