Date/Time: 04/09/2015 at 18:30 – 22:45
My Fare Lady (Saloum N’je) with Sean Brosnan
Saloum collaborated on the first Portobello Film Festival in 1996. He has since worked with Bill Murray, Idris Elba, and Guy Ritchie. He will speak on getting a break in the film industry.
The Swing, The Hole, And The Lie, 10 mins
“Golf Noir”: Jane’s fragile world teeters on the brink of madness as she seeks to uncover whether boyfriend Samir is up to no good with golfing buddy Julie. To be introduced by Barry Adamson who has composed film music for David Lynch (Lost Highway). Comedy
Getting It Straight In Notting Hill Gate (Joe Gannon) 26 mins
Legendary look at psychedelic 60s Portobello by Pink Floyd’s original lighting man featuring the latter, the Mangrove restaurant on All Saints Road and Caroline Coon of Release. Documentary.
The Devils (Ken Russell) 117 mins
Introduced by his daughter Vicki and original members of cast and crew. Subject to necessary consents we are hoping to screen the rarely seen Directors Cut (last seen at Barbican n 2011). The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell’s screenplay is based partially on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partially on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a dramatised historical account of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a 17th-century Roman Catholic priest executed for witchcraft following the supposed possessions in Loudun, France. Reed plays Grandier in the film and Vanessa Redgrave plays a sexually repressed nun who finds herself inadvertently responsible for the accusations.The film faced harsh reaction from national film rating systems due to its disturbingly violent, sexual, and religious content, and originally received an X rating in both Britain and the United States. It was banned in several countries, and eventually heavily edited for release in others. A celebration of a local talent; one of the most visionary film directors of all time.