PORTOBELLO MAGIC FILM FESTIVAL 2007
Highlights
(1– 21 August)

Entry is FREE to all events.

Festival venues - map

art programme 2007


1 WEDNESDAY


wed 1 august/Westbourne Church
7-9pm
Looking For Tomorrow
Premiere of Award Winning Director Barney Platts-Mills’ new Moroccan romantic comedy Looking For Tomorrow.



2 THURSDAY


Thu 2 Aug/ Westbourne Studios
6-11pm
Grand Opening Ceremony

Glastonbury's Year Off
Official Launch Party at Westbourne Studios open to all featuring top magicians Richard McDougall and Paul Kieve (who does the magic for the Harry Potter films) and a special screening at 8 of Julien Temple’s Joe Strummer biography The Future Is Unwritten.

Thu 2 aug/Inn On The Green
6-11pm
Films Outside 6-8pm
Video Cafe 8-11pm (video cafe menu - choose a film)
Ken Campbell appears with an exclusive preview of his Edinburgh solo show.



3 FRIDAY


fri 3 aug/Westbourne Studios
6-11pm
Spanish Films

fri 3 August/Inn On the Green:
6-11pm
Films Outside
Video Cafe 8-11pm (video cafe menu - choose a film)



4 SATURDAY



Sat 4 Aug/Westbourne Studios
2-11pm
Video Cafe
including the World Premiere of Intervention featuring Ian Hart and Andy McDowall.


sat 4 aug/Inn On The Green
4pm-1am
Roughler night
Whatever Happened To Mr Saucy? Roughler TV All-Dayer
An all day event of film, music and reminiscence that will transport in time but not place. Starting with film, moving on to debate; 'What's So Great About Portobello Rd? and ending in an orgy of music and self-indulgence. With specially commissioned contributions from Jake Arnott, Don Letts, Pete Docherty, Peter Richardson and Keith Allen curated by legendary Roughler editor Ray Jones.



5 SUNDAY



Sun 5 Aug/Westbourne Studios
12noon-11pm Early start!
Documentary Day
features Molly Parkin and John Maybury recalling Boozing With Bacon plus a screening of John Maybury’s Love Is The Devil featuring Daniel Craig and Derek Jacobi.


Sun 5/Inn On The Green
8-11pm
Cameron Pierre on guitar and Ray Carless on sax
from Courtney Pine's backing band. Expect very special guests. The very best in contemporary funky urban local jazz.




6 MONDAY


mon 6 August/Westbourne Studios
6-11pm
Film London: Art Film/talk
Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN)
The London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) is an open submission awards scheme for artists' living and working in the London region. Awards up to a maximum of £20,000 are available to artists' working in the context of contemporary fine art moving image practice for the production of new work.
Rose Cupit, Manager FLAMIN, will discuss the LAFVA scheme and other opportunities for funding for artist film-makers, and will screen some films supported by the scheme, including recent work by Andrew Kötting, Esther Johnson, Roz Mortimer and Tim Shore .

8–11pm
Aladin "The World's Greatest Magicians: Part1"
Curator, ringmaster and magical interventions: aladin.


Mon 6 august/Inn On The Green
6-11pm
Documentary



7 TUESDAY


Tue 7 August/Westbourne Studios
6-11pm
Aladin "The World's Greatest Magicians: Part 2"
Curator, ringmaster and magical interventions: aladin.
Indian magician Aladin presents two evenings of the World Greatest Magicians including contributions from Marcus Tomlinson, Rice N Peas and the UK premiere of controversial Indian Film Parzania


tue 7 august/inn on the green
6–11pm
Alchemy/Anachron Film Night
hosted by Hank from Alchemy
Anachron cordially welcomes you to an evening of cult orientated, weird and wonderful film celebrating the work of cult director Richard Stanley, who will hopefully appear, featuring his rare early shorts and largely locally inspired feature Hardware.


tue 7 august/Westbourne Grove Church
6.30pm
Ideas in Motion
Martin Robertson brings his International Ecology Film Festival – Ideas In Motion – over from Canada.



8 WEDNESDAY


wed 8 August/ Westbourne Studios
6-11pm

7pm
Nicki Kentish Barnes,
Woody Allen’s producer in UK, talks about working with the great man and screens the first UK showing of Allen’s UK comedy Scoop.

