Gate Picturehouse
87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ

Emotion and Economics - The History of the Gate Cinema, Notting Hill Gate

1-3 pm

A free film programme about the history of the Gate and British film from 1911 to the present day. Actors will be performing short sketches that provide context and tell a story of emotional creativity in the world of boom and bust capitalism.
This monster mash up of films includes silent shorts, extracts from the films of 1930s star Robert Donat, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Derek Jarman.
Includes 3 premieres, introduced by their directors: Adam Ritchie, Jonathan Barnett and Constantine Gras.

Adam captured the first performances of Pink Floyd and the Velvet Underground, but is best known locally for his activism in the late 1960s that got community spaces under the Westway flyover handed over and run by the community.

Jonathan is the director of the PFF and has a body of VHS shot films that capture important local events and personalities.

Constantine Gras is a multi-media artist based in North Kensington, working on community art projects and has exhibited films at the PFF since 2010.

The last 3 films in the programme made by these directors are about the (anti) psychiatric guru R.D. Laing, a New York high rise drama and a portrait of the garden in the shadow of Grenfell Tower.

Ends with a Q&A session with film makers and Lee Ellwood, manager of the Gate Cinema.
Running time: 1 hour 45 mins.

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