Friday, October 31, 2008


·          Special events at The Ritzy - November 2008


·           Reminiscence Screening at the Ritzy

Monthly screenings of classic movies for film lovers young and old, followed by Q&A with film lecturer Graham Rinadli.

Wonder Man (1954)

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

Date/time: Tuesday 18 November, 1.00pm


Duration: 98min

Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson 's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake at Prospect Park , Brooklyn .  Buzzy comes back as a ghost and summons his bookworm twin, Edwin Dingle, to Prospect Park so that he can help police nail Jackson .

Tickets: £2.50 (Seniors) with free tea and coffee

To book call: 08708 505 703
Please Note: Wheelchair users must book in advance for all screenings


·           Bufallo - San: Black and Asian Film Festival

Date/time: Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm

Buffalo presents a programme of short films especially for The Ritzy.  An innovative and exciting collection of shorts from new and established filmmakers from UK and abroad.  Incuding Q&A with filmmakers and prizes for the best film (voted by you), plus live performance, poetry and music.


·           I.O.U.S.A.

Date/time: Friday 14 November, 6.30pm

I.O.U.S.A boldly examines the rapidly growing American national debt and its consequences for US citizens.  Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programmes and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honour, America must mend its spendthrift ways or face an economic disaster of epic proportions.

Tickets: £8.50 / £6.50 members


·                     JULIA + Q&A

Date/time: Thursday 20 November, 7.30pm

Tilda Swinton plays Julia, a 40 year old alcoholic just scraping through a life of vodka and one night stands. Her only friend Mitch, himself a recovering alcoholic, encourages her to attend an AA meeting after she loses her job. A chance meeting there with her Mexican neighbour Elena provides Julia with a potential way out. Elena suffers from psychosis, so her son Tommy is in the care of his rich grandfather following his father's death. Elena will pay Julia $50,000 if she will aid in his kidnap and ransom. Driven to the brink of financial and emotional desperation, Julia must make a decision that will either pull her back, or push her over.

Tickets: £8.50 / £6.50 members

Venue: The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane , London SW12 1JG
Box Office: 08717 042 059



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