From 16 September, we celebrate the magic of the movies and the love of stories that help us feel connected

Highlights this week include:

The first Watch Party, programmed by the Barbican Young Programmers, looks back at the origins of horror with the classic ‘Cat People’ made in 1942.

You can also hear from Akua Gyamfi founder of The British Blacklist and Co-founder of S.O.U.L Fest, as they talk to We Are Parable in their Film Studio Session, plus if you’re making a film and need some advice or an outside eye, register for a free mentoring session with Forest Film Club on Saturday or Sunday

Families can catch a special edition workshop from Barbican Family film club and if you live in Leytonstone, check out the Moving Pictures programme over the weekend.

NB. All event photography on the following pages was taken pre: Covid 19 and does not reflect the live Covid-safe event set-up planned in 2020. 

From 16 September to 4 October, Leytonstone Loves Film will be sharing cinema and storytelling in the safest and most enjoyable way possible.

Most of the Leytonstone Loves Film programme is taking place online however two projects, Moving Pictures and Shorts on the High Road have screenings in outdoor and indoor venues. We are following current government guidelines that state indoor and outdoor performances can go ahead if the organiser is implementing covid-secure measures.

To read about all the safety measures we have in place please see our general FAQ's, or specific advice for Moving Pictures and Shorts on the High Road. If you have any further queries please contact us at [email protected]

Leytonstone Loves Film is produced by the Barbican in partnership with local residents and organisations and commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.