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Thursday 07th December 2017
On 7 December put down your LEGO, haul yourself out of your Arne Jacobsen chair and turn off your Bang & Olufsen stereo (playing Aqua’s classic Barbie Girl no doubt) and make your way down to the Herne Hill Baptist Church for the Danish opening of this year’s Christmas Herne Hill Free Film Festival, Babette’s Feast.
The film – Denmark’s first Oscar winner – tells the tale of a Parisian chef displaced by the 1830s Communard uprising who comes to live as a servant to two elderly sisters in a frugal Christian community on Denmark’s Jutland coast. After first bending to their austere life and diet, a stroke of good fortune gives her the opportunity to treat the community to a lavish culinary indulgence that after 30 years still ranks among cinema’s most mouth-watering meals.
This screening – at one of the collection points for the Norwood and Brixton Food Bank – marks the start of the Herne Hill Free Film Festival’s partnership with its local food bank. This means that people coming to any of the festival’s films in December will have the opportunity to donate food, and with all collections taken at the screenings also being donated to Norwood and Brixton Food Bank, people in the local area will be able to get the emergency food and support they need this Christmas.
Before you leave home we encourage you to grab some supplies or any spare change to help the Herne Hill Free Film Festival help the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank make as many happy Christmases as possible in the local area this year. The Herne Hill Free Film Festival will be tweeting information about urgently needed items so stay tuned on Twitter to @HerneHillFilm.
Click here to see the trailer!