Sitting on the couch to watch your favourite flick is so passé, gone are the days where you would sit on those awkward folding, popcorn-sucking chairs and welcome a new area where your cinema floats whilst you dine canal side.
The Floating Cinema brings you something completely unique – it has gained quite the rep as one of London’s cultural summer highlights. This mobile boat captures new audiences as it meanders down canals with new and exciting free films. Not to mention alfresco bankside screenings as well as workshops and talks both inside the boat and on the canal side. The boat will set sail to Hackney Wick, King’s Cross and Mile end showing both local and national archived films.
The summer programme starts off with some spice with Contracorrente/Upstream – a Rio de Janeiro/London telenovela, with all the added drama. It’s a connecting performance spanning two Olympic cities and using two halves of one screen. Following this, a series called, ‘Another Country’ will be shown, curated in collaboration with award winning author and journo Hari Kunzru. It looks into London’s position in the world- questioning how we live and work within, as well as outside of this melting pot of opportunities and mishaps. Simply, Another Country asks- where is our future? A poignant question in the current Brexit-limbo state.
NB: Ticket releases will be shared out over the next couple of weeks like little golden tickets, some of which are free! The first release for World Cities at Hackney Wick, are now available. Whether on Eventbrite or on the FC website, booking is essential if you want a chance to experience something really magical on the waterways.
For more info, times and tickets check here.