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We delight in bringing you ‘added value’ screenings, with the chance to see more, learn more, and discuss further. 

The Lexi is the perfect venue for intimate Q&As and panel discussions.   Our guests love the place, and they also appreciate that our audiences tend to know their stuff and ask intelligent, original and entertaining questions!   In addtion to our own on-site Q&As we regularly broadcast live-by-satellite Q&As and introductions.

Coming up, for your consideration:

In a world of flux and chaos, it is almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest and parkland plus three swimming ponds. People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable. Capturing the beauty of the English seasons, co-directors Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, sang,... More info

Known as the black Elvis and the first African American to produce 5 platinum albums in a row, Theodore 'Teddy' Pendergrass was slated to become the biggest R&B artist of all time when Fate intervened.

Teddy started out with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes back in the early '70s.  In short order his silky smooth, distinctive baritone voice and magnetic presence put his stamp on the group, who produced such hits as “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “... More info

We've scheduled a prompt repeat of this doc about the ground-breaking, world-encompassing achievements of the first female crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World race.  It was the dream of Tracy Edwards, only 24 years old, to skipper an all women crew.  She was derided by her male competitors, the chauvinistic yachting world placed bets on her failure, and sponsors shunned her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity.  As in all good fairy tales,... More info

Brimming with Afropop aesthetics and the dreamy intimacy of first love, Rafiki is a rallying indictment against Kenya’s homophobic laws. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, two very different girls must choose between their illegal love or the safety of conformity. Their irresistible attraction draws us into a queer, covert Romeo and Juliet romance. “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” the saying goes, but Kena and Ziki want more.

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Visionary author Margaret Atwood launches her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale at midnight on 9 September in bookshops, followed by a live broadcast interview from the Lyttleton stage at the National Theatre. The sequel, The Testaments, is set 15 years after the end of its predecessor, in a draconian Gilead which continues to enslave women for breeding purposes. The original has become a modern classic, reentering the Best Sellers List in 2017 ahead of Game of Thrones,... More info

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