On November the 20th, Hotel Elephant will be hosting Chocolate Films for week 2 of their 1000 Londoners series, screening ‘Easy Riders’.
This November, Chocolate Films are offering three screening programmes, giving an insight to the parts of the city that are rarely seen. Screenings of selected short documentaries from acclaimed online series 1000 Londoners will take audiences right to the heart of London’s subcultures. The films, which will include premieres of new content, will be shown alongside rare archive footage of London.
In Week 1, meet the Londoners who live the city by night the escorts, cabaret artists and clubbers. In Week 2, hang out with the Londoners on two wheels the Critical Mass protesters and bikers. Dip into the world of London’s fighters in Week 3 including a Shaolin monk and the world’s top Street Fighter gamer.
The screenings are being run as part of the BFI’s ‘Britain on Film’ season, supported by Film Hub London, and will be held at Hackney Attic, The Exhibit, Deptford Cinema, Stow Film Lounge and Hotel Elephant. Londonist has been announced as the media partner for the events.
1000 Londoners earned winner of Best International Web Series at Arcipelago Film Festival 2014 and a nomination for Raindance Best British Web Series 2015. Even national treasure Stephen Fry took to social media, claiming, “More proof that everyone is extraordinary: 1000 Londoners”.
Filmmaker Mark Currie commented: “This is an amazing new stage for our 1 000 Londoners project. It’s the first time we’re getting longer programmes which enable us to show the depth and richness of the city through our films.”
Filmmaker Rachel Wang commented: “These programmes are the only ones in London which allow audiences to see all sides of the city from
transgender comic magicians to professional wrestlers…”