9.15–11.15pm
FourDocs presents... Take your Short and Shove it
An hour (ish) of screening from FourDocs and then an hour (ish) panel discussion and heated debate on the future of short docs, especially via the internet. The participants will be Charlie Phillips (FourDocs), plus representatives from Shooting People, BBC Film Network, MySpace and Current TV.


Wed 8 august/Inn on the Green
6–11pm
Horror & Extreme Cinema


wed 8 august/Westbourne Grove Church
6.30pm
Ideas in Motion
Martin Robertson brings his International Ecology Film Festival – Ideas In Motion – over from Canada.



9 THURSDAY


Thu 9 August/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Poetry, Dance, & Film-making

7-8pm
NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL MASTERCLASS
Writer/director Greg Hall


Thu 9 august/Inn on the green
6–11pm
Films Outside 6–8pm
Video Cafe 8–11pm (video cafe menu - choose a film)


thu 9 august/Pelican Pub
6–11pm
Drama



10 FRIDAY


fri 10 august/INN ON THE GREEN
6–11pm
Films Outside 6–8pm
Video Cafe 8–11pm (video cafe menu - choose a film)


fri 10 august/Pelican Pub
6–11pm
Spanish Films



11 SATURDAY


sat 11 August/Pelican Pub
2–11pm
Drama / Comedy / Animation



12 SUNDAY


sun 12 Aug/INN ON THE GREEN
8–11pm
Punky Reggae Party: DJ Lepke DBC
JC The Members – a set from London’s first reggae station and The Members
Punky Reggae Party: A live set from Europe’s first reggae station DBC and eighties Punk band The Members (Sunday 12th August IOTG) – need to get DBC image from google images


sun 12 august/ Pelican Pub
2–11pm
Programme



13 MONDAY


mon 13 August/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Filmmakers Against War: Films & Discussions

Another lively evening of film and discussion from FAW. This years line-up includes a film by Spearhead’s Michael Franti plus a music doc about a group of Palestinian rappers. Get there early for a seat!



Mon 13 August/Inn On The Green
6–11pm
Art Night



14 TUESDAY


tue 14 Aug/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Drama

7-8pm
Halloween Film Fest
A top hit at the 4th Halloween Short Film Festival 2007, the VX Auteur Theory programme is a platform for new directors with strong visions and a personal hands-on approach to filmmaking.


tue 14 august/Inn On The Green
6–11pm
Programme



15 WEDNESDAY


wed 15 Aug/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Art Night

8-9pm
Michael Horovitz
Michael Horovitz will read, sing and perform jazz poems, sound-poems, songs and chants from various New Departures anthologies and his books 'Wordsounds & Sightlines' and 'Midsummer Morning Jog Log', and also from his latest and most political book, 'A New Waste Land: Timeship Earth at Nillennium'.
He will also play some music, and be open to Q & A, and haggling.


wed 15 August/Inn On The Green
6–11pm
USA Independents Day



16 THURSDAY


Thu 16 Aug/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Drama/ American/Canadian


thu 16 August/Inn On The Green

8pm
Comedy from Ted Chippington, Earl Okin and friends
Ted Chippington recently featured on The Culture Show as the comedians comedian of choice. The word genius is rarely heard in connection with living comics but Stewart Lee, R. Gervais, and Mark E Smith from The Fall queued up to call Ted "a genius". Come along tonite at 9 to see "the funniest man on earth".


thu 16 august/Pelican Pub
6–11pm
Drama



17 FRIDAY


fri 17 Aug/Westbourne Studios
6–11pm
Animation


fri 17 august/Inn On The Green
8–11pm
Courttia Newland & Co.
The Sarungano Sessions...


fri 17 august/Pelican Pub
6–11pm
Comedy



18 SATURDAY


sat 18 August/Westbourne Studios
2–11pm
Johnny Oddball:
24 Hour Film Challenge

cinema 12–1pm discussion for filmmakers
Music Films


Sat 18 August/Inn On The Green
2–11pm
Films Outside 2–8pm

Richard McDougall:
Magic Circle live performance
8–11pm



19 SUNDAY


sun 19 August/Westbourne Studios
2–11pm
Grand Closing Ceremony



 

 






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