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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:

When disgraced theatre critic and poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is fired from his job, he's summoned to his friends Lord and Lady Loganʼs (Matthew Modine & Fiona Shaw) country manor to investigate a series of extraordinary miracle healings. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what’s going on, even as he is also getting to the bottom of numerous bottles of his hosts' fine whisky. Before too long, Ted's profanity-laced investigations turn... More info

In 2012, the Ivy House pub in Peckham was sold to property developers but the locals triumphantly saved it by getting it listed as the first asset of community value in the UK, and then purchasing it themselves. The film tells the story through a portrait of intertwining voices which can be heard as a collection of individual testaments or as a folk-operatic arrangement.  It weaves dance, poetry and song through the multi-layered soundscape, but the Ivy House itself remains the central... More info

Twenty years on, Renton (Ewan McGregor) is living abroad, cleaned up and successful.  When he hits the wall with a mid-life crisis he returns home, to the manacle-forged friendships of his youth.  And they're waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).  Other old friends await, too:  sorrow, joy, vengeance; hatred, friendship, love; diamorphine, and self-destruction.  As with the original, it's hilarious, outrageous... More info

This programme of two films reflects the seminal influence of film critic/activist/feminist B. Ruby Rich, and Sophie Mayer and Maria Cabrera will introduce the event.  "Desire lives in such memories, alongside truths and pleasures and yearning," wrote Rich on the work of Sadie Benning, and Lucrecia Martel’s second feature shares the evocative terrain of queer girlhood, sounding out the revolutionary power of girls.  

The Holy Girl (La niña santa), directed by Lucrecia... More info

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