SAT 14 SEP: #CWFFF19 Woolwich finale: AKEELAH AND THE BEE ?? (2pm) at Woolwich Library & FIRST MAN (8pm) at Artillery Sq w @Flamsteed telescopes ?

Saturday 14th September 2019 is the final day of our Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival and we end with two films in the centre of Woolwich. In the afternoon we have an indoor screening of Akeelah and the Bee at 2pm with our grand finale at 8pm in Artillery Square: First Man with a chance to look through some telescopes kindly brought along by the Flamsteed Astronomy Society.

If you’ve come to any of our events so far we hope you’ve enjoyed the films and will keep an eye out for us next year, in our fifth year. Thank you for supporting us!

Please click on the Facebook links to let us know you’re coming, and tell your friends too. We’re also on Twitter @CWFilmFestival. and Instagram as @charltonwoolwichfff, our hashtag is #cwfff19.

All our screenings are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Composite image of Akeelah and the Bee and First Man












Woolwich Centre Library
Film starts at 2pm, doors 1.30pm

OUTDOORS screening (bring something warm to wear, we’ll have seats)
Artillery Square, Woolwich
Film starts at 8pm, there aren’t any doors 🙂

1. Akeelah and the Bee (PG) – 2pm, Woolwich Centre Library [INDOORS, SUBTITLED]

“Essentially a sports movie” about competitive spelling, Akeelah and the Bee looks at the high-pressured and often privileged world of American spelling bees where talented spellers are intensively coached to win. Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old African-American girl, has the talent but lacks the resources and the confidence. Her school supports her and finds her a coach, Dr Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), who develops her skill and resilience but her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett) worries that Akeelah is just setting herself up for disappointment.

(Screening will take place in the Reader Development Room, ground floor)

Film will be subtitled.

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Travel options for Woolwich Centre Library
[Google Maps] [What3Words: rests.crib.nation]
Nearest Rail / DLR: Woolwich Arsenal (zone 4)
Nearest pier: Woolwich Arsenal Pier, with Thames Clippers ferries
Buses stopping nearby: 53, 54, 291, 380 and 422 stop particularly close but any bus stopping at Woolwich Town Centre is pretty close by: all Woolwich buses are in this PDF: Woolwich Buses (pdf from National Rail)
[Contact Woolwich Centre Library]
Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

2. FIRST MAN (12A) – 8pm, Artillery Square [OUTDOORS] – closing night film

A biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk on the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

This event will be supported by the Flamsteed Astronomy Society Although the moon will sadly not be visible during the event, volunteers from Flamsteed will be bringing their telescopes so that members of the public can take a look at some other wonders of the night sky.

Refreshments available.



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We also showed … at Artillery Square
Black Panther (Fri 6th Sep) – 8pm

Travel options for Artillery Square
[Google Maps] [What3Words:]
Nearest pier: Woolwich Arsenal Pier, with Thames Clippers ferries
Rail / DLR: Woolwich Arsenal (zone 4)
Buses: LOTS (pdf from National Rail)
Plan a journey with Citymapper (free online and phone app)

All 2019 Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival events
[CWFFF all events page on this site][CWFFF all events page on Facebook]
Full listing of other films in our festival are shown below.

The Charlton and Woolwich Free Film Festival is funded by Royal Borough Greenwich and we are grateful to Berkeley Homes for the use of Royal Artillery Square on the opening and closing nights.






Other films at #CWFFF19