We’ve seen it all when it comes to weird film festival venues – from hot tubs to cemeteries, floating pop-ups balancing on swimming pools, in jail cells and made out of fridges, but next month we are being given the chance to experience cinema inside a psychiatric hospital, courtesy of Danny Boyle, who has curated this unique 10-day event.
This is the first time the grounds of St Clement’s Hospital will be open to the public since it was built in 1848. Since then, it has been a workhouse, a medical observation unit and a psychiatric unit. It closed in 2005 and became known as ‘the spookiest abandoned London hospital‘ around. But now it’s reopened for social events!
As well as the venue being oh so intriguing, the films programmed are fantastic! Definitely an event not to be missed – especially the Q&As and the ‘movie marathon’ on the 18th!
Shallow Grave (18) + Danny Boyle Q&A
The Long Good Friday (18) outdoor screening
Withnail & I (15) outdoor screening
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (18) outdoor
Slumdog Millionaire (15) outdoor screening + Bollywood dancing
Frankenstein National Theatre (15) + Danny Boyle Q&A
Attack the Block (15) outdoor screening
Rosemary’s Baby (18) OR Trance (15) outdoor screening
Trainspotting (18) + secret Danny Boyle film + Danny Boyle Q&A
London: The Modern Babylon (15) + Julien Temple Q&A
All-day movie marathon, including Great Expectations, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Prophet and an after party (with Danny dj-ing we’re guessing)
Tickets range from £5 – £25, and can be bought from HERE.