Welcome to your neighbourhood film school, a new series of hosted screenings exploring film history and introducing current debates in cinema culture. Fill in the gaps in your film knowledge and join the conversation. London has one of the most exciting and diverse cinema scenes in the world, and we welcome the writers, critics, curators and cultural commentators of the capital to NW10. Everyone welcome!
Following Black Girl, here’s another powerful story about the effects of colonialism, this time set in Cameroon. French filmmaker Claire Denis’s debut follows a French family whose lives are thrown into disarray by the arrival of a mysterious African American drifter. Like all of Denis’s work, this is a beautiful, poetic film dealing with harsh subjects: racism, power and the loss of innocence.
Chocolat will be introduced by Sophie Monks Kaufman, Contributing Editor at Little White Lies magazine.
Need some weekend reading? The Friday before each screening we’ll email you film notes, suggested further reading and your free 30 days of Mubi.
£8 a ticket / £6 to Lexi members / £35 for all 7