Talking Films

Welcome to Sydenham Arts Film’s new venture- Talking Films! Every month, we’ll be creating a playlist of content to watch at home, including films, documentaries and series across a number of readily available streaming platforms (free and subscription). Watch at your leisure, and each month, we’ll meet up to discuss and debate the content we’ve watched.

Our Meetups will start online, with the hope that some day soon, we’ll be able to meet up in person!

We’ve got a bumper playlist to see you through December and January! The list includes some Oscar Favourites, and a whole mix of sci-fi, art, animation and drama. We’re not expecting you to get through the whole lot, but we’ll discuss the list at our next meeting in the new year!

JANUARY MEET UP DATE: THURSDAY 21 JANUARY, 7PM

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This month, we’re asking you to watch…

SERIES/MINI-SERIES

This month’s series are a real eclectic mix of critically acclaimed new series, including the much talked about The Crown‘s latest series  and The Expanse, also entering it’s 4th series, based on the novels of James S.A. Corey.

The Queen’s Gambit, another new series bursting onto the Netflix scene based on a Novel, sees a stunning lead performance by Anya Taylor-Joy. There’s a lot more to this drama series than a game of chess.

 

Here’s the full list of series we’re looking at this month…

 

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, NETFLIX

HIS DARK MATERIALS – BBC iPLAYER

THE UNDOING – SKY ATLANTIC

THE CROWN – NETFLIX

THE EXPANSE – AMAZON PRIME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARIES

GRAYSON’S ART CLUB: THE EXHIBITION- ALL 4

Grayson Perry returns to his Art Club format to present the culmination of a year of lockdown art by people from across the country. Art Club offers a unique insight into to power of art in these strange times, and the eclectic work of the exhibition’s participants, guest celebrities, and those completed by Grayson and Philippa Perry is a truly eclectic mix.

If you’ve got time, why not have a look at some of the episodes from the original series ?!

 

MUNCH FROM THE MUNCH MUSEUM AND NATIONAL GALLERY OF OSLO- SKY ARTS

Continuing on the theme of art in this month’s documentaries, go behind-the-scenes of the once-in-a-lifetime show from one of the world’s greatest artists, and learn more about the man and the life he lived.

 

 

 

FILMS

This month, we’ve focused on a couple of main themes, and our films are no exception.

Firstly Reality vs Fiction- with the raging debate around ‘fiction warnings’ for The Crown (in our series playlist), when watching some of these films you might want to think about the treatment of real life events, or how the real world inspires fictional stories.

Secondly, with the Oscars around the corner in such a bizarre world for the Film industry, some hot contenders are featured here, including Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and David Fincher’s Mank.

 

Here’s the our full list of suggested films…

DA 5 BLOODS- NETFLIX

MANGROVE (1st of the ‘Small Axe’ films)- BBC iPLAYER

MANK- NETFLIX

FANTASTIC MR FOX- AMAZON PRIME

WHIPLASH- AMAZON PRIME

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7- NETFLIX