Films

This year we are again celebrating the place that Ealing has created in relation to our film and music industry. Ealing Studios has always defined the British Film Industry, from the first screen version of Hamlet in 1912, through the 1940s and 1950s classics and comedies, such as The LadyKillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Passport To Pimlico, and Kind Hearts and Coronets. Over the past 15 years, Ealing Studios has produced 5 of the top 20 highest grossing British independent films in the UK, such as St. Trinian's and The Importance of Being Earnest, and most recently the TV series Downton Abbey. Similarly, the Ealing Club has been the birthplace of many famous rock and blues bands that have gone on to produce fabulous films like Tommy or Quadrophenia.

We are therefore staging a programme of locally produced and directed films, in conjunction with the students at UWL - to showcase what contemporary film makers are producing. This session will include discussions with the films' directors.

We are also joining forces on Friday with the Ealing Classic Cinema Club and The Ealing Club CIC to screen, at UWL, the West London Premiere of Suburban Steps to Rockland (2017), the story of The Ealing Club. On Saturday we are working together with local residents in North Ealing/Acton who are organising a tour of local film locations in that area. As before, this will be coordinated from The Collective Old Oak (Old Oak Lane) right by the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

We are proud to be able to screen films that demonstrate Ealing's film and music heritage as part of the Festival. Please use the main menu to access details of each specific film screening.