It was one of the most consistently inventive film venues of last summer: the Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, tucked under the Westway on Portobello Road, hosted parties, talks, discussions and loads of rare, unusual and interesting screenings. Well, they’re back, with a month (and probably more) of great movies. Highlights of the recently released July programme include a showing of Andrzej Wajda’s breathlessly beautiful post-war elegy ‘Ashes and Diamonds’ introduced by the great Alexei Sayle, a rare screening of 1971 West London oddity ‘Duffer’ presented by Little Joe magazine, and a showing of the incredible 1946 noir ‘Night and the City’, one of the truly great London movies. All this, plus loads of new movies, short film programmes, Q&A’s and a ‘pie and mash’ night. Gorblimey.
For info, see portobellopopup.com.