What's better, the film or the book? That's a question we hear a lot. More typical nowadays might be the question 'what's better, the film or the tv series?' or even 'the film or the arcade game.'
We are shaking off the jet lag and going through pages of notes after an inspiring time at this year's South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Each spring the festival attracts the best minds from across disciplines for a ten day bonanza fusing film, music and interactive.
THE PICTURES is the first in our new series of film events. Every few months we will screen a film we love in a fantastic venue, and invite down people to share a great time with. For the inaugural event we showed a preview of Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom at the former HQ...
You are invited to THE PICTURES, our new quarterly event for friends where we combine our favourite films with remarkable venues. The first event will take place on Friday 14th March at The Rolling Stones' old headquarters at Cato Music in Wandsworth, where we will be showing a free preview of Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom .
Imagine you could programme your local cinema. What film would you see? Launching in Spring 2014, ourscreen is an innovative new platform that allows you to create film screenings for your friends, or anyone who wants to come. This is #PeoplePoweredCinema.
For the second year running we were involved in the wonderful Make Hackney Sparkle, which spreads warmth across the borough over the festive period. Hackney Council teamed up with local businesses for a series of events and initiatives throughout December, all with the aim of attracting people to the area over the busy Christmas period....
Working once again with MGM HD, we produced a season of horror classics to celebrate the tremendous depth of the channel's catalogue this Halloween. Having the world's largest HD movie library at their disposal, MGM programmed a series to bring top-quality horror films into UK homes.
E4 Slackers Club kicked off 2014 in suitably rowdy fashion with romantic comedy That Awkward Moment. It proved a popular choice with students, who packed out screens at Picturehouse cinemas across the country for the exclusive FREE preview. The combined marketing clout of E4 and Picturehouse complimented an effective social media campaign to generate positive...
With the release of their fiftieth issue at the end of 2013, Little White Lies marked the occasion with a commemorative edition of the magazine, and a series of special events in November and December. LWLies conceived a special issue awash with the innovation that sets the magazine apart.
Having been active in the film world since 1998, Jameson Irish Whiskey is now partnering up with Picturehouse Cinemas. Both are dedicated to the promotion of cult and independent cinema, making these two companies an ideal match. The partnership, which makes Picturehouse the official cinema of the Jameson Cult Film Club, will give Picturehouse members...
Little White Lies have teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey to present free preview screenings of the best upcoming releases. Celebrating exciting cult and independent titles. The screenings create debate around an upcoming release with the help of the Little White Lies staff who are on hand to provide context and critique.
As a thank you to the loyal E4 Slackers Club members, this December students were presented with a choice of the film they wanted to watch. Every slacker was given a free ticket to a film of their choosing from the Picturehouse selection of classic Christmas movies.
November saw E4 Slackers Club return to student-scaring ways with British chiller In Fear. Students amassed for FREE preview screenings at Picturehouse Cinemas across the country. As a special added bonus, slackers in attendance at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton were treated to a live Q&A with director Jeremy Lovering and producer Nira Park.
Front Row Reviews
A car park, the stony banks of a lake, and the woodland area that connects the two - these are the sole locations in which Stranger By The Lake takes place. Alain Guiraudie directs this quiet erotic thriller with a deadpan tone and an edge of surreal humour, and the results are well deserving of the plaudits received in Cannes.
The depiction of an urban environment as a hellish pit of amoral, dog-eat-dog savagery is one well worn by filmmakers of every era. Metro Manila, made by British director Sean Ellis (Cashback, The Broken) working in a language he doesn't understand, is a crime thriller very much in this vein.