New Cross


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The Bechdel Test Film Club is a free film club on the last Wednesday of every month at the Amersham Arms, New Cross.

We show films that pass the Bechdel Test:
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man.

Connect with us on Facebook and join us at the Amersham Arms for our next monthly screening.


Logo for NXL Films film club in New Cross

NXL Films is a free film club in New Cross. We host free screenings at 7pm every Wednesday at New Cross Learning, a volunteer-run community library on New Cross Road.

Our programme is available to view on our members page, and our weekly newsletter will keep you up to date with all our upcoming screenings. You can also follow us on Twitter where we drop massive hints about what we’re screening each week.

We screen films we love and think deserve a bigger audience, as well as films you may not have had a chance to see on the big screen. For an idea You can see the films we’ve screened previously on our website.


New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2014 logoThe 2014 New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival was held from Friday 25th April to Sunday 4th May. The festival, now in its third year, was planned and run by local volunteers with FREE screenings at local venues and open to all.

The 2014 Festival featured ten days of FREE film events at venues across the area, including an outdoor, bike-powered screening of Grease in Telegraph Hill Upper Park. Other venues included a housing co-op, St Nicholas’ Church, Old Deptford Police Station and Deptford Market.

Some of the free films shown included Bend it Like Beckham, But I’m a Cheerleader, Project Wild Thing and Spirit of ’45 introduced by the director Ken Loach.

Full details of the 2014 programme can be found on the Free Film Festivals website.

Stay up to date by following us on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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logo for cinetopia film club south east london

Cinetopia have been holding film events since 2005 at various venues in SE London including The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village and the Lewisham Art House.

combine the magic of film with the warm conviviality of the pub quiz and add a touch of mystery. Each event includes a quiz, food and a bar. To add extra frisson the audience do not know what the film is until they turn up. In other words, always expect the unexpected.

Previously shown films include classics such as Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil and John Ford’s My Darling Clementine as well as contemporary arthouse gems by Jacques Audiard (Read My Lips) and Lukas Moodysson (Together).

You can also find us on Facebook.