Sunday Shorts Lounge

With London's Screen Archives

Sunday Shorts Lounge


Drop into the intimate setting of the Curve room in Leytonstone Library for a selection of the weekend's best shorts you might have missed. The programme finishes with a simultaneous screening of Agnès Varda's The Gleaners and I to round off the weekend.

The Rolling Shorts programme includes:

East London from yesteryear, courtesy of London’s Screen Archives:
Join us for a thirty minute lively trip through Waltham Forest and its neighbouring boroughs and communities, through the 1920s to the late '80s.

Featuring, amongst other gems, scenes of the Duchess Of York’s opening a bazaar in 1920’s Leyton,  the Prince Of Wales joining fans at a friendly West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspurs match in aid of the British Legion (1930),  Wanstead and Woodford’s Cine Club annual dinner dance (1957), and the Dockland’s Railway opening in Stratford (1987).

Films made by young people:
Out of the Box (U)
UK 2019 Dir Leyton 6th Form
Please note, this film contains flashing images for first 40 seconds.

Grime Waltham Forest - The Documentary (U)
A documentary highlighting the significant contributions made by local artists and producers to the creation of the genre back in the early '00s. Featuring archive footage as well as interviews with JammerChad 'Ratty' StennettDPowerSharky MajorCoelle (aka Lady Fury)BruzaMizz Beats and Alex Boateng (aka Twin)

The film was co-created by MVP Workshops and a group of 16-25 year old filmmakers from the borough and beyond.

A selection of Youth Invisible shorts:
A programme of Barbican Young Programmers-curated short films that focus on unseen youth with common ground in their experimental take on the medium through animation. 

A Different Category (15)
2018 Linnéa Haviland 5 min 11

Own Skin
2018 Saskia Tomlinson 2 min 05

UK 2018 Dir Khevin Ibrahim 2 min

From Stories & Supper:
Ugwumpiti (U)
An account of Maurice Nwokeji's childhood experience of the Biafran war and life in the UK as a young refugee. 

UK 2016 Dir Eithne Nightingale

A selection of shorts from the Women Over 50 Film Festival:

Swim (U)
Germany 2018 Dir Maike Mahira Koller 3 mins

Grandmother (U)
UK 2018 Dir Heather Dirckze, Charanpreet Khaira, Melina Campos 6 mins

The Wait (U)
UK 2016 Dir Dhruv Tripathi 17 mins

The Past Is Another Country (U)
UK 2014 Dir Magda Rakita 5 mins

And She Rode Forth (U)
Canada 2018 Dir Deb Ethier 3 mins

The Beekeeper (U)
UK 2018 Dir Alexa Banks 9 mins

The 5pm Feature:
The Gleaners and I
An intriguing cross-country journey exploring poverty, thrift and the curious position of scavenging in French history and culture. 

Agnès Varda became fascinated with the 1857 painting The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet and in response, spent eight months following 'scavengers' of all conceptions - from those picking throw other's leftovers to artists who would create with found objects. This is a film about value and what people treasure, and a captivating glimpse into the meaning we put into things.

France 2000 Dir Agnès Varda 82 min
Please note, this film contains infrequent mild bad language.