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April 2017

Monthly evening lecture (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 13 April 2017, 8pm: THREE GREAT FAMILIES AND THEIR GARDENS: A HISTORY OF THE ASTORS, ROTHSCHILDS AND SACKVILLE-WESTS Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - non-members welcome, £7 at the door. See www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for full details.

Lecture: Great Gardens (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 13 April 2017, 8pm: Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - see www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for more details. Included in membership fee or £7 at the door. No booking required.

Family Easter Comedy Magic Show (The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE) - on 17 April 2017, 1-3 & 4-6: Two Magical Acts with an interval. Magic before your very eyes, Comedy & Audience Participation. Great Family Entertainment. Free Bunny Copters to all those attending. Book early as this event sold out last year. www.magicmindreadingandmayhem.co.uk

TBP – ‘The Earrings of Madame X’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 20 April 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘The Earrings of Madame X’ (1953) at 8pm on Thursday, 20 April 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. In late 19th century France, the Countess Louise, wife of a wealthy general, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts, and she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess and her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati. Director: Max Ophuls France 100 minutes Cert U We say: It would be easy to dismiss this film for its mannered cinematography, those long lingering shots of costumes and jewellery - but what costumes and what jewellery! It’s contrived, it’s a classic and it’s a film with a lot of heart. Just up our street. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390761 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

May 2017

Monthly evening lecture (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 11 May 2017, 8pm: A VIEW FROM THE PLINTH: A CRITICAL LOOK AT PUBLIC SCULPTURE Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - non-members welcome, £7 at the door. See www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for full details.

Lecture: Public Sculpture (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 11 May 2017, 8pm: Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - see www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for more details. Included in membership fee or £7 at the door. No booking required.

June 2017

Monthly evening lecture (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 08 June 2017, 8pm: VIRTUAL REALITIES: THE ART OF FRESCO Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - non-members welcome, £7 at the door. See www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for full details.

Lecture: The Art of Fresco (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 08 June 2017, 8pm: Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - see www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for more details. Included in membership fee or £7 at the door. No booking required.

The Bigger Picture – ‘About Elly’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 15 June 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘About Elly’ (2009) at 8pm on Thursday, 15 June 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travellers. Sepideh invites Elly to the seaside with some middle class families in order to introduce her to their divorced friend Ahmad. The next morning the two women go shopping in the town, leaving the children playing in the sea under Elly’s supervision. Sepideh’s daughter calls to some men playing volleyball to rescue one of the children from the water, and finds that Elly has disappeared. After the rescue they seek out Elly, questioning whether she has drowned or returned to Tehran. Director: Asghar Farhadi Iran 119 minutes Cert 12A We say: We have wanted to screen a film by the excellent Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, for a while but struggled to make a choice between them. In our opinion About Elly is a sensitive, beautiful and memorable film and certainly one of Farhadi’s best. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390763 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

July 2017

Lecture: Beauty of Old Maps (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 13 July 2017, 8pm: Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - see www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for more details. Included in membership fee or £7 at the door. No booking required.

Monthly evening lecture (Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, SE21 8QR) - on 13 July 2017, 8pm: THE ART AND BEAUTY OF OLD MAPS OF THE WORLD Dulwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture - non-members welcome, £7 at the door. See www.ddfas.org.uk/lectures for full details.

The Bigger Picture – ‘Chinatown’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 20 July 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Chinatown’ (1974) at 8pm on Thursday, 20 July 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. The story of a struggling private investigator getting a case that has more twists and turns than a mountain road is still one of the most crafted storylines ever concocted. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, John Hillerman all deliver superb performances. Robert Towne’s script, John A. Alonzo’s camerawork, and Polanski’s direction all make this a classic. Director: Roman Polanski USA 130 minutes Cert 15 We say: One of the greatest films of all time and one that critics argue looks better now than it did in 1974. Chinatown is a classic on all fronts: the acting, cinematography and atmosphere are all highly acclaimed and the script is held up by screenwriters the world over as one of the best ever constructed. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390764 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

