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  • 03/20/14--03:39: They Live
  • They Live is the campiest and most convincing critique of runaway future capitalism you’ll giggle your way through. Former pro wrestler Roddy Piper plays John Nada, a tough construction worker in the near future who discovers, with the help of a variant of 3-D glasses, that the invading aliens and the human elite capitalists are […]

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  • 03/20/14--03:40: Greece: The End of Austerity
  • Discussable documentaries do not have to be ripped from the headlines, but director Theopi Skarlato’s valiant attempt to chronicle the twenty-two day “miracle” campaign of the Syriza party’s victory that propelled Alexis Tsipras into the leadership as prime minister is so current that, as I type this, my iPhone news-feed is abuzz with the latest […]

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  • 03/20/14--03:41: The Divide
  • A true globalization film, this time, however, mostly from the bottom up, as director Katherine Round follows seven individuals, all of whom face the great “divide” – between those who are poor or are the working poor or the struggling middle class on one side and the plutocrats and one might add their governmental apologists […]

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  • 03/20/14--03:41: Compliance
  • Compliance dramatizes an event that will join the infamous Zimbardo and Milgrim experiments that indicated the tendency for people to obey orders even when they — it seems — must know they are immoral. But the film’s events really happened at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kentucky when a worker was accused of stealing and was […]

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  • 03/20/14--03:42: MONSIEUR VERDOUX
  • In this brilliant black comedy we see Charlie Chaplin as we’ve rarely seen him before. Chaplin plays Henri Verdoux, a loyal bank teller who is laid off after thirty years of exemplary service. To continue to support his beloved wife and child, he turns to crime. He marries and murders a series of wealthy widows. […]

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  • 03/20/14--03:43: TRASH DANCE
  • Trash Dance is a film that finds beauty and grace in a completely unexpected place – garbage trucks and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. American filmmaker, Andrew Garrison follows choreographer Allison Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince […]

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  • 03/20/14--04:14: STILL THE ENEMY WITHIN
  • Still The Enemy Within is a hotly anticipated union and crowd funded documentary due to be revealed later this year. In an exclusive London Labour Film Festival event, Producer Sinead Kirwan will discuss plans for the film and present some excerpts from the film, which goes to the heart of the Labour movement. In a […]

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  • 03/20/14--04:15: LE CAPITAL
  • The financial thriller, Le Capital by the Greek-French film director Costa Gavras takes an unflinching look at the world of greed and high finance. It follows the story of an executive Marc Tourneuil (Gad Elmaleh) who becomes the CEO of a large bank, only to upset the bank’s board of directors when he begins to […]

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  • 03/20/14--04:17: Pride
  • And speaking of The Thatcher … director Matthew Warchus returns to the never-ending-wrong of her reign – the attack on the National Union of Mineworkers. The other great film on this subject, The Battle of Orgreave (2001) is a documentary re-enactment staged by Jeremy Deller and filmed by Mike Figgis, but Pride is a dramatization […]

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  • 03/20/14--04:19: BURN
  • Burn is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Burn follows the crew of Engine Company 50: one of the busiest firehouses in America. Located on Detroit’s blighted east side, E50 stands […]

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    This film charts the Ukranian rebellion in the bitter winter of 2013/2014 against corrupt President Viktor Yanukovyvh, who was elected on a false promise to bring the country into the European Union, and instead cut a deal with Russian’s Vladimir Putin. What initially starts out as a protest around EU membership turns into a violent […]

    The post Winter on Fire – Film review – Anna Burton appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 08/02/16--03:35: Mining Poems or Odes
  • Friday 23 September 17:15 Robert Fullerton is a force. Welder turned poet or poet turned welder? It doesn’t much matter in this evocation of his life and philosophy, and the forces that helped make him a mesmerising artist.

    The post Mining Poems or Odes appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 08/08/16--01:58: The Judgment
  • Film premiere Saturday 24 September 17:30 Q&A The number of migrants/refugees being smuggled across our borders are now daily news. But how do these people make it to Europe through often hostile and unforgiving terrain? Whilst refugees stories are told, we know less about the people who actually do the smuggling.

    The post The Judgment appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 08/17/16--13:46: Girlhood
  • Friday 23 September 20:30 A film to make you laugh, cry, and despair in equal measure, the latest masterpiece from Céline Sciamma (Tomboy) is one of the most powerful films in years on the subject of youth. Following Marieme, a young woman being denied educational opportunities by the French school system, she starts to embrace life

    The post Girlhood appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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    As I think back on the last four years of the Labour Film Festivals in London and now Liverpool (North West), I am struck by the big generalizations we often turn to while discussing the labour and related films on offer. Globalization has probably the term been around the longest, denoting the rapid export of […]

    The post Labour films on the world screen – Tom Zaniello appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 08/21/17--06:43: International Contest 2017
  • Our Labour Film Festivals celebrates national and international cinema with the twin objective of recognising and supporting new filmmakers and also improving knowledge, accessibility and understanding of social and labour issues amongst a wide and diverse audience.

    The post International Contest 2017 appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 09/20/17--09:25: MODERN SLAVERY
  • Our retrospective on the films of Nick Broomfield is carefully selected around the theme of Modern Slavery. With special guests, this promises to be an eye-opening insight into the lives of hidden workers; past and present.

    The post MODERN SLAVERY appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 09/20/17--09:26: AWARDS NIGHT
  • Join us for the awards ceremony where the winners of the contest will be announced. With special guests and a chance to preview the shortlisted films. This is not to be missed!

    The post AWARDS NIGHT appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 10/08/17--16:15: THE PRINCE CHARLES
  • We are delighted to be returning to the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square for our fifth anniversary. It is after all the home of cult cinema! Join us for Ghosts, Metropolis and the Awards Night.

    The post THE PRINCE CHARLES appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.


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  • 11/11/17--03:48: VOTE IN THE PUBLIC AWARDS
  • As part of our LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CONTEST, the public get to vote for their favorite SHORT (documentary and and fiction). They are all absolutely brilliant. The video with the largest number of ‘likes’ wins the public vote. It’s that simple. Go to our youtube page to watch the films and like your favorites […]

    The post VOTE IN THE PUBLIC AWARDS appeared first on London Labour Film Festival.