Published on January 27, 2014 | by Matteo Besana


Camberwell students launch film club

Poster promoting Uncle Boonmee, a film to be shown at Camberwell Screen

BA Drawing student, Leo Dodgson, designed this poster for the opening night of Camberwell Screen. [Leo Dodgson]

A New film club set up by the students and lecturers of Camberwell College of Arts has opened its doors.

Camberwell Screen will mainly show independent and art house films.

The opening night was dedicated to Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul with showings of Phantoms of Nabua and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, two of his short film productions.

The organisers say the film club is an open house for every student or film-lover, not just something for Camberwell art students.

Expanding on the type of movies they plan to show, Leo Dodgson, a BA Drawing student at Camberwell who designed the first poster for the project, said: “We want to show films that challenge the establishment, that criticise colonialism and give people political awareness.”

Students before their first ever film screening

Film club organisers Matthew Clifton, Leo Dodgson and Jeffrey T Y Lee prior to the first screening. [Andy Fyle]


Mark Langston, a BA Drawing student who is also involved in the project, added: “In the intervals of the screenings, we would also like to give students the chance to show their work, being it a short, a performance, etc.”

The creation of the student-led film club has already attracted the attention of the Curzon independent cinema chain, who are keen to work with the students “providing a better quality screening within their facilities,”  stated Jeffrey T Y Lee, a BA Drawing lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts.

He continued: “More and more, the project will become the students’ own and it will be their responsibility to choose the films, design the poster for each night and create forum of discussion after the movies.”

The film club is set to hold a series of nine weekly screenings, every Tuesday at the Wilson Road Lecture Theatre, Camberwell.

More information can be found here.


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