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52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays
  • 2013
  • Australia
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sophie Hyde
  • Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Späte

Billie (Cobham-Hervey) is a gawky, needy 16 year old who faces an altered relationship with her mother Jane (Herbert-Jane) when the latter decides to transition to a male body and identity. Intimate, fresh, spiky and funny take on family and gender politics, not always successful, but Cobham-Hervey is striking and likeable.

Thu 30 Mar


Arrow Video Club Presents: Battle Royale

Deptford Cinema in alliance with Arrow Films present: Arrow Video Club! Arrow Video Club seasons will showcase cutting edge movies from across a dizzying range of genres, nations and eras: westerns, gangster films, new arthouse hits, digitally restored classics, and a few forgotten gems. All films will come from the catalogue of one of the most prestigious British film labels!

Directed by the master of 70s Yakuza thrillers Kinji Fukasaku, and featuring Kill Bill star Chiaki Kuriyama, Battle Royale is a milestone in the history of extreme Asian cinema in the 21st Century, a film which broke out beyond far its national borders. Even the recent YA hit franchise The Hunger Games seems to owe a debt to it.

In a world where teenagers have no respect and adults are losing control, there can be only one solution: Battle Royale! In a dystopian future, the Japanese government has hit upon a brutally simple concept to keep society in line and allow a cowed populace a chance to get kick out of it in the process: let a high school class loose on an island, arm them and then give them a simple choice… kill your friends or be killed instead. Your weapons: poison, cross-bows, machetes, dynamite, even your own body. ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano (Violent Cop, Zatoichi) stars as a teacher pushed to the edge, with his pupils merely the latest in a long line of kids thrown into the meat grinder. This twisted, ultra-violent thriller really does have it all.

27 March 2017

Doors Open 7.00pm

Programme Start 7.30 pm

*Age Restriction over 15


Cost - £5 (£3.50 conc.)

Mon 27 Mar


Fatal Intuition (2015) - Korean Cinema Echoes

Deptford Cinema is proud to collaborate with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to bring you incredible cinema. Once a month, we'll screen a gem picked by KCC. And it's free!

This month's pick is FATAL INTUITION, a expert blend of crime thriller and shamanic horror. If you were enthralled and disturbed by THE WAILING, well this one's for you.

Since their parents' death in a car accident, Jang-Woo (Joo Won) has taken care of his younger teen sister, Eun-Ji (Ryoo Hye-Young). He watches over her almost too protectively. She's an outcast, shunned and mocked by others for her claims of premonitory abilities.

After a night out, Jong-woo returns home to find his sister missing. A stranger lurks in the background.

The film will be introduced by Korean film expert Dr. Colette Balmain. And while the ticket is free, it's best to make sure you've booked your seat. See you there!

Dr Colette Balmain is a Senior Lecturer in Film, TV and Media at Kingston University. Her research interests are East Asian cinemas and cultures, particularly Korean Cinema on which she has published extensively. She is currently finishing a book on East Asian Gothic cinema. Her book on South Korean horror cinema will be published in 2018. She is the editor of Directory of World Cinema: South Korea (Intellect: 2013) and co-editor of Korean Screen Cultures: Film, TV, Music and Online gaming *with Andrew Jackson (Peter Lang: 2016). She is also a film critic and has her own blog, *Oriental Nightmares (, and can be found on Twitter @ColetteBalmain tweeting about East Asian cinema.

Dir. Yun Jun-hyeong

South Korea, 2015


Wed 29 Mar


Food Porn

Pornographic connotation of western's favourite ingredients and overly exaggerated and widely used hash-tag #foodporn portraying a contrasting balance between popular social media trend and no so instagrammable food, ever since avocado took the rein in the online food chain.

Previously exhibited in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the *#foodporn *exhibition is moving to Deptford Cinema in April.

The event will take place on the 1st of April. On the day of the event, provocative Euro-Asian canapés and aphrodisiac cocktails will be served alongside the Q&A with artists and a short film screening of BOILED EGGS *by French producer Kim Puri. For all the classic film enthusiasts, the evening will be concluded with the infamous *LA GRANDE BOUFFE (1973).

Doors at 7:00pm

Sat 1 Apr


No Offence But. Political Correctness And Its Effects

A few short films and a Q&A session about the effects of Political correctness and its impact on your day to day.

7 Goldsmiths students look into and highlight the difficulties self-policing comments has on challenging prejudice and how self-regulation has led to the suppression of ideas.

Why has free speech been suppressed across contemporary society and what can be done to address this? Our short videos will show a variety of filmed responses across the city and anonymous online and face-to-face responses.

With the current backlash towards PC culture, this is a hot hot topic so please do come along! There will be a £3.50 donation for the upkeep of the cinema and very cheap drinks available at the bar.

Doors open at 7 for drinks, nibbles and mingling and screening at 7:30

Fri 31 Mar


Pintu Terlarang

Directed by Joko Anwar, Pintu Terlarang is based on the novel of the same name by Sekar Ayu Asmara. Joko Anwar won the Best of Puchon award at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, and was nominated for the Golden Kinnaree Award at the 2009 Bangkok International Film Festival.

The life of a successful sculptor (played by Fachri Albar) is turned upside down when he begins receiving mysterious messages from somebody who’s asking for his help.

When he stumbles upon an illegal TV broadcast which offers snuff, he finds out that the person who’s trying to reach him is a 7-year-old boy who has been kept and abused by a vicious couple. As he digs more, he discovers that his wife (played by Marsha Timothy) just might be connected to the whole mystery. Soon he must decide whether or not to abandon his search and leave the boy to die or to lose everything and everyone he knows.

Sun 26 Mar


Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door)

Directed by Joko Anwar, and produced by Sheila Timothy of Lifelike Pictures, Pintu Terlarang (meaning forbidden door) is based on the novel of the same name by Sekar Ayu Asmara. It is one of the best Indonesian films of recent years; Joko Anwar won the Best of Puchon award at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, and was nominated for the Golden Kinnaree Award at the 2009 Bangkok International Film Festival.

The life of a successful sculptor (played by Fachri Albar) gradually falls apart when he begins receiving mysterious messages asking for help. Meanwhile he begins to suspect that his appalling family, his friends and his agent are working in concert to manipulate him.

With a Hitchcockian plot and elements of body-horror and set design that resemble early David Cronenberg, ‘Pintu Terlarang’ is a film that will keep you guessing right to the end, and possibly even after you’ve left the cinema.

Sun 26 Mar


Yojimbo (Kurosawa/mifune - The Samurai Films #4)

Deptford Cinema pays tribute in 2017 to Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa- one of the world’s greatest directors, who helped catapult Japanese cinema onto the global stage. Though he turned his hand to many genres over his long career, it is undeniably his period action films, or "jidaigeki", that have left the greatest mark on world cinema.

Kurosawa also gifted the world one of the great director-actor collaborations, tapping the ferocious energy and charisma of star Toshirô Mifune over a dozen times. All the films in our season see Mifune in a leading role.

In Yojimbo, Mifune is magnetic as a wandering, wily samurai who plays off several warring factions against each other in a rural village in 18th century Japan. Stylish and darkly funny, the film influenced the likes of Sergio Leone, who remade the film into his A Fistful of Dollars western starring Clint Eastwood.

Films in the season:

Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo, Sanjuro.

28 March 2017

Doors Open 6.30pm

Programme Start 7pm

*Age Restriction over 15

Tue 28 Mar


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