August 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘A Little Chaos’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 17 August 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘A Little Chaos’ (2014) at 8pm on Thursday, 17 August 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Our tribute to the late Alan Rickman. Two talented landscape artists fall in love while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles in the year 1682. Passion is in their nature. Sabine De Barra (Kate Winslet), a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, fulfils her dreams in the gardens of France. Sabine is in the running for an assignment at the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). When he meets her, the King’s renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts) is disturbed by Sabine’s distinctive eye and forward-thinking nature, but he eventually chooses Sabine to build one of the main gardens at the Sun King’s new Palace of Versailles. Director: Alan Rickman UK 112 minutes Cert PG We say : A film that disappeared from our screens a little too quickly when first released and has been selected by Bella as our tribute to the late and much loved Alan Rickman (watch for his captivating close-ups where he communicates volumes while barely moving a muscle). Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390765 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

September 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘Lust, Caution’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 21 September 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Lust, Caution’ (2007) at 8pm on Thursday, 21 September 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. During the years before and during World War II, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, Old Wu recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in an attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mai, befriending Yee’s wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself, in order to try and entrap Yee. Director: Ang Lee China 157 minutes Cert PG We say: With its intimate performances, powerful emotional currents and deep, rich colour palette, it captures a moment in Chinese history and is arguably one of Ang Lee’s most sophisticated films. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390766 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

October 2017

TBP - ‘Les Demoiselles De Rochefort’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 19 October 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Les Demoiselles De Rochefort’ (1967) at 8pm on Thursday, 19 October 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. In this musical, Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon, who owns a music shop, left Paris one month ago to come back to the place where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close. They sing and dance in the streets, a euphoria intended by the director. Director: Jacques Demy France 125 minutes Cert U We say: Cited as one of the inspirations for La La Land with its primary coloured costumes and dancing in the streets, this musical is unapologetically feelgood. A summer confection as light and brightly coloured as tissue paper with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly and music by Michel Legrand. What’s not to love? Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390767 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

November 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘Il Posto’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 16 November 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Il Posto’ (1961) at 8pm on Thursday, 16 November 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Domenico and Antonietta are two suburban Italians searching for “a job for life“ from a big city corporation. After a bizarre screening process made up of written exams, physical agility exercises, and interview questions such as “Do you drink to forget your troubles?”, they get menial jobs. The film ends as Domenico ponders his fate from behind his tiny desk at the back of the small windowless room, listening to the sound of the mimeograph machine as it runs off carbon copies next to the manager’s desk. “A long-standing favourite with those who have been lucky enough to see it. Its innocent young hero from the Milan suburbs gets a job as a junior clerk in a big company in the city, and Olmi’s wonderfully observant and sensitive record of his experiences – and his shy romance with a sweet co-worker – charts the pointlessness and boredom of the world of modern corporate work with a fine, sympathetic balance of the grotesquely sad and the ruefully comic. It’s a brilliant, lovable piece of work. “ Philip Horne, Telegraph Director: Ermanno Olmi Italy 93 minutes Cert U We say: Nominated by Paul, our film expert, who feels that this film by the great Italian social realist Ermanno Olmi deserves to be better known. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390768 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

December 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘The Bandwagon’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 14 December 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘The Bandwagon’ (1953) at 8pm on Thursday, 14 December 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. However, things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot “artistic“ director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it’s a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony, and it’s hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn’t helping to ease the tension. But romance, a “let’s put on a show“ epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy! Director: Vincente Minnelli USA 112 minutes Cert U We say: Ever since we launched we have screened an upbeat, fast-talking, wise-cracking American classic for Christmas. This year we have opted for a classic ’50’s musical which should have you toe-tapping all the way down Lordship Lane. The perfect way to bring both the year and our season to a close. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390769 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484