This is the first newsletter for our new Dartmouth Park Film Club. You’re getting this email because you signed up at our launch event or because we think the DPFC might be your cup of tea. We plan to send one or two emails a month but if that’s too much for you, please feel free to unsubscribe below.
The DPFC screens films that have a connection to Dartmouth Park - primarily films made by locals but also films shot in the area etc. The club aims to build a community of likeminded people interested in film who want to have fun watching films together. The club also aims to support the Highgate Library, which has had its budget cut lately. Speaking of which, the room we use for the DPFC events is a great space for parties and events that you can hire - info here.
As most of you know - because you were there - our launch event was a success: 65 people came and enjoyed the cricket documentary & a lively Q&A with local filmmaker Sam Collins. Yay!
Our next event is shaping up to be a cracker. It’s on Tuesday Nov 10 and we’re lucky to have world-famous director, Kevin Macdonald, speaking after a screening of one of his lesser known films, HOW I LIVE NOW. It’s a drama about teenage love set in an imaginary World War 3 in Britain. The film has a 15 rating - so the BBFC think the film shouldn’t be seen by anyone under the age of 15. Personally (this is Lizzie speaking), I found it a powerful film with some disturbing moments: I wouldn’t show it to children under 12 but please do bring your teenagers and their friends. We will, of course, let people of any age attend so we’ll leave this decision to your discretion.
There will be wine and snacks, as per last time, and we’re going to simplify the money side of things: anyone can come and eat&drink&watch for free. Then we’ll ask you to donate what you think the evening’s worth when you leave.
Please help us spread the word about our next event as we’d love to pack it out. The flyer is below and at this link
Hopefully see you on Tues Nov 10
From Lizzie, Christo and Matt