Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Opener Events

We bring a flavour of the Côte d’Azur to The Ritzy and Hackney Picturehouse this May as we anticipate the 68th Cannes Film Festival with special previews and Q&A sessions; in participation with Film3Sixty


Members’ free event: In Conversation with Elizabeth Karlsen
Wednesday 6 May, 12.00; The Ritzy, Brixton

Join us for an exclusive chat with UK producer Elizabeth Karlsen, whose latest films Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and Youth, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, are both in competition at the upcoming prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

We talk with the charming Number 9 Films co-founder, whose credits include Neon Bible, Byzantium, Great Expectations, The Crying Game and Made In Dagenham, about her career and her experiences on the Croisette.

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Man Up preview presented by Lake Bell and Tess Morris
Wednesday 6 May, 6.30; The Ritzy, Brixton

Join us for an exclusive special screening of romantic-comedy Man Up ahead of its UK release on May 29 where we’ll chat with it’s star, American multi-hyphenate Lake Bell and Brit screenwriter Tess Morris about making the film and why the British rom-com is on the move.

Disenchanted singleton Nancy (Lake Bell) is accidentally mistaken for the blind date that good-natured if repressed divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) has arranged to meet at Waterloo Station. Cue a highly entertaining comedy of errors that might deter the pair from accepting their romantic destiny.

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The Goob preview plus Q&A with director Guy Myhill
Tuesday 12 May, 6.30; Hackney Picturehouse

Ahead of the release of The Goob on the 25th May, a special preview screening is being held along with a Q&A after the film with director Guy Myhill.

Beautifully filmed in the Norfolk fens, this slyly humorous, thought-provoking drama finds the titular Goob (charismatic newcomer Liam Walpole) undergoing an abrupt coming of age as he confronts Womack (Sean Harris), the bullying gangmaster who’s also his mother’s unfaithful lover.

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Lambert and Stamp preview screening plus Who’s Who at Hackney Attic
Wednesday 13 May, 7.00; Hackney Picturehouse

A special preview screening of Lambert and Stamp by director James D. Cooper that charts this remarkable relationship and how the duo ended up mentoring and managing the band that would become The Who.

This hugely entertaining socio-musical documentary tells the story of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, managers of The Who in the early ’60s. Despite their having zero management experience, their tenacity and talent proved crucial to the rise of one of the greatest rock acts of all time.

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Tribute band Who’s Who will be performing following the screening of the film at Hackney Attic. Book tickets.


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