10th - Visions of Africa Featuring The Great Dance
(James Hersov), supported by Survival International, about the Bushmen
of the Kalahari, and Bang Bang In Da Manor (Sean Mendez), documentary
about violence in the inner city.
11th - Night of Drama World Premier
of Number One Longing, Number Two Regret (Neil Wassell) with Jenny
Agutter, psychological corporate crime thriller, and Between Four
Walls (Mikkel Urup), unexpected revenge drama.
17th - Children of Abraham Films from
Israel and Arab countries including Barbeque People (David Ofek &
Joseph Modmony) about Iraqi immigrants in Israel at the time of the
first Intifada, and The Little Country With A Sandal (Giora Karib)
about an Israeli family in Eritrea.
18th - Food of Love An evening of Music
films, videos and documentaries including work from Ninja Tunes, Mute,
Jetstar, Rough Trade, and Wall of Sound world premiere of Two Cultures
Clash (Rick Elgood) filmed in Jamaica, with talk from the Director,
and The Barracudas Surfers Are Back (Geoff Mann & John Wheeler)
25th Anniversary reunion show.
19th - In The Hood Street life films
from urban filmmakers facing multicultural issues including crack,
teenage pregnancy and crime, including Staircases (Larbi Oumghar),
Choices (Wilf Macdonald) and The Plague (Greg Hall).
20th - Is it Art ? Includes a
selection from BowieArt David Bowie’s online gallery of new digital
artists, work from Stuart Pound and Derek Jarman (Andu Kimpton-Nye)
an affectionate biography of the late great maverick filmmaker.
21st - An Evening With Metrodome Includes films
and talk from Metrodome distributors of Donnie Darko and Monster plus
Harvey Krumpet Adam Ellot, winner of Animation Oscar 2004 and preview
of The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbat) with
Michael Moore and Naomi Klein.
22nd - Grand Closing Party A feast of
the best of all the films that make Portobello Film Festival unique
including world premiere of Northern Soul (Shane Meadows), Cuba
Libre (Juan Gerard) featuring Harvey Keital and Gael Garcia Bernal
about the revolution in Cuba 1958, a selection of short films from
this year’s Glastonbury Festival, Sixth Sense The Musical by The PinkyPoos
Experience, and a wonderful version Dziga Vertov’s seminal Man With
A Movie Camera with a new soundtrack by The Cinematic Orchestra.
14th - Cinema Circus Tent all
day. 4pm The Return Of The King (Peter Jackson): The Final
Part Of The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, and 8.30pm An Evening With
Mike Figgis, the great director talks and does Q&As and screens
his rare documentaries Vivienne Westwood, Flamenco Women and Frankfurt
15th - Meanwhile Gardens Skatebowl;
skatejam organised by Third Planet 12-6.30pm. Cinema Circus Tent:
Extreme Sports Movies all day. 6.30pm Stoked. 8.00pm Troy
(Wolfgang Peterson) Sword and sandal epic set in the dawn of time
featuring Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Eric Bana.
12th - Mixed bag of drama, documentaries,
music videos featuring Mr Right (Sharon Woodward) light
hearted comedy about finding the rightpartner and Beautiful People
(Tobias Tobbell) about male sex fantasies.
19th - An evening of mixed shorts featuring
Rough, Cut and Ready Dubbed by Hassan Shah and Dom Shaw with
Sham 69, Stifff Little Fingers and The Selecta and punks from the
late 70’s hanging around Rough Trade record shop.
Westway Sports Bar