Thu, 11th Apr 2013
S4 presents a short film night with a difference
Tue, 28th May 2013
Tuesday 28th May 7pm
This month, S4 presents DRIFTWOOD, followed by an in-depth Q&A with writer/director James Webber and members of the cast and crew.
Set in London, "Driftwood" is the story of fifteen-year-old Sam, a swimming prodigy, whose life is split into two very different worlds: a poignant antithesis between talent and achievement at the dawn of his sporting career, and fear and torment in his home and social life.
All profits go to the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
For more information, check out S4's blog.
The Good, the Bad, the Unseen
Fri, 7th Jun 2013
The naked nights of the necrotic nastiness Vol 1 1981 Double Bill-
My Bloody Valentine & Cannibal Ferox!
7pm, FREE ENTRY!
GBU's third outing at Bar Paragon in Genesis Cinema is going back to the year 1981 when movies pushed the boundaries of cinematic taste with two great flicks one slasher and one cannibal gut muncher both rarely seen in their Uncut versions.
First up is "My Bloody Valentine" Directed by George Mihalka this Canadian slasher was one of a handful that never ever spawned a sequel and become a cult favourite amongst horror fans and also spawned a remake in 2009. An old folk tale about a killer returning to a small town 20 years later to reek havoc on the small mining town of valentines bluff. This notorious slasher was cut by 9 minutes upon its U.S release with scenes of graphic violence, GBU are pleased to present the Uncut version for the first time ever in the UK for big screen showing.
Next up is Umberto Lenzi's jungle shocker "Cannibal Ferox" group of people head to the jungle to disprove cannibalism bump into two men on the run from the mob who have just tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe hell bent on revenge with blood thirsty consequences.
This is a notorious Cannibal/jungle shocker which had the moniker of being banned in 31 countries which was totally untrue but still gained notoriety with its scenes of explicit gore and animal cruelty from an era of film making that has long since been forgot you'll never see a film like this being made today... you'll never forget "Cannibal Ferox" once you've seen it...aka Make the die slowly.
Check out the awesome poster artworks from Artist Doc foxon.
Please do not attend this event if easily offended... this event is strictly 18+ only.
As usual there will be the usual TV blipverts/adverts/bad trailers politically incorrect banter between the hosts and crap giveaways.
There will be a full bar and fabulous cocktails along with the fantastic posh pie and mash which available if you fancy a bite to eat which are a hit amongst GBU patrons who have turned up to our events.
The event is FREE and the will be a table of dvds and rarities for you to buy... donations to GBU are welcome to keep us running as we are totally independent... we also do a FREE membership which entitles you to come along to closed events which will come in the future.
So come down... drink beer, enjoy a nice pie and mash with two great exploitation/horror shockers in great surroundings at Bar Paragon in Genesis Cinema...
The Promenade presents 'Madeira'
Fri, 17th May 2013
New Band The Promenade release their debut record with this first performance and screening of 'Madeira'.
Supported by the Joe Strummer Foundation for new music the band represent a new wave of the DIY punk ethic having made the film completely independently.
This first screening will see the band perform the full soundtrack live in this new and exciting way.
Tuesday 4th June 7.30pm
British Urban Film Festival Spring Season
Thu, 4th Apr 2013 - Thu, 30th May 2013
8.45 THURSDAY 4TH APRIL - ‘THE MURDER OF STEPHEN LAWRENCE’
proceeds from this screening will go to the Stephen Lawrence Trust
6.30 SUNDAY 7TH APRIL - ‘WOOLWICH BOYS’ + Q&A
6.30 SUNDAY 5TH MAY - ‘SUS’ + Q&A
8.45 THURSDAY 30TH MAY - + DAVID IS DYING + Q&A
Tickets £8 / £6.50 concessions
Come if Convenient - An evening with Sherlock Holmes
Thu, 6th Jun 2013
Come if Convenient:
An Evening with Sherlock Holmes
June 6th, 8pm
Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Emerald
A short film by Céline Terranova.
The Baker Street Babes
in conversation with author
assistant curator of Barts Pathology Museum
Since he first appeared in Conan Doyle's stories over 125 years ago, the world's only consulting detective has been a source of fascination for storytellers and audiences the world over.
Beginning with a special screening of Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Emerald, an original short film inspired by the fictional detective and the comedies of Charlie Chaplin, the evening will form a celebration of 221b Baker Street's famous resident and his status as the most filmed character of all time.
Reknowned podcasters The Baker Street Babes will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee about the legacy of Conan Doyle's character and his enduring popularity with filmmakers, artists and authors alike.
Assistant curator Carla Valentine will also be speaking about the history of Barts Pathology Museum and its past and present links with the character.
It promises to be a fun evening for anyone with an enduring or passing interest in Sherlock Holmes!
Book tickets here!