The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe

The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe
133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
  • Telephone 020 7732 5275
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  • Website www.clfartcafe.org
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The African Funk Orchestra

Muntu Valdo leads the band through a wide range of world and funk covers.

Wed 20 Sep

£16.50 some concessions / 020 7732 5275

Alsarah And The Nubatones (sudan)

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER - 8.00pm - £15.00/£12.50 (cons) THE CLF ART CAFÉ BLOCK A, BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4ST ALSARAH and THE NUBATONES (SUDAN) Alsarah's mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they've played. The Sudanese singer Alsarah…

Wed 27 Sep

£16.50 some concessions / 020 7732 5275

Apollo 13

On 13 April 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on the service module of the Apollo 13 spacecraft, leaving three astronauts stranded some 200,000 miles from home. Howard's screen retelling is a big, epic adventure with a proudly patriotic stance. The space photography is just fantastic and the acting as good as it gets. Great…

Sat 12 Aug

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Baby Driver

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Written by: Edgar Wright
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
  • UK release: 16 August 2017

Baby (Elgort) is an Atlanta getaway driver, forced by his boss Doc (Spacey) into doing one last heist. Exuberant crime caper full of stonking music; the story is hardly original, but Wright’s snappy dialogue and zesty direction reinvigorates the genre clichés, and the stars revel in it. Great fun.

Sat 5 Aug

020 7732 5275

Tue 22 Aug

020 7732 5275

Back to the Future

  • 4 stars
  • 1985
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Written by: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
  • Cast: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Thomas F Wilson

Deservedly popular time-travelling fantasy adventure with street-smart 80s teenager whisked back in time for a little chicanery with his future parents.

Thu 3 Aug

020 7732 5275

Beauty and the Beast

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.

Tue 15 Aug

020 7732 5275

Bump & Hustle Music

Paul Trouble Anderson, John Morales, Phil Asher, Joe Davis, Neil Pierce, Josh Tautz and Koe Uemura spin a mix of house, soul, disco and funk.

Sat 29 Jul

£7–£10 various releases / 020 7732 5275

House, hip hop and disco across two floors, featuring on Level 1 Paul Trouble Anderson and Bobby & Steve, then on Level 2 it's Keith Lawrence and Don Letts.

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Casablanca

  • 5 stars
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Sat 19 Aug

020 7732 5275

Drive

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks

Gosling's Hollywood stuntman/getaway driver gets mixed up with the wrong crowd in writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn's crime thriller. Refn's proved to be (arguably) one of the greatest film stylists and genre anarchists working today and the dialogue is reductive, elusive and cloaked in cod portent and existential…

Sun 6 Aug

020 7732 5275

Wed 9 Aug

020 7732 5275

The Fun Club And Slap Engine: Double Bill

The Fun Club tests its latest un-named work-in-progress, whilst Slap Engine bring their piece That's So 90s to the stage.

Tue 1 Aug

£7.50 (£5) / 020 7732 5275

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Aug

£7.50 (£5) / 020 7732 5275

  • 19:30

Get Out

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Written by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
  • UK release: 17 March 2017

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to…

Wed 23 Aug

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GoodFellas

  • 5 stars
  • 1990
  • US
  • 2h 25min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Braco, Paul Sorvino.

Liotta plays Henry Hill, a real-life mafioso, with De Niro as his mentor in crime. And while the bullets, fists and carving knives fly, Scorsese brings us back to that unavoidable question – yes, it's glamorous and lucrative to live this way, but can anyone really live with the consequences? Winner of BAFTA awards for…

Sun 27 Aug

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The Graduate

  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson

Deliciously awkward college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) finds himself in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner.

Tue 1 Aug

020 7732 5275

Hamlet

Shakespeare's Danish tragedy, presented by Changeling Theatre, in aid of the Childhood Trust at Middle Temple Hall.

Tue 8 Aug

£10–£20 / 020 7732 5275

  • 14:20

£7–£12.50 / 020 7732 5275

  • 19:15

Hawaiian Bop 40s To 60s Sessions

Retro and vintage rock'n'roll, R&B, soul, funk and world rhythms.

