East End Discovery

The best films from the most important new voices in cinema, still seeking a distributor

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Still from the new British film The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus + Unpacking British Cinema

A cantankerous theatre critic travels to a stately home to solve a series of unexplained miracles, in John Jencks’ riotously fun adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel. ...
15 Jun
06:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Whose Streets?

The reality of the protests in Ferguson is captured with startling immediacy in Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan’s Whose Streets? An extraordinary portrait of civic anger and organised activism ...
15 Jun
06:30 PM
Rio
107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB, UK

Arifa

A young British-Pakistani woman negotiates the challenges (and men) in her life, in a refreshing, contemporary British drama. ...
15 Jun
09:00 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Austerity Fight

An underfunded NHS. Student debt. Poverty. Zero-hours contracts. With social provision going out the window, Austerity Fight, meets those arguing for a different kind of Britain ...
16 Jun
06:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Chubby Funny

Oscar is funny. But, you know, ‘chubby funny’. So begins one long, dark night of the soul for one seriously self absorbed actor ...
16 Jun
06:30 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

The Show

A famous soap actress decides to tread the boards in search of artistic fulfilment, only to suffer an awful personal tragedy. But the show must go on. ...
16 Jun
06:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Gholam

A rare cinematic delve into Britain's Iranian diaspora, Gholam is the nail-biting story of an enigmatic taxi driver whose reticence is shattered by a late night fare. A prescient thriller for modern London. ...
16 Jun
06:30 PM
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE, UK

The Workers Cup

Adam Sobel’s powerful debut takes a candid look inside Qatar’s labour camps, where the World Cup is being built on the backs of over a million migrant workers ...
16 Jun
08:45 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Forgotten Man

A homeless actor falls in love with an American heiress in this humane, naturalistic London drama. ...
16 Jun
09:00 PM
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE, UK

Sink

A deeply prescient film in these politically charged times, Sink surfs it’s kitchen sink realism with style and marks an important debut by writer/director Mark Gillis ...
16 Jun
09:00 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Whose Streets?

The reality of the protests in Ferguson is captured with startling immediacy in Whose Streets? An extraordinary portrait of civic anger and organised activism ...
16 Jun
09:00 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

New Queer Visions: Two’s Company

Bystander, witness, enabler - or just in the right place at the wrong time? Queer eyes venture beyond the sidelines to set things straight in these eclectic stories from around the world ...
17 Jun
01:15 PM
Rio
107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB, UK

S|T|R|A|Y|S

“A living graphic novel about life”, S|T|R|A|Y|S is a visually revolutionary drama following the lives of a group of friends weathering the economic downturn at the local pub. ...
17 Jun
03:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Papagajka

A mysterious stranger takes over a man’s life in this chilling existential thriller from Bela Tarr protégé Emma Rozanski. ...
17 Jun
03:45 PM
Rio
107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB, UK

Ghost Hunting

The deserving winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s documentary prize, Ghost Hunting sees ex-detainees of Israel’s infamous Al-Moskobiya interrogation centre recreate their experiences, and take on the roles of both captive and captor ...
17 Jun
03:45 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

Follow the Money

Three Hackney-based filmmakers follow a $10 bill across the USA, with unexpected, wonderful and often moving results. ...
17 Jun
04:00 PM
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE, UK

Ghoul, The

A detective goes undercover as a psychiatrist’s patient, only to find himself, and reality, unravelling. ...
17 Jun
04:00 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Provenance

A classical musician, played by Christian McKay, flees to Provence to start a new life with his young lover, only for a mysterious stranger to threaten his new found happiness. ...
17 Jun
06:10 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Decisions, Decisions

Choose or lose. In this incredible shorts line up, experience films that reflect the decisions in life that we all must make. ...
17 Jun
06:15 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Sodom

A man handcuffed to a lamppost during his stag-do has an impromptu encounter with another man, in this story of intimate self-discovery ...
17 Jun
06:20 PM
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE, UK

Random Acts Reloaded + Party

Discover the best of vintage and retro Random Acts from Channel 4, followed by a Short Filmmakers Party at Curzon Aldgate ...
17 Jun
06:30 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

In Extremis

A city banker returns to his countryside home, only to be greeted by a dark storm on the horizon, and a malevolent force that seems to threaten his wife and daughter. ...
17 Jun
08:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

UEL Showcase: Future Shots 2

A celebration of some of the most talented young filmmakers to emerge from the University of East London's BA Film, BA Animation and Illustration and MA Filmmaking programmes. ...
17 Jun
08:30 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

DRIB

A Norwegian performance artist tricks a drinks brand into hiring him for a gonzo marketing campaign. A true story retold in lurid, nihilistic detail, DRIB the capitalist takedown of the decade ...
17 Jun
08:40 PM
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St, London E8 1HE, UK

Memento

The remembrance of things past—or sometimes, the forgetting of them—is at the core of this touching selection of films ...
17 Jun
08:45 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Waking David

A young American woman arrives in London to reconnect with her father's family, only to be met with secrets, resistance and lies in this powerful drama owing a debt to Mike Leigh. ...
18 Jun
03:00 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Gholam

A rare cinematic delve into Britain's Iranian diaspora, Gholam is the nail-biting story of an enigmatic taxi driver whose reticence is shattered by a late night fare. A prescient thriller for modern London. ...
18 Jun
03:30 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

Across the River

What would you do if you ran into an old flame? That’s the question posed by Warren Malone’s charming, meditative and moving soiree through London ...
18 Jun
05:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

Besides These Walls

A lonely, regretful alcoholic experiences a long, dark night of the soul in Jules Bishop’s engrossing and risk taking film. ...
18 Jun
05:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Oscar-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague) returns with a riveting new documentary about legendary trans icon and gay liberation activist, Marsha P. Johnson ...
18 Jun
06:00 PM
Curzon Aldgate
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS, UK

8:30

A group of door to door salesmen find themselves stuck in an infinite loop in this brilliantly Lynchian, witty tale of suburbia, reality and Google Street View. ...
18 Jun
07:30 PM
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
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