Underground cinema in Brockley

What would have been really great is at the end of the film what the person had learned was: "You know what, 'there is nothing but fear, desperation and murder.'" Actually, the last thing that should have happened is that she goes back to America, she goes to Hollywood and Werner Herzog tells her that there is no God. The end.

The People's Picturehouse is an underground cinema movement, currently squatting somewhere in Brockley. They are planning a Werner Herzog double bill this Saturday, January 22nd, from 8pm.

They say:

The People's Picturehouse is proud to present: a Werner Herzog double bill.

This Saturday we will be showing Lessons of Darkness (52m) and Encounters at the End of the World (99m), by the very wonderful Werner Herzog.

Situated in a secret squatted location in Brockley, South London, the Picturehouse is run out of the old bar/ballroom area. Entrance is free and film fans should email uscsquatcrew@gmail.com for guestlist and address details.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Sumptuous snacks (pan fried breaded mushrooms, olive bowls & Eva's excellent home-made vegetarian pizza"

I'm really sorry but.... Where's the beef? That sounds like the menu you'd get at a protest against the Newbury bypass.

Mb said...

It's a film evening with food. Not visa versa.

The confused penguin in the artic film is a star. It reminds menof Lou, heading off into the wilderness despite the facts indicating that it will lead to a sticky end.

Swampy said...

Why does everything in Brockley have to be so... vegetarian

Brockley Nick said...

You want nature red in tooth and claw? Head to Meateasy just down the road. Or, for that matter, watch a Werner Herzog film.

Anonymous said...

'The old bar/ballroom area' - where's that then?

tyrwhitt michael said...

More to the point which "squat" in Brockley has a Ballroom?

Dog on a string said...

The Rivoli?

Matt-Z said...

Manor Avenue I reckon.

Anonymous said...

The former Working Men’s Club on Manor Avenue is a squat and has a ballroom.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? How did that scabby lot get in there?

tm said...

The Manor Club would be a candidate........yes

Bored and tired said...

The only candidate.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh of course.

Ed said...

I might broaden my horizons on Sat; I've not seen either of those Herzogs.

Che said...

Jeez there's some bores on here, someone's putting on a free film night, with two great films, and putting on cheap food too in a disused building and all you can do is sneer... well take your three wheeled pushchairs and bog off, this used to be an artistic fun neighbourhood before the twateratti moved in...

Ed said...

I have seen the second one afterall, you can all relax!

Ed said...

Often amazed at the divisiveness of those who appear to be liberal...

Voice of reason said...

The artisans ARE the twatterati!!!

slim said...

and all you can do is sneer...

Who, apart from you, is sneering, Che?

Danja said...

Anon 1, Swampy and the Anon with the scabby comment were all pretty sneery.

However, I suspect that they may well regard themselves as being the down to earth voice of authentic old school Brockley rather than newbie three-wheeled prammers.

Who was here first, I always get confused?

Brockley Nick said...

"Who was here first, I always get confused?"

Ha! Hit the nail on the head. Everyone claims to be the authentic soul of the area.

Danja said...

And even more importantly who ruined it the most? I must know who to blame.

Tarquin said...

It's the age old question of SE4. What came first, the free range chicken or the organic egg?

slim said...

oh them, fair cop - my eyes glazed over at the veggie meal moan. It's like mung bean, sooo last year.

Danja said...

It makes more sense to imagine a chicken despising an egg, rather than the other way around, so the chicken must have been first.

F.Castro said...

Hooray for Che!

tm said...

Moved into Tyrwhit Road in 1984 so bit of a blow-in really.

Still soon be 30 years in Brockley.

boringoldfartdedicatedtopissingoffthe youngsters said...

Welcome TM, Tyrwhitt needs some new faces. 27 years? Soon you'll be accepted as one of us.

Bored and tired said...

And you STILL don't know how to spell it, TM!
By the way, how IS it pronounced? I hear several versions of it, including turrrrwhitt, tyre-Witt and tirritt.

Brockley Nick said...

I used to go to school with a girl who had the last name Tyrwhitt and it was pronounced tirrit

Matt-Z said...

I imagine you suffered more bullying than her, what with having Brockley as a first name.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Tyre-wit, or perhaps Too-whit, as in too-whit, too-whoo

Anonymous said...

Some Tyrwhitt tired wit there.
No I enjoyed it really.

boringoldfartdedicatedtopissingoffthe youngsters said...

It's tirrit. I've done some work for the Tyrwhitt Drake Estate in Maidstone.

In the Time Out book of London Walks, local cartoonist Martin Rowson describes the locals referring to Tyrwhitt as 'Turdshitt' I think, I can't find it.

Anonymous said...

when's the next one? babysitting my nephew this weekend but otherwise i'd be there!

pg said...

Has anyone been emailed back with the location yet? I'm still waiting to hear!

boringoldfartdedicatedtopissingoffthe youngsters said...

Time Out 'London Walks, Vol 1',
"A Short Walk in SE London with Martin Rowson", '...Go down the hill
past the Francis Drake Bowling Green to exit the park opposite Tyrwhitt Road (known to the locals as Fuckwit Road).'

mintness said...

The automated lady on the bus goes for something like "teer-whit". Then again, that's no guarantee of accuracy ("jerr-ARD" Street?)

Brockley Nick said...

or indeed "Arkley"

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