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Katyn – Why it Deserves a Film

2010. Vladimir Putin leaves a wreath at the memorial to the Polish troops massacred at Katyn in 1940.

When President Kaczynski of Poland was killed in a plan crash at Smolensk in April last year, he had been on his way to a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the murder of […]

GalleryFilm’s January film is Katyn by Andrzej Wajda


Paying homage to the Polish origins of Dulwich Picture Gallery, GalleryFilm are screening Katyn, directed by Poland’s greatest living filmmaker, Andrzej Wajda, on Monday 17th January. Wajda crafts a gripping tale of official cover-up surrounding the murder by the Russians of Poland’s military and intellectual elite at Katyn in 1940.
* Free drinks and food donated by Piast Polish Delicatessen, Crystal Palace

Special Offer – 30% off ‘The Apu Trilogy’

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GalleryFilm has screened the first 2 films of The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray to a sell out audience.  We were incredibly lucky to persuade Andrew Robinson, Ray’s friend, biographer and world authority on his […]

My Life as a Male Amazon Pirate


I notice that GalleryFilm are showing the 1974 film of Swallows and Amazons. I have always loved Arthur Ransome’s series of books – to excess, probably. They certainly influenced my life.

GalleryFilm Christmas family treat – Swallows and Amazons


* Sunday 5 December at 3.45pm at Dulwich Picture Gallery
* Free juice and popcorn
* Free raffle prize – book of ‘Swallows and Amazons’
Rollicking family fun set in the inter wars years is provided by 1974’s SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS, as national treasure Virginia MacKenna (Born Free) takes her two boys and two girls off to the Lake District for their summer holiday.

GalleryFilm’s Christmas treat – It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

It’s that time of year when IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946, certificate U, 130 mins) comes round again for its traditional Christmas slot. But now offering a timely exploration of the differences between good and […]

Xmas Giveaway – DOV’s Chwistmas Tweet

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To celebrate GalleryFilm’s Christmas film – ‘Its a Wonderful Life’ – tell us, in 140 characters (Tweeters rejoice!) what makes your life wonderful and win these Christmas cards by Bob Cox.

Apu in Venice

Andrew Robinson, friend and biographer of Satyajit Ray, will introduce Aparajito and give a Q&A after its screening on 15 November at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Here he talks about the Apu Trilogy‘s struggle for recognition […]

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