Reminiscence Screenings Jan and Feb: DON’T LOOK NOW + BBFC Presentation, and THE L-SHAPED ROOM

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely festive season and a fabulous start to the new year. We are very excited to be welcoming the Education team from the  British Board of Film Classification (who have seen it all and lived to tell the tale!) to lead our first Reminiscence screenings of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the team that decide what we in the general public can watch and hear how public sensibilities have influenced certification decisions over the years- notably in the ’15’ certificate decision for eerie psychological thriller DON’T LOOK NOW. We are also very happy to welcome back our resident film expert Graham Rinaldi to lead February’s Reminiscence screenings of our audience choice (this time selected by a regular at Hackney Picturehouse) of Bryan Forbes’s kitchen-sink drama THE L-SHAPED ROOM. I look forward to seeing you at the cinema soon! Best wishes Elinor Celebrate the golden days of cinema at a Reminiscence screening near you!Reminiscence screenings are regular movie showings for anyone who enjoys a bit of cinematic nostalgia – film lovers young and old are treated to a slice of film history and a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. Classic film screenings take place once a month with an informal introduction and discussion afterwards with a film expert at a reduced ticket price for the over 60s. JANUARY DON’T LOOK NOWDir. Nicholas Roeg | UK 1973 | 110 min | Cert 15 Plus presentation and discussion with the  BBFC John and Laura Baxter are living in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters’ daughter who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued but John resists the idea.He however seems to have his own psychic flashes seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola.Nicolas Roeg’s thriller evoking an aura of menace throughout has a sexual honesty that is startling even today..Screenings will be introduced by the education team at the  British Board of Film Classification who will also host a presentation and informal discussion afterwards on how the certification of this film was a landmark decision in the BBFC’s history. Hackney PicturehouseThursday 9 January 1.00£2.50 for Silver Screen Members* Book Online or call 0871 902 5734Tickets are also available on the door FEBRUARY THE L-SHAPED ROOMDir. Bryan Forbes | UK 1962 | 126 min | Cert 15 Jane a young French woman pregnant and unmarried takes a room in a seedy London boarding house which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion but is unhappy with this solution. She falls into a relationship with Toby a struggling young writer who lives on the first floor. Eventually she comes to like her odd room and makes friends with all the strange people in the house. But she still faces two problems: what to do with her baby and what to do with Toby. This screening will be introduced by our resident film expert Graham Rinaldi who will also lead an informal discussion afterwards.  Hackney PicturehouseThursday 13 February 1.00£2.50 for Silver Screen Members* Book Online or call 0871 902 5734Tickets are also available on the door VENUE INFORMATION Hackney Picturehouse270 Mare Street E8 1HEBox Office and Information line 0871 902 5734 Silver Screen* Tuesdays and Thursdays before 5pm Reminiscence every second Thursday of the month at 1pm *Silver Screen is now a Members’ Club. Our Silver Screen shows offer a reduced ticket price to those over 60. Annual membership is free and you will need to be a member to benefit from the discounted ticket price and free tea filter coffee and biscuits at Silver Screen shows.  Find out more here.For enquiries about the Reminiscence programme and requests for films to be included please contact Elinor Walpole:t: 07967 047 401e: @PHEducation