Fri 28 Jul

£5–£10 various releases / 020 7732 5275

Rock'n'roll, soul, R&B and Motown courtesy of Richio Suzuki, Oscar Romp and DJ Rocky Xpress 2.

  • 22:00 – 04:00

Hidden Figures

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Thu 27 Jul

020 7732 5275

High Fidelity

  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: DV DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg
  • Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisa Bonet

Nick Hornby's story of a vinyl junkie who's more interested in his music collection than his relationships with women is practically a British institution. Yet, Cusack – and co-writer/producer pals D.V. DeVincentis and Steve Pink – have drawn on their own pasts to make a film that's as funny and profound as the book. But…

Wed 26 Jul

020 7732 5275

Kartel Carnival Warm Up

Clap! Clap!, The Busy Twis, Tash LC, Do Dat Den and Moto spin reggae and other genres.

Fri 25 Aug

£8; £7 early bird / 020 7732 5275

  • 22:00 – 04:30

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Thu 31 Aug

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Little Miss Sunshine

  • 4 stars
  • 2006
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Written by: Michael Arndt
  • Cast: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin

Probably the planet's most dysfunctional family embark on a road trip to that totem of American aspirations: a children's beauty contest in California. An amusing script, impressive acting and memorable fantasy sequences round out the critique of the prevailing win-at-all-costs culture.

Thu 10 Aug

020 7732 5275

Logan

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 17min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Mangold
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant
  • UK release: 1 March 2017

Grey-haired, boozy and ailing, Logan (Jackman) is caring for the now elderly Charles Xavier (Stewart) when he encounters a young mutant girl, Laura (Keen). A glorious swansong for Wolverine; the world-weary tone, low-key setting and ballsy climax really impress. First class.

Thu 17 Aug

020 7732 5275

The Lost City of Z

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 21min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson
  • UK release: 24 March 2017

The true story of the Amazonian expeditions of British army officer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), which inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Despite good work from Hunnam, Miller as Percy’s plucky wife and Pattinson as his loyal sidekick, it’s a languorous and sometimes confusing story which sometimes becomes The Lost City of…

Fri 11 Aug

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Fri 28 Jul

£7 / 020 7732 5275

Tropical beats and dancehall vibes from Chancha Via Circuito, MC Fedzilla, Cal Jader and Selecta Mad Max.

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Main Squeeze

Funk, hip hop, soul, swing, garage, grime, jungle and drum'n'bass delivered by Mr Thing and BobaFatt.

Fri 4 Aug

£5–£10 / 020 7732 5275

  • 22:00 – 04:00

Memory Box

The selectors on the night are on hand to supply examples from the history of electronic club music.

Fri 11 Aug

£5 / 020 7732 5275

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Memory Box - Disco In The House

On this special Memory Box night we celebrate all things disco. From today's modern trippy disco twist from the likes of Todd Terje, Prins Thomas, Caribou, Space Dimension Controller, Andrew Weatherall, Bicep and Aeroplane back through 00's and 90's disco house from Derrick Carter, Daft Punk, DJ Sneak, Chicken Lips and…

Fri 11 Aug

£8 / 020 7732 5275

Nbz Events: Summer Showcase!

We are promising you a night you surely will not forget! We have found 8 strong artists from around London who will be performing with a LIVE BAND! It is urban music at it's finest! We have a combination of rappers, singers and spoken word artists!  There will be giveaways on the night and a chance to showcase your…

Wed 16 Aug

£4.84–£5.90 / 020 7732 5275

Pulp Fiction

  • 4 stars
  • 1994
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis

Much more ambitious than Reservoir Dogs, the most awaited second feature of the 90s has many scenes that crackle with Tarantino wit, and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the pulp crime manner concern hitmen, ailing boxers, gang bosses and their molls, drug…

Wed 16 Aug

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Raw

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • France/Belgium
  • 1h 39min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Julia Ducournau
  • Written by: Julia Ducournau
  • Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella

During a hazing ritual at veterinary school Justine (Marillier) eats meat for the first time and develops an unbidden appetite for it. Ducournau’s first feature film has received much attention for its horrific depiction of cannibalism, with reports of dry-heaving and fainting audience members when it was shown at the…

Fri 28 Jul

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • 4 stars
  • 1975
  • UK
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Sharman
  • Written by: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
  • Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray

The cult film to end all others, this rock spoof on old horror movies has created a breed of Rocky Horror crazies, and packs them in at late shows everywhere. The film has its moments, and Curry is splendidly camp as the bisexual Frank N Furter.

