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The Talkies 2019 HERE Suburban Film Festival runs from 16th February until 30th March at venues in Palmers Green, Bounds Green, Winchmore Hill and Enfield Town. 

The festival programme this year launches with an amazing British independent film introduced by one of the cast, local actor Lindsey Coulson. Another local figure, Prof. Kurt Barling looks through the eyes of Londoners involved in recent historical events. And, as always, the festival premieres four new short films, commissioned by Talkies for the festival, using locations in our area of North London.

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HERE SUBURBAN FILM FESTIVAL is about the diversity of interests, people and places in the suburbs of London. HERE is not in the West End, Southbank or Shoreditch. HERE in the suburbs we aren’t the swanky super-rich, the celebrity glitterati or cool dudes.  HERE is where the cinema creatives of London produce their best output. HERE is where life is a rich diversity of race, religion and culture. HERE is  where most of London lives.

The festival programme includes feature  films that are mainly small independent British productions that have a connection with suburbia. HERE we draw on local talent and themes and we are also very proud to premiere  four new  short films,  commissioned for the festival.

SAT 16 FEB

FUNNY COW

WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE

Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of 'Funny Cow', a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom. Introduced by local actor Lindsey Coulson.

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FRI 8 MARCH

LONDON UNPLUGGED

BOUNDS GREEN BOWLS AND TENNIS CLUB

An anthology film about modern Londoners, comprising eleven shorts from a largely female-led talent pool of emerging filmmakers. Introduced and Q&A by Nick Cohen (supervising director) and David Cohen (producer) .

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THURS 14 MAR

BEAST

THE DUGDALE CENTRE

Set in Jersey, this formidably accomplished debut feature by Michael Pearce is a smartly layered psychological thriller that puts an eerily windswept island location to fine use. Introduced by producer Ivana MacKinnon.

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THURS 21 MARCH

THE LIVES OF LONDONERS - WITH KURT BARLING

THE DUGDALE CENTRE

Professor, former BBC London correspondent and local talent Kurt Barling uses film footage to introduce 10 Londoners who he has met and who frame key social and political events over the past 15 years.

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SAT MAR 23

WHO NIGHT - QUADROPHENIA - WITH LIVE TRIBUTE INTRO

WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE

Live WHO tribute from local band before Franc Roddam’s classic 1979 film version of Quadrophenia, which brought the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth to the big screen.

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SAT 30 MAR

TALKIES' SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS PREMIERE 2019

ST JOHN'S HALL

Short film format is where our future feature film writers, directors actors and crew cut their teeth. Each year Talkies commissions a group of talented young film makers. This premiere screening is one of our most special nights of the year.

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