We’re pleased to present the first cinema event in 2019 - Shut & Up and Play the Piano charts the journey of Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer Chilly Gonzales as an outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music.
On the 25th of October we’re back at House Of Vans with a screening of the music documentary Being Blacker featuring a Q&A with the film Director Molly Dineen and Steve Martin aka 'Blacker Dread'. And that's not all... following the film, Blacker Dread will also be on selection duties behind the decks for a rare, short set.
commune returns to House of Vans this May with the UK Premiere of award winning & critically acclaimed documentary Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (Director's Cut) chronicling the authentic life, music, and history of 90’s underground hip-hop culture in the states.
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commune returns to House of Vans this December with a free screening of L7: Pretend We're Dead. The newly released documentary takes us on a all-access journey into the 1990's grunge movement that the world by storm and the band that help define it as the sound of a generation.
Our monthly film club returns to House Of Vans London this September with a free screening of A Life In Waves a documentary exploring the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani.
To complement the screening we've joined have joined forces with London Modular Alliance - an East London based 3-man collective that lies somewhere between a shop and a cult - to bring a free modular workshop to the Waterloo tunnels.
commune presents an exlusive screening of Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary at the Rio Cinema, Dalston. The event will include a special performance of Coltrane’s work by Mobo, Jazz FM and Parliamentary Jazz winner Binker Golding, who has assembled the Binker Golding trio with Sam Jones (drums) and Jay Darwish (bass) for the occasion. The recently released documentary was written and directed by Emmy, Grammy and Writers Guild Award Nominee John Scheinfeld and is narrated by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington.
comm•une Cinema returns to our fully renovated cinema space this August with a free screening of I Called Him Morgan.
Lauded with critical acclaim at 2016 Film Festivals in Toronto, New York, London and Venice I Called Him Morgan offers an exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.
The screening will be hosted in our 100-seat cinema space; the event is free with booking required. A very limited number of walk in tickets will be available on the day, on a first come, first served basis.
Julien Temple's Oil City Confidential is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s. It is a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads the Sex Pistols in The Filth & The Fury and Joe Strummer in The Future Is Unwritten.
'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)' is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records, drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks that put Stones Throw on the map
We're kicking off our new film club with House of Vans London with a pre-release screening of award-winning documentary Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.