London 2012 Festival Films (cert tbc)
25 June 2012
The premiere of four brilliant short films celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by some of the UK’s finest directors.Witness a unique cinematic event as the four films are screened together on Monday 25 June at 6.30, followed by exclusive Q&As with the filmmakers live via satellite from Hackney Picturehouse, London.
Dir: Asif Kapadia
Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images with the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from winning the bid in 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.
A Running Jump
Dir: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh’s hilarious comedy is about all kinds of sport, as well as twins, taxis and dodgy second-hand cars.
Dir: Lynne Ramsay
A poetic journey following a lone swimmer through Britain’s waterways and coastline, with a soundtrack of British music ranging from Delius to The La’s.
Dir: Max & Dania
A celebration of urban youth culture, What If uses Rudyard Kipling’s poem If to tell the story of Joe, who learns some key lessons about life from a guardian angel.