Classic war movie Ice Cold in Alex is among the highlights of this year’s Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival, which starts next month.
The 1958 film, starring John Mills and Sylvia Syms, is set in the Western Desert campaign of World War II, and is best known for the legendary scene at the end of the movie where Mills’ exhausted character downs a beer in one. It is due to be screened at Shrewsbury House on Monday September 11.
Eighties romantic comedy Gregory’s Girl – starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan – is also due to be screened, this time at St Richard’s Church Centre in Charlton on Tuesday September 12th. The coming-of-age movie stars Gordon Sinclair as an awkward teenage footballer in Scotland who falls for a girl who joins his team.
The film festival, which released its draft programme today, is in its eighth year, with free screenings at a variety of venues across SE7 and SE18.
Other films in the line-up include an open-air screening Dungeons & Dragons at St George’s Garrison Church on Woolwich Common (Saturday September 9), while Fires Were Started – a documentary about firefighters during the Blitz – will screen at Charlton Manor School on Friday September 8.
More details can be found on the Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival website.