As you may know, we regularly host film screenings by the local group Ciné-Real, run by filmmaker Liam Saint-Pierre and projectionist Ümit Mesut, who runs a terrific vintage film shop on Lower Clapton Road.

What makes these screenings special is that unlike the majority of our shows, which are digitally projected, these are shown on vintage 16mm prints, the medium-gauge format that’s higher quality than 8mm home movie film but more portable than the 35mm format that was used in most cinemas in the age of physical film. Don’t know what any of this means? Don’t worry!

The lads will be hosting several screenings of the fantastic bittersweet con artist caper Paper Moon this month. Before the screening on Sunday 30th Jan, Liam and Ümit will be hosting a special Introduction to 16mm session in which they’ll explain this fabulously tactile technology and why it makes for such a magical viewing experience. They’ll also give participants an opportunity to handle the film prints, lace up the projector and feel the thrill of this wonderful skill.

This is completely free to attend if you’re watching the film!
What you need to do:

  1. ** Book to see the film HERE. **
  2. Reserve your space for Introduction to 16mm HERE. (Please include your ticket reference for the film.)
  3. Turn up at 11am on Sunday 30th. We’ll even throw in a free coffee. :)

Note: Spaces for this session are limited to 15 participants, so book now!