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Dan Carrier’s movies news: North London Film Festival

05 April, 2019 — By Dan Carrier

Karl Kennedy-Williams

THE programme for the fourth North London Film Festival, run by Unrestricted View and held at various venues across Islington, has been announced.
The 2019 event takes place from April 23-28.

In 2018, the festival branched out from its Hen and Chickens HQ – the theatre above a pub at Highbury Corner – and this year is expanding to take in the Angel Centre’s Vue Cinema as well.

The opening gala features a film called Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours at The Screen On The Green, Upper Street, on Tuesday April 23. Called a “thrilling micro-budget independent drama shot over the course of one year,” it used only volunteers.

Two ambitious detectives (Karl Kennedy-Williams and Judson Vaughan) are on a stakeout as they track down a gang that deals drugs. And then the plot switches from the present to the future, following the pair’s careers with a backdrop of serious crime.

The Hen and Chickens Theatre remains at the centre of the festival, and is set to host a number of events for film industry types to hob-nob with film lovers.

Festival creative director James Wren tells us: “The UVFF festival is run by filmmakers for filmmakers. We’re passionate about celebrating all aspects of independent filmmaking and creating platforms for up and coming artists. The festival programme includes creative teams from across the world and we are hosting events and workshops throughout the week.”

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