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Talkies - your local community cinema - launches its HERE Suburban Film Festival' on Saturday 22 February with a Mike Leigh film shot in Enfield during Thatcher's Britain and continues through March with a feast of suburban stories. Talkies is also very proud to premiere six new short films from rising stars of the film world, commissioned by Talkies for the festival, using locations in our area of North London. The festival closes on Talkies' 200th event milestone with the classic 'Blues Brothers' with live music intro.

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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 six new short films commissioned for the festival.

Our festival finale in 2020 celebrates our 200th event and so we are re-showing one of our first – The Blues Brothers – with a musical intro from talented local musicians from St Harmonicas Blues Club.


Saturday 22 February

LIFE IS SWEET

WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE

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Critically acclaimed bitter-sweet comedy about the everyday dreams and disasters of an ordinary Enfield family in Thatcher's Britain.

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Thursday 5 March

Jellyfish

THE DUGDALE CENTRE

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Introduced by gifted local screenwriter Simon Lord and featuring newcomer Liv Hill, with an astonishingly good performance as Sarah, a teenage carer whose talent for comedy transforms her troubled life.

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Friday 13 March

Eaten by Lions

BOUNDS GREEN BOWLS AND TENNIS CLUB

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When Pete and Omar lose their beloved Gran they go in search of Omar's estranged father, confronting him on the day of his daughters engagement party.

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Saturday 21 March

TALKIES' SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS - 2020 PREMIERE NIGHT

ST JOHN'S HALL

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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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Saturday 28 March

TALKIES 200 MILESTONE - THE BLUES BROTHERS

WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE

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On Talkies' 200th event milestone, we bring you this cinema classic, with live music intro from St Harmonica’s Blues club. We expect to see all those black suits, shades and let’s not forget the nuns outfits!

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