Sat 26 Aug

020 7732 5275

Sat 12 Aug

£7–£13 various releases / 020 7732 5275

Funk, soul, disco and hip hop with on Level 1 Jazzheadchronic, Smokey Joe & The Kid feat Mystro and guest DJ, Level 2 Snowboy and Ian Wright, Level 3 DJ Andy Smith and Reach Up Disco Wonderland DJs plus in the Basement, Rye Wax and guests.

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Sat 19 Aug

£7–£13 various releases / 020 7732 5275

Funk, soul, disco and hip hop with on Level 1 Jazzheadchronic, Don't Problem Brass Band and guest DJ, Level 2 Snowboy and Dean Rudland, Level 3 Nik Weston and Huw 72 plus in the Basement, Rye Wax and Wah Wah 45 DJs.

  • 22:00 – 05:00

The South London Soul Train: Fela Kuti Special

Funk, soul, disco and hip hop with on Level 1 Jazzheadchronic, Bukky Leo, Black Egypt and guest DJ, Level 2 Snowboy and Perry Louis, Level 3 Rob Messer, Claire Kalvis and guest, plus in the Basement, Rye Wax First Word and Wah Wah 45 DJs.

Sat 5 Aug

£7–£13 various releases / 020 7732 5275

  • 22:00 – 05:00

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
  • UK release: 5 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is the third actor to play the web-slinger, delivering a performance that gives the character a new edge, helped along by Jon Watts' fine directing. A humorous and action-packed addition to the Spider-Man canon.

Thu 24 Aug

020 7732 5275

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Fri 18 Aug

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This is Spinal Tap

  • 5 stars
  • 1983
  • US
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rob Reiner
  • Cast: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, RJ Parnell, Ed Begley Jr.

Certainly the most ingenious, accurate and funny of all spoof rockumentaries, with wonderfully spontaneous dialogue, convincing fly-on-the-wall camera work, self-penned heavy metal parodies, and of course the amp that goes to 11.

Wed 2 Aug

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Trainspotting

  • 4 stars
  • 1996
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
  • UK release: 23 February 1996

John Hodge's screenplay perfectly captures the desperate humour of Irvine Welsh's novel, keeping the episodic structure of junkie scenes for the first half before concentrating on Renton in London in the later stages. Fast and stylish direction, with a creative soundtrack and acting that's off-the-rails excellent, this…

Sun 30 Jul

020 7732 5275

Tru Skool Beats!

Disco, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop and reggae.

Sat 29 Jul

£5 adv / 020 7732 5275

DJ Keith Lawrence supplies disco, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop and reggae, with guest Don Letts.

  • 22:00 – 04:00

True Romance

  • 1993
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tony Scott
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary (uncredited)
  • Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken

Comic bookstore assistant Clarence meets, sleeps with and marries novice hooker Alabama within a matter of hours, then the lovebirds find themselves on the run with an accidentally stolen case of cocaine. Limelight-stealing cameos and writer Quentin Tarantino's verbal set-pieces fire this excellent movie, the epitome of…

Wed 30 Aug

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Up

  • 5 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson
  • Cast: Voices of Christopher Plummer, Edward Asner, Paul Eiding

Seventy-eight year old curmudgeon Carl Fredericksen and eight-year-old Junior Wilderness Explorer Russell embark on the adventure of a lifetime in South America. While it unfolds on a grand scale, at its heart is a human story that will resonate with viewers of every age. Marrying sadness with triumph, Pixar have created…

Wed 6 Sep

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Withnail & I

  • 5 stars
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bruce Robinson
  • Written by: Bruce Robinson
  • Cast: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Two out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage, where one of them suffers the attentions of the predatory owner. Entertaining British comedy with a dedicated following; do not attempt to drink along with it.

Tue 29 Aug

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