#CWFFF18 10 Sep: @Silver_Linings Playbook @StirWoolwich / Stanley and his Daughters @artFixLondon

We have two great films for Monday 10th September, our fourth day in the the Charlton and Woolwich Free Film FestivalSilver Linings Playbook at Stir Cafe and Stanley and His Daughters at artFix both in Woolwich.









Silver Linings Playbook (15) – with SUBTITLES
INDOORS screening
Stir Cafe, Woolwich
7:00PM (Doors open 6.30PM)
Monday 10th September 2018
FREE (No ticket required – First come first served)

Stanley and His Daughters (U)
INDOORS screening
artFix, Woolwich
7:30PM (Doors open 7.00PM)
Monday 10th September 2018
FREE (No ticket required – First come first served)


Thank you to our festival partner and sponsor

Silver Linings Playbook

After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

There will be Café food and drinks, and good company!

Please note, this screening will have SUBTITLES.

Doors 6:30pm, film 7:00pm.

[CWFFF event page] [Facebook event page]

See Travel options to Stir Cafe below.

Stanley and his Daughters

‘Children of geniuses tend to have a rather hard time of it. If you’re a genius you have to be a bit tough’, says Unity Spencer, daughter of Stanley Spencer, one of the most important 20th-century British artists.

Stanley’s visionary art, his obsession with his work and the drama of a private life described as ‘the most bizarre domestic soap opera in the history of British art’ wreaked havoc on his family.

The break-up with his first wife, fellow artist Hilda Carline, was traumatic for his daughters Unity and Shirin. So too, was the fiasco of their father’s second marriage to self-confessed lesbian, Patricia Preece.

The daughter’s separation, post-divorce, took root in their lives and only now, in old age, have they come together again. Last summer, Unity packed up her Clapham home of 40 years, boxed up her old life, her father’s drawings, sketchbooks and letters and moved to Wales to be close to Shirin. With Unity’s son John, Stanley’s grandson, they plan to live altogether.

The film explores the sisters’ relationship – fractured, fraught but ultimately loving – as they try to understand and reclaim their father and investigate their family’s archaeology. Unity, now 87, and Shirin, 91, begin a late rapprochement and attempt to become a family again as they build a new life together. Through them, the film provides an insight into Stanley’s life, motivations and his art – offering a completely fresh take on one of Britain’s and the 20th century’s greatest artists.

With access to Stanley’s and Hilda’s correspondence, the film reflects on an extraordinary cache written over 30 years that John Spencer is painstakingly transcribing. These, together with a further nine years of letters which Stanley wrote to Hilda after her death, run to millions of words.

The event will be attended by the director Francis Hanly, John Spencer and if her health allows her, Shirin Spencer.

[CWFFF event page] [Facebook event page]

Other films showing at artFix

  • 11 Sep – Tue, 7.30pm – Get Out, artFix Woolwich SUBTITLES
  • 12 Sep – Wed, 7.30pm – Do the Right Thing, artFix Woolwich SUBTITLES

See Travel options to artFix below.

Travel options to Stir Cafe

Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

Stir Cafe (map location) is in walking distance of Woolwich Arsenal (both rail station and pier and the DLR station is just a little bit further).

  • Buses that stop nearby include 178 and 386 (at Bus Stop L heading towards the rail station). There are numerous buses stopping in or near General Gordon Square which is within walking distance too (detailed bus map and info, PDF)

Travel options to artFix

Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

artFix on Powis Street is within walking distance of General Gordon Square and Woolwich Arsenal (rail and DLR, and pier) stations.

  • Any bus arriving at General Gordon Square (PDF of local buses) will get you quite close.

Other films at #CWFFF18

  1. 7 Sep – Fri, 7pm – The Greatest Showman, General Gordon Square OUTDOORS CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control
  2. 7 Sep – Fri, 7.30pm – Yellow Submarine, Shrewsbury House Community Centre Library
  3. 8 Sep – Sat, 7.30pm – Mary Poppins, Charlton House OUTDOORS
  4. 9 Sep – Sun, 8pm – This is Spinal Tap, The White Swan OUTDOORS
  5. 10 Sep – Mon, 7pm – Silver Linings Playbook, STIR café SUBTITLES
  6. 10 Sep – Mon, 7.30pm – Arena – Stanley and his Daughters, artFix Woolwich
  7. 11 Sep – Tue, 7.30pm – Journey’s End, Charlton House
  8. 11 Sep – Tue, 7.30pm – Get Out, artFix Woolwich SUBTITLES
  9. 11 Sep – Tue, 7.30pm – Jargon – More Than You Ever Wanted To Know & The Joy of Essex, Tramshed
  10. 12 Sep – Wed, 7.30pm – Snatch, The Star
  11. 12 Sep – Wed, 7.30pm – Do the Right Thing, artFix Woolwich SUBTITLES
  12. 13 Sep – Thu, 7.30pm – The Doo Dah Man, Starbucks
  13. 13 Sep – Thu, 7.30pm – 3rd edition of the International Short Film Competition, Charlton House
  14. 14 Sep – Fri, 6.30pm – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Shrewsbury House Community Centre Library SUBTITLES
  15. 14 Sep – Fri, 7.00pm – The Dish, Charlton House OUTDOORS SUBTITLES
  16. 14 Sep – Fri, 7.45pm – Young Frankenstein, Severndroog Castle OUTDOORS