The Acting Class with Q&A with directors and cast

October 2017

This film talks to struggling actors about the difficulties they face when they don’t have the resources to get in and get on in the industry. We follow actor Tom Stocks who had to twice turn down a place at the East 15 drama school because he could not afford the fees. Angered by this Tom set up Actor Awareness and the film documents his struggle to create opportunities for those outside the elite networks and raise awareness about class exclusion in the acting industry.

 

Actors Chris Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake, Samuel West and others talk about why this situation should concern everyone and how things have got harder since they entered the industry. This is not a film about acting; it’s about the lack of working class representation on our stages and our screens.Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think ‘we’ are, helps shape our identities. And that is political.

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Kungadred in partnership with Chronic Love Foundation and Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival 

WELCOME TO BUSSEYWOOD IS BACK! Part of the award winning, Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival, the famous Bussey Building is once again host to London's largest one day Free African films festival.

Great films back to back, exploring the exciting multi-layered nature of the African film narrative.

From classic African cinema to new and emerging artists from Africa and the wider African community. 

Curated and organised by Orvil Kunga (aka Kungadred) , 'Welcome to Busseywood' hopes to become a place where the London community can come and experience stories which are often over-looked in mainstream cinema.

This is a totally FREE!! to attend event...NO TICKETS NO BOOKINGS required...just turn up on the day and enjoy all the goodies from African cinema on offer including:

Half of Yellow Sun (Dir. Biyi Bandele, 2013, Nigeria, cert PG. 111 mins) 
starring award winning actors Chiwetel Ejifor and Thandie Newton, Half of a Yellow Sun is the biggest film to come out of Africa from an African director, having gained international cinematic release. Biyi Bandele's debut feature based on the Purple prize winning book of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is set to become an African cinematic classic!
Sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton)and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Imani - (Dir Caroline Kamya 2010, Uganda, cert PG. 82mins) 
vibrantly captures three vignettes of life in modern day Uganda: A child soldier returning to the parents who could not protect him, a woman fighting to get her wrongly accused sister out of jail, and a youth dance troop leader struggling to simply get through a hometown performance. These seemingly disparate stories slowly fuse into a profound singular narrative as the characters reveal themselves to be uniformly off balance in their own lives, and the world around them. 
trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOAgCebSrVE

SHORTS

OYA: RISE OF THE SUPORISHAS (Nosa Igbinedion, 2014, U.K cert PG. 12.57 mins),
Is an exciting action packed film, written and directed by award winning director Nosa Igbinedion. The film resurrects mythical deities from African folklore, known as Orishas, into modern-day superheroes, focusing on Ade, one of the few people in the modern world who still has a connection with one of the gods Oya. Oya's job is to keep the doorway between the world of man and the world of the Orishas firmly closed, for, if it is opened, the Orishas will wreak havoc upon the Earth as retribution for man's abandonment of them. To keep the door shut she must find the 'key' (a young girl with the potential to open the doorway) and she is tasked in keeping the young girl safe.
trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6L_9Yu_y0

Akee and Salt Fish (dir.Cecile Emeke, 2014, U.K cert PG, ) 
Excellent thought provoking comedic short film takes a no-holds barred approach to the often touchy subject of gentrification.
Trailer synopsis - Be a fly on the wall and meet Olivia and Rachel, the stars of the upcoming short film "Ackee & Saltfish". Discussing being adopted by Solange (sister of Beyonce), wondering whether Common plays the guitar and arguments over whether couscous is rice or not.

