Brixton Community Cinema : carte blanche to La Clef

A screening on June 13th at 7:30pm at the Atlantic Hall Cinema as part of the Brixton Community Cinema Festival in London (June 9 – July 2).

In addition to its precious subject and fragile characters, this film reminds us of a particularly emotional moment at La Clef. We discovered the film at 6 a.m., introduced by Adèle Haenel and Gisèle Vienne, with both screening rooms packed (almost 200 people at 6 a.m.!). After the film, a long discussion took place in the multi-purpose hall, where everyone was free to express themselves. Above all, Adèle listened. In our illegal space, populated by so many different people, she felt right at home. And we’d like to bring that moment back to Brixton!

Adèle Haenel had appeared for the first time a few days earlier for a surprise (and memorable) debate with Céline Sciamma and Pauline Acquart after the film “Water Lilies – Naissance des pieuvres” (first released in 2007).

Link to book at the screening of the 13th of June 2023 (it’s also open-price)

Brixton Community Cinema is a pop-up movie-theater designed to bring affordable international and independent films to a community that, despite immense cultural contributions, has uneven access to arts institutions.

The cinema screens a range of films in all genres and formats that highlight subaltern voices and experiences, and showcase the breadth of experimental approaches to using film as a means of expression and protest.

Operating in vacant spaces on a “pay what you can” basis (otherwise known as “open pricing”!), it aims to explore ways of minimizing financial and non-financial barriers to cinema-going.