Here it is, the document you’ve been waiting for all year, the full programme for the 19th Portobello Film Festival! As always, the Festival is a superb smorgasbord of all that’s best in independent film from London, the UK and the world. As well as comprehensive listing of all films, the programme includes a fascinating historical trip around Notting Hill from distinguished local chronicler Tom Vague, where he disentangles myth and reality.
3 Acklam Road, W10 5TY.
Once again, the main venue is the Pop-up Cinema just off Portobello Road, under the Westway. Come to the Pop-up for London films, UK films, documentaries and a host of other themed nights such as Love, Comedy, Thrillers, Horror and Music. You’ll also find a bar there offering some carefully calibrated boho ambience, plus booze and snacks.
130 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ.
Our new venue this year is the KPH pub on Ladbroke Grove, Vince Power’s latest venture which continues the life and heritage of a fine old pub. As well as the Launch Night on Thursday 28th August, 7pm (you’re invited), come to the KPH to see Rock and Roll films and for An Evening with Michael Horovitz, Notting Hill’s Prince of Poetry (Friday 12th September). The KPH also hosts the Video Cafe when you turn up and choose the films (Noon to 7pm Sunday 14th September).
242 Acklam Road, W10 5JJ
This is where you’ll come to get a flavour of what’s happening internationally in the world of independent film. Movies from Spain, France, Germany, the Ukraine, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium, Turkey, Romania, the USA and Italy all feature.
Powis Square, W11 2AY
Not to be missed – an evening of films from the Caribbean. This year we’ve teamed up with The Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase, aka La Muestra, another Caribbean film festival based in Cuba.
THE MUSE GALLERY
269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
Showing a selection of some of London’s fines contemporary urban artists, including Lucy Sparrow, Inkie, #CodeFC, Masai.
Films will be featured on the West London Film Network website, www.wlfn.org
Ken Macdonald at