Film Synopsis: On a unusually sunny Sunday in East London, two best friends, Olivia and Rachel, go to pick up takeaway food after Rachel forgets to soak the salt fish.

trailer https://vimeo.com/97936713 2.42 mins

Jonah (Dir Kibwe Tavares, Zanzibar/U.K cert PG, 17.42 mins ) 
Mbwana and chis best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These deems become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea, causing their small Zanzibari town to become a big tourist attraction. But the reality is not what they had hoped for and a chance re-encounter with the fish, Mbwana now old and ruined, decides only one of them can survive. 
Award winning, Brixton based Factory Fifteen offer a true master class in VFX filmmaking and with the beautiful backdrop of Zanzibar, this short animated film is a must see for anyone interested in the craft of visually compelling story-telling. 
Trailer https://vimeo.com/57793820

Q&A
Director Shola Amoo (Touch/A Moving Image) in conversation with directors Cecile Emeke (Ackee and Salt fish), Nosa Igbinedion (Oya-Rise of the Orisha) and dir. and co-founder of Factory Fifteen, Kibwe Tavares about filmmaking, diversity and whether there is such a thing as a Black narrative.
www.sholaamoo.com

Abyss Boys (Jan-Hendrik Beetge, 2009, South Africa, cert PG, 26 mins) 
Set in the slums of a small fishing community on the southern coast of South Africa, the drowning depths of illegal abalone poaching has become a dangerous life that Jimmy, a legendary ex diver, has to escape from. Wanting to save AB, his rebellious young brother from Gonyama, the violent gangster who AB admires, Jimmy devises a plan to give him and AB a new beginning and a new life. But on a stormy winters day when Jimmy gets his chance to escape, nothing can prepare him for what happens.

La Radio 
Ivory Coast, 2012, cert U, 15 mins, 
Diir Armand Brice Tchikamen
An old man buys a radio. Whenever he turns it on he hears stories of destruction. He is convinced the problem lies in the radio and takes it to a repair shop. Boni, the engineer, must find a solution. But what if the problem is not with the radio but something much bigger? View trailer

There will be;
African centred market stalls - selling homemade (vegan friendly) food, handmade crafts, clothes and health products.
Panel discussions with UK/African producers and filmmakers 
African language taster class
Poetry, story-telling and pop art gallery 

Sun April 13, WELCOME TO CHRONICWOOD [Formerly Welcome To Busseywood], now takes place over 9hrs on the 2nd Sunday of each Month at the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe [with occasional All day and night 16hr Saturday Film and Music specials on an on-going basis]The new monthly event will be themed, focusing on the very finest in film and animation. 2D to 3D Film, Computer Generated to Hand Drawn Animation.

 

Our second Monthly event showcasing Comedy Classics. Then to Now. From Steve Martins gut busting THE JERK to Stanley Kubricks satirical cold war master-pierce DR STRANGELOVE or: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", then there's Mel Brooke’s funny as Frack - Young Frankenstein with a beyond on form Marty Feldman and a very young Gene Wilder - followed by Live Stand Up from some of the best local comedians around. Taking us to beautifuly through to the. Arguably The Coen Brothers finest comedic work. Jeff Bridges is The Dude AKA THE BIG LEBOWSKI. Nuff said.

 

LINE UP & RUNNING TIMES

 

130pm - DOORS

 

2:00pm - DR STRANGELOVE or "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb [1964]

Rated PG: 95mins - Director: Stanley Kubrick

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

 

4:10pm - THE JERK [1979]

Rated R: 94mins - Director: Carl Reiner

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

 

6:15pm - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN [1974] Rated PG: 106 Mins - Director: Mel Brooks

Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.

 

8:30pm - LIVE STAND UP COMEDY A Live 30 Minute comedy set from local up and coming comedians.

 

9:00pm - THE BIG LEBOWSKI [1998] Rated R : 117 Mins - Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

 

Note Films are subject to occasional change.

 

There’ll also be popcorn, pick n’ mix, monster sausage rolls and pastries + a fully stocked bar to help put you in the mood to kick back, relax and enjoy some of the greatest Comedy Films of all time.

 

Runs 130pm - 1030pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month

 

Admission £5 Adv  or £5 OTD.

 

Welcome To Chronicwood.

