The French Connection is William Friedkin’s gritty, Oscar®-winning police drama where two tough New York City cops try to intercept a huge heroin shipment coming from France. Police partners Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) put a candy store under surveillance based on a hunch that something fishy was going on. Eventually it turns out that the proprietors are involved in one of the biggest narcotics smuggling rings on either side of the Atlantic, and the cops go to work. Popeye Doyle is a short-tempered alcoholic bigot, but he is nevertheless a hard-working and dedicated police officer. Doyle’s nemesis is Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), a suave and urbane gentleman who is a criminal, and one of the largest suppliers of pure heroin to North America. As money troubles begin for the hoods they decide to kill Popeye and Buddy to give them enough room to bring in the heroin.
Doors open 7.30pm
£5 on the door or click the button below to book in advance
Kids Saturday matinee – 7th November 2015 – 11am
FEAST Films in association with The Portico Gallery presents….
Shaun the Sheep (U)
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.
Main Feature is 11 am (85mins)
£5 for adults £2 for kids
Hot & cold drinks and snacks.
Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
FEAST Film Nights in association with The Portico Gallery presents….
Jodorowsky’s Dune – Sat 12th September, 7.30pm.
The tale of one-of-a-kind director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious but doomed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert’s sprawling, sci-fi novel, Dune, for the big screen.
Almost a decade before David Lynch’s love it or hate it adaptation hit the cinemas, Jodorowsky led a band of “spiritual warriors”, including HR Giger (Alien) and Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, on a mission to create his magnum opus; a prodigious 14-hour feature starring Mick Jagger, Orson Welles, Pink Floyd, and Salvador Dali.Having mythic status among sci-fi fans and film makers alike, Jodorowsky’s unfinished masterpiece influenced the making of some of the genre’s greatest movies including Alien, Star Wars, and The Terminator.
The night will feature a post-screening DJ set from Strictly Kev (aka DJ Food, Solid Steel/Ninja Tune).
Together with Jonathan More and Matt Black from Coldcut, and Patrick Carpenter (who would later grace the turntables for The Cinematic Orchestra), Strictly Kev released a slew of sample-heavy, breakbeat-laden nuggets under the guise of DJ Food. Throughout the 1990s DJ Food’s Jazz Brakes series laced the turntables of any self-respecting hip-hop DJ in the UK.
Two decades on Strictly Kev is running the kitchen alone, DJing to sold out crowds and entertaining clubbers globally with eclectic and artistically crafted DJ sets of hip hop, funk, jazz and vinyl obscurities.
Sci-fi fanatic, vinyl connoisseur, and a true fan of the genius of Alejandro Jodorowsky, there is no one better than Strictly Kev to provide the soundtrack to your post-movie musings.
Strictly Kev’s DJ set will be accompanied by cosmic geometric explorations and animations by Ambigraph.
7.30pm Doors open
8pm Film screening
9.30pm DJ Strictly Kev
Licensed bar & snacks
Contact details for The Portico Gallery are: email@example.com and 0208 761 7612.
The Portico Gallery Bazaar – 10am to 4pm, Sunday 7th June
The theme for this month’s bazaar is DANCE….
There’ll be performances and demonstrations of various aspects of this fascinating art form including: Flamenco, Latin Folk Dance, Free Dance and more besides.
The main area in the Gallery, the downstairs large hall, will be used for the dance demonstrations. So the space available for stalls is limited to the entrance and the Gallery shop – approx. ten stalls, so first come, first served….so BOOK YOUR STALL NOW!!
Stalls cost £40 for the day. You can set up from 8 o’clock in the morning of the day.
As usual the bazaar will be held on the day of West Norwood Feast – the event that attracts thousands of visitors all of which can come to The Portico Gallery. So there’s plenty of opportunity to display and sell your wares. This Bazaar has the added bonus of an extra-special Dance theme and so is going to be particularly popular. Don’t miss this chance……
If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page. Otherwise call us on 0208 761 7612, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic, deception and kidnapping as a mysterious pulp-fiction hero, Judex, confronts a crooked banker.
Judex (1963) is a French-language crime film remake of the 1916 French film serial of the same name concerning the adventures of pulp hero Judex. Directed by French filmmaker Georges Franju, the film stars Channing Pollock as Judex/Vallieres, Adith Scob as Jacqueline, Francine Berg as Diana and Michel Vitold as Favraux.
Run time 93 minutes 23 seconds
Producer Georges Franju
Saturday 30th May
08.00 Doors open
Music from Michael Johnson & a few surprises…
10.15 Djs Michael Johnson and Pete W
Tickets £5 on the door
Bar and snacks available
This Bank Holiday Monday FEAST Film matinee presents “Bugsy Malone” Cert. U
The classic gangster musical from 1976. Prohibition retold with child actors and splurge. A young Jodie Foster stars.
Monday 4th May – doors open 1.30pm
Film screening at 2.00pm
Tickets £5, £2 for kids floor seats
Licensed bar and snacks available
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On the First Sunday of each month, West Norwood is the venue for the hugely successful West Norwood Feast. Here at The Portico Gallery we hold an Arts and Crafts Bazaar between 10am and 4pm showcasing a vast array of local talent. The event will showcase the variety of organisations, individuals and suppliers of West Norwood. Everything from high end chocolate to the most up-to-date urban fashions. Many of the local South London artists also have pitches so if you are looking for a reasonably priced piece of art this is the place to come to. There is always a bargain to be had.
If you would like to have a pitch, which range in size, please contact us via our contact page.
The Portico Gallery will be hosting the next FEAST Film Night “I’ll Show You Mine…” on Saturday 25th April
FEAST Film Nights opens its screen to submissions from the public of their favourite online video clips based on a theme – this month the theme is music!
Whether it’s a music video, live performance, excerpt of a documentary or something music related – as long as its under five minutes your submission stands a chance of being screened at The Portico Gallery on Saturday the 25th of April.
The videos will be shown in three twenty minute groups with intermissions and guest DJs filling the gaps – a true South London audio visual melting pot!
To submit your video follow this link:
Saturday 25th April
Film screenings start 8.00pm
Tickets £5 on the door
Bar and snacks available