Sands Films Featured Events – 22nd to 28th April

Rotherhithe | Events

WISE16 features selected events from Sands Films extensive programme of films, theatre and talks. Though most of them will be free, booking is required and donations welcome. For times and bookings tickets on Eventbrite, click here



Tuesday 23 April

Cinema Club | Boomerang| Elia Kazan | 1947 | 88 minutes | Free

Based on actual events that were described in an article “The Perfect Case,” by Anthony Abbot,  portrays a small-town murder, that of a beloved Protestant minister, Father Lambert, and the trial of the young drifter, John Waldron, who is arrested and accused of his murder. The film was shot in the “docudrama” style closely associated with Henry Hathaway (The House on 92nd Street, 1945. It’s an external version of events, with background music only at the opening and the close, and with primary elements—script, direction, acting, black-and-white cinematography, editing—all aiming at a restrained realism. The film wants to be believed.

The acting in this film is uniformly excellent: Dana Andrews as Harvey, Jane Wyatt as his canny wife, Arthur Kennedy as Waldron, Lee J. Cobb as the lead cop, Ed Begley as a corrupt bigwig in town, Cara Williams as an eyewitness against Waldron with an ax to grind, and so on. 

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets



Wednesday 24 April

Prospective Shareholders Day #3 | Free

Sands Films has some 500 small shareholders who, jointly, own the company and its assets. Together they protect the property from being an object of speculation and thereby guarantee the existance of the company. Their role and function is vital to Sands Films which is a very stable company, trading for over 40 years, but which doesn’t provide high yield.  

The company’s share capital is fixed and the company is not issuing new shares – but after 8 years, the pool of shareholders needs some renewing. New shareholders have therefore the opportunity to join in by purchasing shares from existing shareholders.

The visit of the studio will introduce potential new shareholders to the building and its directors. We will take you around the building at 6.00 pm and will be available to answer all your questions.

There will be the screening of Sands Films’ last production “The Good Soldier Schwejk” at 7.45 pm. The film is just under two hours long.

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets



Film screening: The Good Soldier Schwejk | Free

The Good Soldier Schwejk is a comedy. It is a political comedy.  Its subject is the utter criminal absurdity of war. It is a stage adaptation of Jaroslav Hasek’s unfinished masterpiece

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets



Friday 26 April

Documentary | Nature Of The Beast| Daniel Draper| 2017 | 106 minutes | Free

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST (2017)

by Daniel Draper

A feature-length documentary about socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner.

Raised alongside nine siblings within a mining village, Dennis has fought for the rights of the working class for over 50-years.

Uncompromising in his views and with a set of incorruptible principles, Dennis is respected and feared on both sides of the House of Commons. 

Nature of the Beast looks at what lies behind his passion and drive, and tracks his rise from a local councillor to today, where he is one of Britain’s most recognisable politicians – known as ‘The Beast of Bolsover’.

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets


Saturday 27 April

ARCC Russian Film Studies | The Cuckoo| Aleksandr Rogozhkin| 2012 | £6

September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ‘Smersh’, has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.

Booking required. Click here tor reserve your tickets



Sunday 28 April

Film | Tales of Beatrix Potter| Reginald Mills| 2012 | 90 mins |Free

 Beatrix Potter’s most beloved characters spring to life in this live-action classic.


About Sands Films

An independent film production facility operating in an 18th century listed building in Rotherhithe since 1975. In addition to the studio facilities and the costume service, the venue is home to the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library; it can also be hire for private or public events

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.


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