 

Gonna be an All Day Right Royal Rib Ticklah :D

Sun March 09, WELCOME TO CHRONICWOOD [Formerly Welcome To Busseywood], now takes place over 9hrs on the 2nd Sunday of each Month at the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe [with occasional All day and night 16hr Saturday Film and Music specials on an on-going basis]

 

The new monthly event will be themed, focusing on the very finest in film and animation. 2D to 3D Film, Computer Generated to Hand Drawn Animation.Our first Monthly event showcasing Science Fiction Classics. Then to Now. From Roger Vadim’s visionary sexed up comedic classic ‘Barbarella’ to The Original 1968 [and best] version of ‘Planet Of The Apes’, Ridley Scotts Visionary Sci-Fi Masterpiece ‘Blade Runner’ closing with the brilliant Paul Verhoeven 1987 original version of Robocop. "Part Machine, Part Man, All Cop” Genius.

 

LINE UP & RUNNING TIMES

 

1:30pm - DOORS

 

1:50pm - BARBARELLA - [1968] Director, Roger Vadim 98 Mins

 

4:00pm - PLANET OF THE APES - [1968] Director, Frank J Schaffner 112 Mins

 

6:15pm - BLADE RUNNER [1982] Director, Ridley Scott 117 Mins

 

8:45pm - ROBOCOP - [1987] Director Paul Verhoeven 102 mins

 

There’ll also be popcorn, pick n’ mix, monster sausage rolls and pastries + a fully stocked bar to help put you in the mood to kick back, relax and enjoy some of the greatest Science Fiction Films of all time.Runs 130pm - 1030pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. All for a fiver. £5 Adv Tickets Available From Ticketscript or £5 OTD.

 

Welcome To Chronicwood.

 

Gonna be Epic!

 

Presented by Jazzheadchronic Mickey Smith / The CLF and Kunga Dred with support from The Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival.

Sat Sep 14 - the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe the cultural hub of Peckham, in partnership with Peckham & Nunhead Free Film Festival, presents the second annual - Welcome to Busseywood. A Free Entry 4 Floor, 16 Hour Film & Music Festival. [Pls click here for full schedule]

Four floors of African film and animation, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of African cinema. With talks, poetry, story-telling, art, live music and food

From the animated family classic, Kirikou and the Sorceress, to Town Of Runners, a documentary exploring the heritage of Rawandas long distance athletes and Fela NYC: Fresh from Africa. The hard-hitting film about Nigerian king of Afro-beat Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s (pictured) 1986 visit to New York.

Look out for many more award winning films throughout the day and night from across the vast continent - including Nollwood Babylon, A screaming Man, The Naked Option, The First Grader and the powerful and poignant War Dance.

As well as film we'll also be exploring the legacy of African music. Tracing it's many a varied path across the planet via a late night session championing and charting the many sounds and forms of black music on 2 floors. Then to now. With [Level 1] Afro-rock artists Yinka performing Live, followed by South London Soul Train host Mickey Jazzheadchronic Smith exploring the soul & funk of it all. Then on level 2 DJ Kitta kicks off alongside special guest spoken word artists , followed by the most excellent DJ Tom Unlikely, closing with special guest The Legendary Flashin Eddie Fowlkes who'll be flying in from Detroit to deliver a 4 hour globalistic set exploring very much "the now of sound". The fusion of it all. 

Welcome To Busseywood runs from Midday to 4am and is completely free entry. Some of the great Films on shopw below + for more info and film times, pls visit

WWW.FREEFILMFESTIVALS.ORG

Lebensmude & Friends 1st Birthday Comedy Event

 

'After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Lebensmüde are back in Peckham for another LEBENSMÜDE & FRIENDS ('Great evening... funny.' – Jack Dee).


Featuring a COMEDY PIÑATA, another thrilling round of EGG ROULETTE, and the following SPLENDID HUMANS:

CARIAD LLOYD – 'Smart, offbeat comedy' (FT)

 

ADAM HESS – Chortle Award Nominee
 

AHIR SHAH – 'destined to become one of the brightest stars in the British comedy firmament' (The Scotsman)
 

& of course
 

LEBENSMÜDE – 'adept at getting laughs' (The Guardian)

More acts TBA.'

 

Tickets : £5 early bird 

http://www.lebensmude.ticketsource.co.uk/

Block A, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST

020 7732 5275 info@clfartcafe.org

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