Gangland London Film Festival
The Gangland London Film Festival brings together some of the great London gangster films alongside Q&As from film specialists, crime authors and historians.
From 1950’s classic The Blue Lamp alongside a Q&A with Paul Willetts author of North Soho 999 – the story of the crimes that inspired the film – to 2000’s brutal Gangster No.1 starring David Thewlis as gang boss, Freddie Mays ‘the butcher of Mayfair’ and Paul Bettany as right hand man, told in flashback by Gangster No.1, Malcolm McDowell, with a Q&A best-selling crime writer and critic Cathi Unsworth, the festival promises to be a treat for fans of gangster films, classic noir, London and much more.
Also showing will be Nicolas Roeg’s Performance, starring James Fox and of course, Mick Jagger, 1971’s Villain with Richard Burton as murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, mother-obsessed homosexual modelled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, and the amazing Get Carter starring Michael Caine and Britt Ekland, with a Q&A with author Nick Triplow and closing the festival is The Long Good Friday, rarely seen on the big screen and promising an explosive finale to the festival on the Sunday night.
Takes place Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th October.