This is important cinema
Sometimes cinema is about escapism. Other times, cinema is about highlighting issues, addressing them and instigating change – which is something it can do (think SuperSize Me or The Thin Blue Line). Which is why this is a film screening with a difference. Being held at the Everyman Cinema in Canary Wharf, the London Working Group are showing Nil By Mouth in aid of London Crimestoppers. Nil by Mouth has a London-based plot with domestic abuse at its core. No one that watches it can fail to be affected by its stark portrayal. Directed by Gary Oldman and starring Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke, it was one of the first films to tackle the subject matter of domestic abuse head on. After this screening, there will be a panel talk after the film, with film and domestic abuse experts discussing the portrayal of domestic abuse in film. The funds raised from this screening will go directly towards the London Group of Crimestoppers tackling domestic abuse in the city. Cinema that makes a difference. "At the beginning of Nil By Mouth we cannot understand the South London dialect very easily, and aren't sure who all the characters are. By the end, we know this family and we understand everything they say, and many things they do not say." – Roger Ebert Certificate: 18. Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes. Each ticket includes: screening, glass of champagne, raffle ticket & discussion. Over 18s only. Valid ID required.
"By buying a ticket to the screening, you will be supporting a proactive campaign to help end the cycle of domestic abuse in homes across London."