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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

The Pleasure Garden (1953) + A Morning Stroll (BAFTA-winning short) + Little Miss Sunshine (main feature)


Our open air cinema at Coopers Yard, part of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, will show The Pleasure Garden (1953), a BBC short film, on its 60th anniversary on Friday 28 June, 2013 at 8.30pm.


Filmed among the ruins of the Crystal Palace terraces, The Pleasure Garden is a poetic ode to desire. Made by the American poet James Broughton, the film features Hattie Jacques and Lindsay Anderson, with John le Mesurier as the bureaucrat determined to stamp out any form of free expression. Lovers of the history of Crystal Palace will find much to treasure in this time capsule of a film, which shows the Crystal Colonnade and the bandstand (both later demolished), the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Memorial, and much of the statuary that was to be auctioned off in 1957.


This special screening will be followed by the Oscar nominated, BAFTA-winning short, A Morning Stroll by Crystal Palace’s own Grant Orchard. This animated short film tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years...


This special screening will be followed by the main feature Little Miss Sunshine. What happens when you stuff a failed motivation speaker, his wife, the nation's number one Proust scholar, an elderly potty-mouthed heroin addict, a teen who's mute by choice, and a bespectacled little pageant hopeful into a mini VW bus for a three day road trip? You get this hilarious but moving satire about a dysfunctional family obsessed with winning.


With bar and music – tickets £7.50 in advance from the festival website


Includes a free drink on arrival


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