Experience unforgettable cinema in South Norwood’s beautiful Grade II listed Stanley Halls. On the first Wednesday of every month, Stanley’s Film Club screens an eclectic variety of film genres including cult classics, new releases, documentaries, animation and shorts, often with a nod towards local heritage.
What would you do if every stranger posed a threat to your very existence? Stephen Fingleton’s BAFTA-nominated directorial debut TheSurvivalist (2015; cert. 18) is a gripping thriller set in a bleak but beautiful post-apocalyptic world. In a time of starvation where the only option is kill or be killed, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in a forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds himself torn between suspicion and temptation.
With its unsettling raw soundtrack, stunning visuals and exceptional performances, this is a masterpiece by a true emerging talent. Followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Fingleton.
This event will be hosted in partnership with Wild In The City!, a local enterprise supporting wellbeing through connection to nature in London's green and wild spaces through bushcraft and a variety of nature awareness courses. Find out more: wildinthecity.org.uk
“Masterful… will shake you for days.” ***** Time Out New York “Riveting… ‘Mad Max’ in the countryside.” Indiewire