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 are online for now, with the hope that some day soon, we’ll be able to meet up in person!

Check out our August Meetup Playlist below!

NEXT MEET UP DATE:  Thu 5 August, 7PM

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Which way is up? As we all try to figure out what life will be like post-pandemic, Talking Films delves into all things Dystopia this month. You’ll also find a healthy dose of Anime amongst the mix this month, a theme we’ll be keeping up over the next few months!

SERIES

From the ever-familiar faces of Bender and Fry (Futurama) to some very new faces to our screens, there’s  a whopping 8 series to get stuck into this month.

American post-apocalyptic drama The 100 has been around since 2014, with the final series wrapping up in the middle of the pandemic last summer. There’s 7 series to work your way through!

Terrifying creatures, wicked surprises and dark comedy converge in Love, Death and Robots– a new take on the Anime Genre in delectable bite-size stories!

Here’s the full list:


THE 100- AMAZON PRIME (Seasons 1-5)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE- ALL4
BLACK MIRROR- NETFLIX
FUTURAMA- PRIME
RICK & MORTY- ALL4 (Seasons,1,2,5)
WOLF’S RAIN- AMAZON PRIME
SWEET TOOTH- NETFLIX
LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS- NETFLIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARIES

ALL WATCHED OVER BY MACHINES OF LOVE AND GRACE- BBC iPLAYER

A powerful 3-part documentary series by Adam Curtis, which explores our relationship and obsession with machines. The episodes, with more than a dose of dystopian undertone, are explored in 3 chapters, starting with Love and Power.

 

 

 

 

GRETA THUNBERG: A YEAR TO SAVE THE WORLD- ALL4

This young climate activist needs no introduction- and our second three-parter documentary follows Greta around the world as she aims to influence world leaders to speed up their agendas on halting the climate crisis.

 

 

 

SEASPIRACY- NETFLIX

This controversial and provocative documentary follows a film maker, passionate about ocean life, as he sets out to make a film exploring the human impact on the oceans. They couldn’t have predicted the alarming corruption and dangerous situations they would find themselves in…

 

 

FILMS

Our films include the iconic anime Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo’s 1988 film is set in a post-apocalyptic cyperpunk future (2019 in fact!), and is widely considered a masterpiece of the genre. It is attributed with bringing Anime into focus in the Western World, and influencing many writers and artists since.

Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys is another must-see, starring Bruce Willis (as James Cole), Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt. Cole is tasked with being sent back in time to find clues about the cause of a Man-Made virus which wiped out most of the human population. See our full selection of films below:

 

AKIRA- NETFLIX

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND- NETFLIX

MOON- AMAZON PRIME

TWELVE MONKEYS- BBC iPLAYER

LIGHT OF MY LIFE- AMAZON PRIME

HIGH RISE- AMAZON PRIME