London 2012 Festival Films - Shorts by the Best British Directors Including Mike Leigh and Lynne Ramsay

Monday 25 June, 6.30

As part of the London 2012 Festival - the largest festival the UK has ever seen - Picturehouse Cinemas are delighted to play host to the premiere of four short films by distinguished British directors, specially co-commissioned by the London 2012 Festival, Film4 and BBC Films. Mike Leigh, Asif Kapadia, Lynne Ramsay and Max and Dania have drawn on their unique perspectives of sport and UK life to create films which celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The directors will be at Hackney Picturehouse for a Q&A following the screenings, broadcast live to the other cinemas. An unmissable evening.

THE ODYSSEY

Director: Asif Kapadia. UK 2012.

Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images with the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from winning the bid in 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.

 
A RUNNING JUMP

Director: Mike Leigh. UK 2012.

Mike Leigh’s hilarious comedy is about all kinds of sport, as well as twins, taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.


SWIMMER

Director: Lynne Ramsay. UK 2012.

A poetic journey following a lone swimmer through Britain’s waterways and coastline, with a soundtrack of British music ranging from Delius to The La’s.

 

WHAT IF

Directors: Max & Dania. UK 2012.

A celebration of urban youth culture, WHAT IF uses Rudyard Kipling’s poem If to tell the story of Joe, who learns some key lessons about life from a guardian angel.

Full price £8, Members £6, Concessions £7


 

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