Opening Night Gala - Judy Preview and Q&A with Producer David Livingstone
Sep
27
8:00 pm20:00

Opening Night Gala - Judy Preview and Q&A with Producer David Livingstone

  • Olympic Studios, 117 - 123 Church Road, London, SW13 9HL (map)
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Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard Of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?

Featuring some of her best-known songs, including the timeless classic ‘Over the Rainbow’, Judy celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME THE PRODUCER OF THE FILM, DAVID LIVINGSTONE, TO THE OLYMPIC FOR A Q&A FOLLOWING THIS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SCREENING.

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES ACCESS TO AN AFTER PARTY IN THE MEMBERS’ CLUB FOLLOWING THE Q&A, WITH A LIVE DJ.

Dress code:
We invite you to participate in the green carpet challenge, an Eco-Age initiative that asks guests to wear sustainable clothing to high profile film events. The aim of which is to raise awareness of key sustainability issues in the industry, and to create positive change.


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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Sep
28
12:00 pm12:00

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.


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Dead in a Week
Sep
28
4:00 pm16:00

Dead in a Week

After seven failed suicide attempts, young William decides to outsource the task to Leslie, an ageing assassin who is about to retire. When William has a sudden change of heart, Leslie is still determined to carry out the hit and honour the contract.

Action Comedy, 1h30 Rated 15

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Sep
28
5:00 pm17:00

Sequins

  • Olympic Studios, 117-123 Church Road, London, SW13 9HL (map)
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A coming of age comedy short film set in late 90s Blackpool. 17-year-old Paul's journey of self-discovery takes a unique turn when he embarks on his ambition to become a drag queen, despite fear of ridicule from his peers and being ostracized by his family. Opportunity presents itself when Paul meets drag queen Mimi Le Purr, a seasoned performer at The Sequin Club in Blackpool.

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Open Air Screening of Bohemian Rhapsody
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Open Air Screening of Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody Outdoor screening: 28th September 2019 , Harrodian School. Doors at 5pm, screening at 7pm. 

The Harrodian School is delighted to announce a very special outdoor screening in association with the Barnes Film Festival 2019. This is a not to be missed opportunity to see Bohemian Rhapsody under the stars, in the gorgeous surroundings of the Harrodian School in Barnes. Exclusive interview footage with Brian May will accompany this screening. 

The event will be opened by Oscar winning Tim Cavagin, who won the Oscar for Best Music Mixing (amongst others!) for the film.

Appropriately themed fancy dress is of course encouraged, as well as plenty of singing! 

Chairs are available to hire in advance. Hot food will be available to buy on site or bring your own picnic. A cash bar will also be available.

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Catching Giants
Sep
29
12:00 pm12:00

Catching Giants

  • Olympic Studios, 117-123 Church Road, London, SW13 9HL (map)
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Catching Giants is a heart-stopping film that follows the world's preeminent giraffe researcher, Dr Francois Deacon, as he embark s on the most ambitious project in giraffe conservation to date. On the rugged and untamed plains of South Africa's Rooipoort Nature Reserve Dr Deacon will set out to capture and GPS collar more than 20ngiraffes, a project that will enable him to study these giraffes' every move and behaviourt for the next year.

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Film Short Programme
Sep
29
12:00 pm12:00

Film Short Programme

1.SKIN 12 MIN SCI-FI Skin explores questions of our autonomy and essential humanness – and what it is to experience love and loss in the futuristic age.
2.BLACK SHEEP 26 MIN DOC When his family moves to an estate rife with racism, a black boy must take drastic steps to survive.
3. RANI 14 MIN DRAMA Rani is a socially outcast transgender woman (Kami Sid) who sets out to take care of an abandoned child.
4. THE LOST THING 15 MIN ANIMATION A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.
5.TEDDY 11 MIN FICTION What would you sacrifice for the ones you love? The tragic events of one night have robbed Paul of almost everything, and now he must decide if he is ready to step up and honour his best friend’s final wish
6. LANDS END 20 MIN DRAMA Adam, a naïve but hopeful young man, places his faith in a charismatic ex-con and drag artist, Michael, with whom he has developed a fixation.

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